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RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers recognition celebrates industry professionals who are making strides in the real estate space through their positive contributions. In addition, each year, RISMedia honors a select group of Newsmakers by inducting them into the Newsmakers Hall of Fame, celebrating distinguished icons in the industry for their long-standing service.

Join us in recognizing this week’s featured 2020 Hall of Fame inductee:

Georgianna Findlay Finn
Coach Real Estate Associates, Inc.

Georgianna Findlay Finn, having lived in Huntington Township for more than 55 years, is deeply committed to the company she founded with her husband, Lawrence, and the issues affecting her employees and the Long Island area.

The Finns founded the real estate brokerage firm in 1971 with one sales associate, and have grown it to a dominant firm in the local market area. Today, Coach Real Estate Associates (DBA: Coach REALTORS®)  is listed among the top 250 real estate companies in the U.S. with more than 700 sales associates and 150 employees. The firm has 20 office locations, a relocation division and has ownership in both a mortgage and a title insurance company.

As co-owner of the multi-million- dollar firm, Finn manages all aspects of the business, and as the NYS broker of record, she is responsible for all legal issues and compliance. Over the past 20 years, she has successfully negotiated the purchase of 12 real estate firms. Finn is also the author of several real estate sales training programs, articles for the New York Times and other national publications, and management training programs. She is a frequent guest speaker, moderator and panelist at many leading industry events.

Finn’s commitment to the community is evidenced by her fundraising efforts for causes such as women’s breast cancer, The Ronald McDonald House, the Long Island Association for AIDS Care and Habitat for Humanity. Her awards and accolades have been many, including: Business Woman of the Year by Women of Substance, Inc.; a 2004 Woman of Distinction by Distinction Magazine; and in 2018 Long Island Business News honored her with their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Stellar career aside, Finn is most proud of the passing of the company to her two children, Lawrence Paul (LP) and Whitney Meredith, who now share ownership and leadership in Coach Realtors® and its mortgage and title companies.

“This is the culmination of our 15-year transition plan,” says Finn. “It is so rewarding to pass our Coach Company into the very capable hands of our second generation and to witness the growth of our brand through their leadership.”

For more from the 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers, go to or RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. For consideration for the 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers, please email nominations to