Don Minichino

Real Estate Salesperson

Commercial Real Estate

800 Westchester Ave Rye Brook, NY 10573

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About Me

A lifelong Hudson Valley resident, I’ve been a journalist, ad executive and economic developer. I’ve built a unique skill set and knowledge of the economy of the region, and am putting it all to work in commercial real estate. Being involved in regional economic development for the past 10 years, I've focused my energy on site selection, data centers, food and beverage, ecommerce/logistics. I've got my finger on the pulse of industrial and office investment and business activity and possess the knowledge and relationships to make deals happen. Serving as co-chair of a 500-plus member young professionals organization and a monthly food-art-music festival that attracts more than 10,000 people every year, and a coordinator of the Greater Hudson Valley Young Professionals Summit, I’m just as much about community as I am real estate.

Professional Awards & Achievements

2020 NYSCAR Hudson Valley Economic Developer of the Year Award 2018 Leadership Dutchess Class Graduate and Community Advocate Award Winner 2017 Dutchess County 40 Under 40 Mover and Shaker Award Winner

Professional Associations & Designations

New York State Commercial Association of Realtors - Board Member, Putnam & N. Westchester Chapter Dutchess County Economic Development Advisory Council - Real Estate Committee Member Hudson Valley Young Professionals, Past Co-Chair Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Member, Business Education Committee

Community Involvement

Leadership Dutchess Student Mentor 2018-2019 Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen Food & Bev Academy Mentor 2019-Present First Friday Poughkeepsie Co-Chair 2017-Present Special Olympics NY Annual Volunteer 2016-Present Special Olympics NY Fishkill Polar Plunge Participant 2010-2020 Sparrow's Nest of the Hudson Valley Destination Runner 2017-Present Abilities First Inc. Board Member 2020-Present

Personal Interests

Videography, Photography, Kayaking, Dragon Boat Racing, Marathons, Triathlons, Rail Trails, Hiking, Spontaneous Trips, Sports Stadiums, Long-distance Train Excursions

Real Estate Expertise

In my first year, I closed 10 commercial deals, including the sale of a 2ac parcel of land with a building in Downtown Poughkeepsie to a cinema business who plans to open a 9-screen complex in the coming years - the first of its kind in the area for decades. I enjoy redevelopment and lease deals, as they often come with new jobs and new investment to the areas I serve. Prior to becoming an agent, I worked with numerous regional economic development agencies and local governments on marketing and sales strategy and tactics to attract new business and investment to New York's Hudson Valley, both in a marketing/PR capacity and a then as an economic developer serving Dutchess County. As an agent, I continue to cultivate these relationships, as often they support real estate transactions with incentives and other business tools.
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