Country Bank of New York proudly announces the appointment of Louis A. Tallarini of White Plains to its Board of Directors. Country Bank, a leader in the commercial real estate lending business and one of the few family-controlled banks, chose Tallarini for his unparalleled real estate expertise and exceptional dedication to the community.
“Lou brings a wealth of financial experience to Country Bank that will play a key role as we continue executing our vision to build our assets from half a billion to one billion,” explained Chairman Murphy. “As a long time shareholder, Lou is very responsive to the needs of the Bank and has a proven track record in the New York market. His presence on the Board will bring a whole new level of knowledge and insight.”
Since 1991, Tallarini has been the President and CEO of Real Property Investors, Inc. in New York. The realty advisory firm consults with institutions on real estate matters, performs real estate related asset management services and acts as an advisor for debt and equity capital for institutional investors. A trained accountant in the real estate field, Tallarini spent the early part of his career with the international CPA firm Harris Kerr Forster in Manhattan working on commercial real estate audits. He is a licensed New York Real Estate Broker who has owned, operated and consulted on commercial real estate for almost 50 years in the multifamily, retail, office, industrial and hospitality areas. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Fordham University, College of Business Administration.
“To be selected to sit on Country Bank’s Board of Directors is quite an honor,” said Tallarini. “I intend to leverage my real estate experience to enhance their growth strategy and develop new customers for the Bank while retaining the Bank’s personalized style and core values.”
In addition to his stellar business resume, Tallarini has served since 1979 as a Board member, past President and Chairman of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, best known for organizing New York City’s Columbus Day Parade. Under Tallarini’s leadership, the Columbus Day Weekend celebration expanded to become Columbus Day Week, resulting in millions of dollars being raised for scholarships for students who are of Italian-American descent. The Parade is one of the biggest New York City events in October, with over 35,000 marchers and groups participating.
Country Bank is a sponsor of the Columbus Day parade, and each year staff, friends and family enjoy riding atop Country Bank’s colorful float.