Message from the Chairman
As the Chairman of The Building and Realty Institute of Westchester and The Mid-Hudson Region (BRI) for 2018, I am pleased to follow in the footsteps of those who have served the building, realty and construction industry over the Institute’s 72 years.
I was honored to be President of the BRI for 2016 and 2017. And, I am now equally honored to serve as the association’s Chairman.
I am happy to pass “the gavel of leadership” to Vincent Mutarelli, the BRI’s President for 2018. Vincent has served our organization and its affiliate groups in many ways for many years — as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Commercial Builders Advisory Council of the BRI and as a Trustee on the BRI’s Board since 2015. Professionally, Vincent is Vice President of Capital One Bank in White Plains.
The BRI has been serving the building, realty and construction industry for seven decades. I have been privileged to be a part of that “Tradition of Service.” My company, Trion Real Estate Management, has been a member of our association since 2007. Our membership has been highly productive. Trion Real Estate management, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017, is proud of its membership in the BI-BRI and congratulates our association on its values, tradition of outstanding service, excellence and records of achievements for the building, realty and construction industry.
Our association is unlike any other building and realty industry organization. Everyone knows what a Chamber of Commerce is and what it does. The BRI is the premiere Chamber of Commerce when it comes to serving both the Residential and Commercial Real Estate Sectors. We provide a complete range of services to our members. Our members come from all over the Hudson Valley region, from all businesses related to the building, construction, property management, development, supplier, service and professional fields.
As you explore our website, I hope you get a better feel for who we are and what we do. There’s a lot to benefit from: our numerous networking meetings, our special events, our workshops and seminars, our referral services and our official publication, IMPACT Newspaper. The publication is a fine showcase for our members, not only in advertising, but also in editorial exposure.
Should you have any questions about the BRI, its programs and membership levels, please feel free to contact Albert Annunziata, our Executive Director, or Jeff Hanley, our Associate Executive Director and Editor of IMPACT, or Maggie Collins, our Director of Membership & Marketing at 914.273.0730. I am sure that you will be pleasantly surprised by our level of professional service, business camaraderie and industry advocacy.
Very Truly Yours,
Carmelo Milio, Chairman
Building and Realty Institute of Westchester and The Mid-Hudson Region (BRI)