Our Councils

Home Builders Advisory Council (HBAC)

HBAC members are involved in the building of homes, apartments or condominiums, or the subdivision of land in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Orange Counties. They are focused on advocating for smarter growth policies relating to land-use, planning, building codes and dealings with state regulatory agencies. Given the nationwide and regional gap between the housing we need to grow our economy and the levels of housing we're currently producing, homebuilders need to deftly navigate the barriers they face and speak out for common sense solutions.

Commercial Builders Advisory Council (CBAC)

Our regionā€™s commercial real estate market is in a state of consistent change. Builders, owners, and managers of commercial properties constantly refer to the CBAC as the leading source regarding their businesses. CBAC members are kept updated on the latest sustainability developments, as well as new technologies and innovations that help to streamline their business operations more efficiently. The CBAC works with the BRI in monitoring commercial developments on the local, county, and state levels. Trends such as the transformation of office properties into residential rental complexes, the demand for industrial-flex space, and the continuously growing calls for multi-family rental properties are some of the key developments that the CBAC focuses on.

Remodelers Advisory Council (RAC)

Remodelers in the Westchester and Mid-Hudson Region are called upon to perform a variety of tasks for the remodeling, redesign and renovation of single-family homes, co-ops, condos, apartment buildings, and commercial properties. Members of the RAC receive constant industry updates that help their businesses operate with the proper guidance and protocol. Accordingly, the RAC works with the Building and Realty Institute (BRI) in focusing on building codes, solar energy regulations, HVAC and engineering developments, and other issues of importance to our regionā€™s remodeling industry.

Suppliers/Service Providers Advisory Council (SSPAC)

Membership in the SSPAC of the Building and Realty Institute (BRI) is open to any firm or corporation, consultant or professional that is engaged in providing materials or services to the many sectors of the building, realty and construction industries. SSPAC strives to improve business conditions for its members while offering opportunities for consistent dialogues with key industry professionals. SSPAC members receive many networking opportunities through the General Membership Meetings of the Building and Realty Institute (BRI), as well as through the associationā€™s seminars and special events.