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Building and Realty Industry Reps Disappointed and Angered by Rent Guidelines Board Decision
Published On July 21, 2017

  “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 Read More…

Rockland County Exec Withholds Critical Permits from Builders
Published On July 21, 2017

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 Read More…

More Restrictive Local Building Standards Stayed, Pending Final State Board OK
Published On July 21, 2017

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 Read More…

NEW RENT GUIDELINES
Published On June 28, 2017

ONE YEAR LEASE RENEWAL:   1%   TWO YEAR LEASE RENEWAL:   1.5%   For Owners that do not provide heat or hot water: ONE YEAR LEASE RENEWAL:  .8% TWO  YEAR Read More…

“Building Knowledge with the BRI” Now on WVOX 1460 AM
Published On June 15, 2017

“Building Knowledge with The Building and Realty Institute” made its debut on Friday, June 2, on WVOX 1460 AM radio. The show which highlight members of the association and their Read More…

NY State Legislators, NYC Council Propose 2 Bills That Threaten Co-op Board’s Fiduciary Duties
Published On May 4, 2017

The bills are: *S2540, sponsored by Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-C-IP 6th SD, Central Nassau County, L.I.) will require the Co-op to process a purchase application within 45 days or the Read More…

The AOAC Is In Dire Need Of Your Attendance This “Rent Guildelines Season”
Published On May 4, 2017

The AOAC is asking all its members to attend and participate in the Rent Guidelines Board’s public hearings & deliberations. Please come and stress upon them your day to day Read More…

Member to Member Incentive Program and A Broad Spectrum of Medical, Dental, Vision & Wellness Programs Are Now Available
Published On March 7, 2017

Member to Member Incentive Program   The BRI’s New Incentive Program is comprised of special discounts and services that seventeen member companies, professional firms and BRI consultants have come forward Read More…

Builders Institute Plans Vigorous Response to DEC’s Proposed Changes to SEQRA Regs
Published On March 7, 2017

New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC’s) recent announcement of its first proposed changes in a generation to SEQRA has been initially met by building industry advocates with a Read More…

CCAC Joins The New York Metropolitan Coalition for Cooperatives in Opposing “Co-op Home Ownership Act”
Published On March 7, 2017

The CCAC has joined a metropolitan area coalition to oppose proposed legislation calling for co-op boards to issue their respective decisions on accepting proposed shareholders within a 45-day time frame. Read More…