FirstService Residential’s Athenes Bauza Completes Prestigious REBNY Fellows Leadership Program
The Real Estate Board of New York’s program is committed to cultivating diverse talent and building a leadership pipeline to fuel growth and innovation.NEW YORK, June 26, 2023 – FirstService Residential, the leading manager of residential properties in the New York metropolitan region, is delighted to announce that Athenes Bauza, Business Development Director for the company’s Multifamily Rental Management Division, is a graduate of the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) 2023 Fellows Leadership Program. The prestigious program was developed in partnership with the Coro New York Leadership Center, New York City's premier civic leadership training organization, and is offered to a select group of mid-career professionals in the real estate industry.
The rigorous coursework includes advocacy and civil leadership training from industry pioneers, experiential training sessions, and programming designed to inspire the next generation of real estate professionals. Out of hundreds of applicants, REBNY selected 24 candidates to complete the 2023 Fellows Leadership Program.
“I am extremely proud of Athenes’ achievement, which speaks volumes of her dedication to the industry, as well as her own professional growth,” said James N. Bovino, FirstService Residential’s Vice President of Business Development. “She has proven herself to be an invaluable asset to the organization and I am confident she will be a driving force for the future of our industry.”
Prior to joining FirstService, Bauza spent more than a decade in luxury residential sales and business development for a nationally recognized brokerage that achieved more than $1.6 billion in cumulative sales.
In her current role as Business Development Director, Bauza capitalizes on her marketplace expertise to deliver strategic sales insights and develop an extensive pipeline of new business. In 2022, she exceeded annual sales targets by more than 200% and has cultivated a reputation among clients and her peers as a subject matter expert in real estate transactions, evolving tenant preferences, and local laws governing the operation of multifamily residential buildings.
“I am incredibly grateful to REBNY and Coro for developing this program,” said Bauza. “From touring the SoHo rezoning district to an open dialogue with leading developers and lawmakers, the program effectively blurred the line between theory and real-world application of concepts that will shift the industry.”