BLU REALTY GROUP OFFICIALLY JOINS FORCES WITH SENIOR VP VINCE ROCCO TO OPEN RIVERSIDE BLVD OFFICE
01/11/2012

Senior VP Vince Rocco, has officially left his post with Halstead Property to join BLU Realty Group as a Managing Partner and head the opening of BLU Realty's second office at 120 Riverside Boulevard.

Online PR News – 11-January-2012 – – (NEW YORK, NY – January 9, 2012) – In an announcement made public today, Senior VP Vince Rocco, has officially left his post with Halstead Property to join BLU Realty Group as a Managing Partner and head the opening of BLU Realty's second office at 120 Riverside Boulevard.

BLU Realty Group has experienced tremendous growth over the last two quarters, and business expansion was necessary. Armed with over a decade of experience selling over $90 million worth of real estate including new condo developments in New York City, Rocco has also established his own team of specialized agents, named The Rocco Group (TRG), which will support him in the opening of BLU Realty’s second office.

“A rapidly flourishing neighborhood with over 8.2 acres of land still under development, an office on Riverside Boulevard was imperative,” BLU stated. “The community’s scenic location and continuous growth (including five, both residential and mixed use buildings, a new public school and 3.4 acres of public space with connections to Riverside Park and the Hudson River) made it the ideal market for our new office.”

In addition to a new 2,000 square foot space and 12 seasoned agents, the Riverside Boulevard office, in partnership with MetLife Home Loans, will feature BLU Café by Tavalon Tea; a charming and much-needed neighborhood destination providing an array of premium teas, gourmet coffees and assortment of scrumptious bites.

Rocco is extremely excited to join forces with BLU Realty Group stating, "I am excited to join forces with BLU, a perfect partnership that will enable me to better service my clients and their real estate needs."

BLU agreed, stating, “Vince and his team are a significant addition to our company and for the Riverside Boulevard community. The Rocco Group will enrich BLU Realty Group’s formidable expertise, by providing more and better services with such an accomplished, intelligent team of professionals. Our clients and brokers will benefit in every way.”
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About BLU Realty Group
BLU Realty Group is a full service real estate firm specializing in the sale, purchase, and rental of luxury homes, classical and new, in New York City. BLU Realty Group has a close integrated group of well-seasoned agents, experienced in every aspect of sales and rental transactions for condominiums, co-ops, town homes and rental buildings in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Along with the group’s talented experienced agent pool, BLU Realty Group also developed important relationships at home and abroad, all of which have proven to be invaluable resources for introducing international buyers to the New York City real estate market. www.brgnyc.com

About MetLife
MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers in over 50 countries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com

About Tavalon Tea
Located in Woodridge, New Jersey, Tavalon Tea was founded in 2005 by current CEO John-Paul Lee and Tea Sommelier Chris Cason as a way to both create the best, premium tea blends while bringing sophistication to the American palate. Inspired by the age old experience of music, their goal is to bring tea back into the spotlight by giving citizens of the United States a new and accessible face to tea. www.Tavalon.com

Contact:
Shane Shimon
BLU Realty Group
917-509-9889
shane@brgnyc.com