Sales associate Donna Tennaro has joined RE/MAX First Realty of East Brunswick. She joins the company while celebrating 25 years in real estate. Tennaro specializes in residential and commercial real estate, rentals and shorts sales in the service areas of Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, Union and Essex counties. Formerly of ERA, Tennaro has earned the distinction of ranking fourth among all ERA agents in New Jersey and Top 200 agent for ERA nationwide. She is a member of Cambridge Who’s Who and has been named the Five Star Real Estate Agent by New Jersey Monthly Magazine for five straight years. As a top producer, she has closed more than $12.4 million in real estate for 2014 and has been the recipient of the NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award 1996-2013. “The move to RE/MAX was done in the best interest of my buyers and sellers,” Tennaro said. She can be contacted at RE/MAX First Realty. office: 732-257-3500, ext. 334; cell: 732-740-1268, email:; or website:

Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced the Old Bridge office was recognized for outstanding performance in December. The office led the region, which is comprised of offices throughout Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties, in resales and resale dollar volume. In addition, sales associate Rupinder Sodhi of the Old Bridge office was recognized for her industry success during the month of December. Sodhi led the region in resales. Separately, Karen Delre, manager of Weichert, Realtors’ Old Bridge office, announced that Julianne Siciliano and Rupinder Sodhi were recognized for their exceptional performance at the office level for the month of December. Siciliano was recognized for top listings, while Sodhi was acknowledged for top sales and as top producer. They can be reached in Weichert’s Old Bridge office at 1394 Route 9 south or by phone at 732-525-1550.

Howard Cohen, of RE/MAX 1st Advantage in the Colonia section of the township, has been honored with the 2015 Five Star Real Estate Agent award for his exceptional service and overall customer satisfaction, among the nine surveyed criteria. Howard was also selected for this honor in 2012, 2013 and 2014. This award, based on a survey of New Jersey homebuyers in the past year, is presented to less than 1 percent of more than 80,000 New Jersey residents holding a real estate license. The research was conducted by Five Star Professional and New Jersey Monthly magazine. “Being chosen for this award again is a great honor, but no award is as great as helping someone to buy or sell their home,” said Cohen. He attributes his successes as a Realtor, and the receipt of this award, to excellent negotiation skills and the strict attention he pays to the real estate needs of his clients. “My specialties include marketing properties with care in order to reach a comfortable sale price for my sellers and a home that is right for my buyers,” said Cohen. Cohen has been involved in real estate for the past 37 years and has been with RE/MAX for 11 years. He has won a number of awards over his years in real estate, including the RE/MAX Executive and 100 Percent Clubs and NJAR Circle of Excellence. Cohen specializes in residential properties in Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Union counties. Howard Cohen can be reached at RE/MAX 1st Advantage at 170 Inman Ave. in Colonia, by the phone at 732-382-3200, by email at or via his

Veteran Realtor and South Brunswick resident Art Napolitano has once again been named a 2015 Five Star Professional. This award is a yearly presentation, based on client satisfaction for those served during the year. This is the third year in a row he has received this award. Napolitano is a broker/owner on NextAge M3 Realty Group in Kendall Park, and has been serving the real estate needs of New Jersey families for more than 35 years. According to Five Star Professional magazine, the 2015 Five Star Professional Award was given to less than 2 percent of Realtors in the state, and is a clear indicator of professionals in the real estate industry. Art Napolitano can be reached at either 732-240-1228 (office) or at 732-735- 1148 (cell). The NextAge M3 Realty Group office is located at 1 New Road, Kendall Park.