BRI News

The Building and Realty Institute (BRI) Elects its 2024 Officers

(ARMONK, N.Y.) The Board of Trustees finalized their decision to elect members to top leadership positions within the Building and Realty Institute (BRI). The newly elected roles were voted in during the November General Membership Meeting. Lisa DeRosa has been re-elected as BRI President along […]

BLOG | Counsels’ Corner In the Middle of Tenant-on-Tenant Harassment

By: Kenneth J. Finger, Esq., Dorothy M. Finger, Esq., Carl L. Finger, Esq., and Daniel S. Finger, Esq. (WHITE PLAINS) One of the many difficult situations facing landlords, cooperatives, and condominiums occurs when residents don’t get along and, even worse, find themselves at odds. This can be […]

BLOG | Insurance Insights — Proceed With Caution: Options For Lowering Your Insurance Premiums

By: Ken Fuirst and Jason Schiciano Levitt-Fuirst Insurance (TARRYTOWN) Our June/July Impact column – “Property Owners: It’s Your Turn for Big Insurance Premium Increases” – outlined the many factors combining to cause significantly higher insurance costs for all property owners, including owners of commercial buildings, apartment buildings, […]

BLOG | Co-op and Condo Corner: Today is a Good Day to Join the CCAC!

By: Jane Curtis Chair, The Cooperative and Condominium Advisory Council (CCAC) (MOUNT VERNON) Serving on a co-op or condo board can be both a rewarding and a daunting experience. Members of the Board of Directors of a co-op or condo are volunteers who typically do not earn our […]

BLOG | Property Owners: It’s Your Turn for Big Insurance Premium Increases

By: Ken Fuirst and Jason Schiciano, Levitt-Fuirst Insurance (TARRYTOWN) For many years, insurance premiums for property owners – including commercial buildings, apartment building owners, condominiums, cooperative apartments, and homeowners – were relatively stable, commonly incurring increases of less than five percent annually. Meanwhile, construction contractors, builders, and developers […]

Westchester County Rent Guidelines Board’s Final Vote Continues Trend of Failing To Keep Up With Inflation Rates

Thursday, June 29, 2023For Immediate ReleaseMedia Contact: Anika Nahar, Communications DirectorEmail: anika@buildersinstitute.org   (WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.) Earlier this evening, the Westchester County Rent Guidelines Board approved a rent adjustment of 1% for one-year leases and 2% for two-year leases starting October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024, with a […]

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