CIBS “Meet the Supervisors Event” Brings Information and Updates to Long Island’s Commercial Real Estate Community

The latest information and updates regarding three of Long Island's largest towns - Babylon, Huntington and North Hempstead - were recently revealed during CIBS LI's Meet the Supervisors Breakfast.

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MELVILLE, New York – May 16, 2013 – The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island (CIBS) hosted a special "Meet the Supervisors Breakfast" on May 14, 2013 to provide information and updates on real estate development and projects in three of Long Island’s largest towns. The panel included Jon Kaiman, North Hempstead Town Supervisor; Frank P. Petrone, Huntington Town Supervisor; Rich Schaffer, Babylon Town Supervisor and moderator CIBS President Gary Schacker, SIOR, Principal of United Realty. Members of the real estate and business community asked questions and each supervisor provide their views, information and goals for development in their respective towns.

"The discussion was refreshing and the candid answers from the supervisors made it clear that they’re on top of development in their respective towns. Each supervisor expressed their interest and explained the challenges that they face. It was clear that these leaders also understand the needs and interests of both the commercial real estate sector and the residents in the communities they serve," said CIBS President Gary Schacker, SIOR, Principal of United Realty.

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman discussed the development projects in North Hempstead and the importance of balancing development and community involvement. Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone spoke about the new Canon U.S.A. corporate facility in Melville and the significant progress made in terms of development in Huntington Station. Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer provided an overview of development in the Town including the significant progress of Wyandanch Rising.

CIBS, "The authoritative voice on Long island for commercial real estate," hosts events to provide information for its members and for the greater Long Island business community interested in the economic future of Long Island. For information about Commercial Industrial Brokers Society, please visit

 CIBS was formed in 1992 out of the shared belief among the region's leading brokers that the region needed a unified voice to advocate on behalf of professionalism, ethics and industry cohesion. Today CIBS is a leading voice and advocate for commercial development in the Long Island market. Since its formation, CIBS has helped upgrade the industry by offering hundreds of educational programs, seminars and presentations; advocated professional standards and offered grievance resolution; provided informal mentoring relationships; raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities; and created social settings in which colleagues have become friends, and competitors respected peers. For information about the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island, visit