The Building & Realty Institute of Westchester and The Mid-Hudson Region

Historical Highlights

George Frank, Executive Vice President of the BI/ BRI 1954 to 2001

Martin Berger, Past President and longtime Board Member of the BI/BRI and former Chairman, Westchester Foundation of the BI/BRI.

Richard Ravitch, noted developer, philanthropist, civic leader, and Lieutenant Governor, has been a frequent speaker at BI/BRI General Membership Meetings.

1946
The BI/BRI is founded as The Home Builders Association Of Westchester
1951
Safety Insurance Group 458 established
1954
George A. Frank named Executive Vice Precedent of The Builders Institute
1959
The Home Builders Association Of Westchester changes its name to The Builders Institute Of Westchester and Putnam Counties, Inc. (BI)
1971
The Apartment Owners Advisory Council (AOAC) of the BI/BRI is formed, providing the organization's first major realty component
1972
The Westchester Foundation is formed, with six representatives from the BI and six from the BTEA (Building Trades Employers Association)
1978
IMPACT Newsletter, the official publication of the BI/BRI, revises its format to become a tabloid newspaper
1979
The Cooperative and Condominium Advisory Council (CCAC) of the BI/BRI is formed to represent co-op and condominium boards
1985
The Advisory Council of Managing Agents (ACMA) of the BI/BRI is created to represent property managers of co-ops , condos and rental apartment buildings and complexes
1990
Safety Insurance Grouped 530 established
2000
The BI/BRI relocates from White Plains to Armonk
2013
The BI/BRI is honored by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for its contribution to the metropolitan area's building, realty and construction industry
2016
BI/BRI celebrates 70 years with birthday bash at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. Today the organization has 1,500 members in 14 counties of New York State