Luxury home up for auction

An expansive luxury estate in Greenwich will sell at auction, Concierge Auctions has announced.

Bidding is currently under way at Greenwich, and a starting bid is in place for $1.65 million. The home was originally listed for $4.9 million.

The property is available for preview daily by appointment and is open Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information call 866-649-8616.

NBC's Williams wins award

The New York State Broadcasters Association has honored NBC News Anchor and managing editor Brian Williams with the 2011 Broadcaster of the Year award.

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Addressing some of New York's most influential people in the media, advertising and broadcasting industries for more than 15 minutes, the heavily decorated journalist said it was his deceased mother who fostered his pursuit of journalism.

"Growing up as an Irish-Catholic kid on the the Jersey shore, my mother would always point out correspondents and anchors on television, knowing that I was always writing for the student paper, always so interested in what Walter (Cronkite) was reporting on," said Williams, who resides in New Caanan.

During his tenure in the news business, Williams has received some of the industry's most coveted awards. Among his honors are 11 Edward R. Murrow awards, 12 Emmy Awards, and the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

New sales associate

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. welcomes New Canaan resident, Ken Kalhor, to the Coldwell Banker Previews International office in New Canaan. As a sales associate, Kalhor will provide residential real estate services in New Canaan as well as the surrounding communities of lower Fairfield County including New Canaan, Stamford, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien and Westport.

Kalhor has chosen a career in real estate after extensive experience in the lending side of residential and commercial properties in the state of Connecticut in capacities of Managing a large force of Loan Officers, owning a mortgage banking firm, being involved in underwriting as well as production of residential and commercial mortgages. Kalhor was a consistent top producer for the various banks and mortgage companies he worked for.

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of the month

The Coldwell Banker Previews office in New Canaan announces Laurie Balestrino as a sales associate in the Coldwell Banker Previews International office in New Canaan, has achieved the Sales Associate of the Month award.

Balestrino received the honor for achieving the highest closed dollar volume for the month of May.

Balestrino, her husband, Chuck and their three children lived in New Canaan for 12 years.