Jim Speer

Chief Executive Officer

New York MLS
West Babylon, New York

Jim Speer served as the Senior Vice President of Operations at the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island (MLSLI) prior to being named as the Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed regional New York MLS LLC, consisting of the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island and the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service.  Jim was a key player in the formation of this 40,000-member Multiple Listing Service, which positions itself as one of the top five MLSs in the country.

Over the course of thirty years in the real estate industry, Jim was instrumental in the development of MLSLI.com, one of the first MLS consumer-facing websites; which to this day remains as one of the most successful.

An expert in industry technology, Jim created the products and services division at MLSLI that promotes innovative tools to support member’s business success.

Rich Haggerty

President and
Chief Strategic Growth Officer

New York MLS
West Babylon, New York

Richard Haggerty is CEO of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, Inc. (HGAR), and president and chief strategic growth officer of New York MLS, the New York metro area’s first regional multiple listing service.

A 30-year real estate veteran, he understands the people, places and pulse of the residential market like no other. In 2017, he brokered the absorption of the Manhattan Association of REALTORS® by HGAR. He met with Manhattan brokers, and quickly grasped their needs for accurate data and for a way to market their listings to consumers that highlight the listing broker.

Recognizing the demand for a central listing service in the New York metro area, Haggerty was a driving force behind the merger of the Hudson Gateway and Long Island multiple listing services in 2018. The New York metro area’s first regional MLS serves Manhattan, the Bronx, Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Orange counties.

Haggerty has been an active instructor for the National, New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon and U.S. Virgin Islands Associations of REALTORS®. Richard has served on numerous committees, including the Professional Standards Committee and the Association Executives Committee of the National Association of REALTORS®, as well as numerous Committees of the New York State Association of REALTORS®.