Number of Single Family Homes Newly Built Is The 2nd Highest since 2008-2009 Recession!
According to a study from the NAHB(National Association of Home Builders), newly built single family homes rose 4 % in March. Go to our April/May issue of Impact for more information.
Housing Will Continue to Gain Ground in 2018
At the January 9th National Association of Home Builders (NAHB’s) International Builders Show in Orlando, economists spoke about how the tax law will boost Gross Domestic Product growth. To learn more, please refer to our January/February 2018 issue of Impact.https://www.buildersinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Impact_JanFeb2018.pdf
A Review of New York State Paid Family Leave
Starting January 2018, Paid Family Leave became a mandatory benefit in New York. It provides employees with job protection & paid time off for qualifying events. To find out more about what events qualify and to see the benefit chart, click here for our
Ferrara Management Group Awarded for Its Achievements
On January 25th, The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management award FMG it’s Accredited Management Organization of the Year Award. Click here for our January/February Issue of Impact for more of the story.https://www.buildersinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Impact_JanFeb2018.pdf
Support for Scaffold Law Reform Continues to Expand
Here is the link: www.ScaffoldLaw.org for more information on Scaffold Law Reform
Building and Realty Industry Reps Disappointed and Angered by Rent Guidelines Board Decision
“Once again, we are disappointed and upset with the decisions of the Guidelines Board,” said Alana Ciuffetelli, chair of The Apartment Owners Advisory Council of Westchester and The Mid-Hudson Region (AOAC). “The AOAC, in its presentations to the board, provided a series of reports and […]
Rockland County Exec Withholds Critical Permits from Builders
Rockland County Executive Ed Day (R) recently issued an Executive Order that forbids County Departments from issuing necessary permits for developments that have not complied with the county planning department’s vision for development. Failure to do so will result in the county refusing to issue […]
More Restrictive Local Building Standards Stayed, Pending Final State Board OK
The law amends Executive Law Section 379 to require that local governments seeking to adopt higher, or more restrictive, local standards (MRLS) must obtain the approval of the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council (“Code Council”) prior to such proposed local standards taking effect. […]
BRI’s Membership Meeting of September 14 to Feature Candidates for Local Legislative Spots
By Jeff Hanley, IMPACT Editor WHITE PLAINS – A forum for candidates seeking seats on The Westchester County Board of Legislators and for Westchester County Executive will be the topic of the September General Membership Meeting of The Building and Realty Institute (BRI), association officials […]
Summers at the Building and Realty Institute (BRI) – Our Staff Is Always Available, and Never on Hiatus!
By Maggie Collins Director of Membership, Builders Institute (BI)/Building and Realty Institute (BRI) ARMONK – Improbably, the 4th of July is actually behind us. As so many of you have said to me: “Wasn’t it just January?” Yes, it does seem so – 2017 is […]
BI-BRI Stressing the Many Benefits of Its Incentives and Health/Wellness Programs
By Jeff Hanley, IMPACT Editor ARMONK – Representatives of The Builders Institute (BI)/Building and Realty Institute (BRI) are continuing their recent campaign of highlighting the organization’s latest membership programs, association officials recently announced. Spokesmen for the BI-BRI said on Jun. 1 that the organization is […]
Albany Watch: A Focused Look at the 2017 Legislative Session
By The Riddell Group, Albany, N.Y. ALBANY – The Riddell Group (TRG) followed 36 Assembly Bills and 20 Senate Bills with over 95 percent having a negative impact on the building and realty industry sectors not only in Westchester County, but statewide. It all began […]