HHRR June 6, 2022

CEO of Howard Hanna| Rand Realty Matt Rand Joins Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council

CEO and President of Howard Hanna Rand Realty, Matt Rand, has become the first real estate professional to sit on Mid Hudson Regional Economic Development Council (MHREDC). 

MHREDC is the strategic economic advisory board representing the seven counties that border New York City as well as major Northeast markets. The region includes Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties. 

“I’m proud to be joining this group of smart and accomplished community leaders who are working to advance the economy of our region,” said Rand.

The Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) support the State’s innovative approach to economic development, which empowers regional stakeholders to establish pathways to prosperity, mapped out in regional strategic plans. Through the REDCs, community, business, academic leaders, and public members in each region of the State put their unique knowledge and understanding of local priorities and assets to help direct state investment in support of jobs creation and economic growth.

The councils have awarded more than $7.5 billion to more than 9,100 economic and community development projects.

“We need to focus on bringing companies here, helping them expand, making this a great place to live, and a great place to play,” said Rand. “The Hudson Valley has such a great opportunity for growth, with its proximity to the city, scenic beauty, and opportunity for businesses.”

The MHREDC board consists of 18 members with varied experience and backgrounds. Matt’s knowledge of real estate and familiarity with the region will provide a new perspective for the council. 

Rand is a member of the board of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, and the Rockland Business Association. In addition, he is a former chairman and current board member for People To People, Rockland’s Hunger Relief Agency.

About Howard Hanna | Rand Realty: Howard Hanna Rand Realty has more than 1,100 residential real estate sales associates serving New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut suburbs of New York City. Its 31 offices serve Bergen County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Morris County, Essex County, and Union County in New Jersey, Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Sullivan County, Dutchess County, Ulster County, and the Bronx in New York, and Fairfield County in Connecticut. Rand also owns and operates Rand Commercial, a commercial real estate brokerage, and Hudson United Home Services, which provides residential mortgage lending, title services, and personal and commercial insurance. For more information, visit https://randrealty.com.

 About Howard Hanna Real Estate Services: Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the largest privately held real estate broker in the United States. The full-service real estate company has nearly 500 real estate, mortgage, insurance, title, and escrow service offices across 13 states, including Allen Tate Realtors® in the Carolinas and F.C. Tucker Company in Indiana, with more than 14,000 sales associates and staff, including many of the industry’s top-producing real estate agents. For more information, visit www.HowardHanna.com.