HVEDC Welcomes Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty CEO to Board of Directors

GOSHEN, N.Y. (October 8, 2018) – Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) announced the appointment of Matt Rand, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, to its Board of Directors. Rand is also Managing Partner of Rand Commercial, as well as Hudson United Mortgage, Hudson United Title Services and Hudson United Insurance Services.

Under Rand’s leadership, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty is among the 100 largest real estate firms in the country. The company serves the Hudson Valley from offices in Orange, Westchester and Rockland counties, as well as the greater tristate area – including the metro New York and Northern Jersey markets – from locations in Bronx, Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Morris counties. Rand Commercial, a full-service real estate financial institution, also serves these areas, as well as Sullivan County, with services that include expertise in commercial real estate, development marketing, land sales and development, and corporate relocation. The company has a long track record of working closely with regional business leaders and governments, by participating in regional economic and business networking organizations.

“Every day, we see more and more businesses exploring the huge potential the Hudson Valley presents as a place to base and build an enterprise,” Rand said. “HVEDC has been a powerful proponent of attracting business and innovation to our region. I look forward to serving on its forward-thinking Board.”

Rand is Chair of the New York State Board of Real Property Tax Services and serves on the Board of Directors of the Rockland Business Association and Pattern for Progress. He is also Board President of People to People, Rockland County’s largest food pantry and hunger relief agency. Rand previously served on the Boards of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and Leadership Rockland, Inc. He is actively involved with the New York State Association of Realtors and the local Realtor Associations and Multiple Listing Services across the Hudson Valley region and Northern New Jersey.

“I am very happy to welcome such a proven real estate professional as Matt to our Board,” said Mike Oates, President and CEO of HVEDC. “His market knowledge, and particularly his commercial real estate expertise, will be a valued asset as we continue to invite new companies to consider the Hudson Valley and provide our current businesses with the means to grow.”

About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC):

HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC helped start the organizational, branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley 3D Printing, and the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. To learn more, call 845-220-2244 or visit hvedc.com.