The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors in White Plains has appointed Christopher McKniff as its government affairs director.
McKniff will help to develop the group's policies and objectives involving local, state, and federal government affairs, as well as analyze proposed legislative actions and their potential impact on the Association. The group also says he will be monitoring legislative and regulatory activities and recommending Association positions.
“Legislative advocacy is one of the most important benefits we can offer to our members," said Richard Haggerty, the association's CEO. "Whether it’s on a local, regional or national level, we are always looking out for the needs of home owners, home buyers and real estate professionals. We are excited to have Chris join our HGAR family, and look forward to working with him.”
The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors is a not-for-profit trade association covering more than 9,000 real estate professionals doing business in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties.
Prior to joining the association, McKniff worked with The Zucker Organization/Manhattan Skyline Management, where he drafted appeals briefs, settlement agreements and deed transfer documents for this firm managing more than 30 buildings, including some 2,700 units in 16 states.
Previously, he worked with Karp & Kalamoutousakis of New York representing landlords in all phases of real estate litigation, and with the Catholic Charities, Progress of People Development Corp. in Brooklyn.
McKniff holds a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A in Psychology from the University of Southern California.