Larchmont, N.Y. – June 5, 2014 – Former Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty Larchmont manager Jim Whittemore, who recently decided to transition into the role of a sales associate, has been honored by Westchester County with a special “Jim Whittemore Day,” the company has announced.
The proclamation was delivered by George Oros, Westchester County’s Chief of Staff for the County Executive’s Office. June 12 is the day that has been named after Whittemore in recognition of his 40 years of service in Westchester County real estate.
Whittemore first entered the real estate business in 1974, working with his father at the family-run brokerage Sutton and Whittemore, Inc., which he purchased and began managing in 1980. As broker/owner and manager, Whittemore led the brokerage to a leadership position in listings and sales in Larchmont and Mamaroneck. He merged the company with Burbank Associates in 1990, partnering with Emmy Lou Sleeper as the broker/owner of Burbank Whittemore Real Estate, which he and Sleeper sold to Julia B. Fee Real Estate in 2005.
Whittemore continued as manager for nine more years before choosing to enter a sales role in 2014. Having grown up in the area and attended Mamaroneck High School, he now brings his knowledge of the local community and local real estate to assist buyers and sellers of all property types at all price points.
“Jim could not be more deserving of this honor. I am proud of him for achieving this recognition along with his many other outstanding accomplishments over his 40-year career,” said Paul Breunich, President and CEO of William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “Buyers and sellers of fine property who choose to work with Jim can rest assured that their agent brings an unparalleled legacy in Westchester real estate.”
Over the course of his career, Whittemore served on several committees for the Westchester County Board of Realtors, as Treasurer of the Board and Zone Chairman for the Westchester Putnam Multiple Listing Service, and on the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee. He has also been a contributor to Real Estate In-Depth, the official publication of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors.
Prior to working in real estate, Whittemore served in the Navy from 1967 to 1969, and was stationed at US Naval Base Subic Bay in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. Later, he attended the University of Maryland and earned a degree in business administration.
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