Constructive Conversations On Talk Radio 77WABC

“Constructive Conversations with The Building and Realty Institute (BRI)” made its debut on Talk Radio 77WABC on February 8th.

The half-hour radio show – which covers issues and topics of interest to the building, realty and construction industry, as well as the general business community – airs every Saturday from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Jeff Hanley, associate executive director of the BRI, is the host of “Constructive Conversations with The Building and Realty Institute (BRI).” The program aired on AM 970 The Answer and from Nov. 24, 2018 to Feb. 1, 2020.

“We’ve found that here in Westchester County and throughout the Greater New York City region, the interest in construction and development, rental real estate, and affordable housing has never been higher,” said Tim Foley, executive director of the BRI. “Since 2017, Jeff Hanley has been a knowledgeable and thought-provoking guide on the airways, helping listeners better understand the tough challenges and exciting new trends that builders, apartment owners, co-op and condo board members, managing agents and service providers are wrestling with. We’re thrilled that Jeff has joined the 77WABC family, and we’re sure the station’s listeners will be thrilled, too.”

Talk Radio 77WABC first went on the air in 1921. The station has been a dominant News Talk Radio station in the New York Metro area since 1982. The station reaches 500,000 listeners in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and beyond and is the home for award-winning hosts like Bernie & Sid in the Morning, Brian Kilmeade, Ben Shapiro, Mark Levin, and John Batchelor. It is also the number one streamed radio station in the country. Episodes of “Constructive Conversations with The Building and Realty Institute (BRI)” are available on and through its podcasting channel.

BRI officials said that the half-hour interview format showcases Hanley’s skills as an interviewer and a journalist. Hanley has more than three decades of experience with the BRI and with prominent business owners in the building, realty and construction industry. Past shows have illuminated building, realty and construction industry topics, including the likely impacts and aftermath of the 2019 statewide rent reform laws, the labor shortages in the construction industry and their effects on the housing market, new opportunities for energy efficiency and clean energy in buildings, insurance conditions and developments, and issues affecting all employers, including the challenges of marketing and implementing new state mandates around Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.

BRI officials said that the move comes at a time when the association is retooling its engagement with public education and engagement around the issues affecting housing and development.

“For the past few years, it’s been a joy and a privilege to bring on really fascinating guests to talk about the issues and the challenges that the building, realty and construction industry faces,” Hanley said. “I love being able to bring so many industry experts who I respect and learn from to an even wider audience. I am so pleased that 77WABC invited us to join the station.”

Based in Armonk, the BRI has more than 1,800 members in 14 counties of New York State. Those members are involved in virtually every sector of the building, realty, and construction industry. The BRI, formed in 1946, is one of the largest business membership organizations in New York, association officials said.

The BRI also sponsors “Building Knowledge with The Building and Realty Institute (BRI)” on WVOX 1460 AM and The radio program airs Friday mornings from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The show, which is also hosted by Hanley, began on Jun. 2, 2017.


Saturday, March 28, 2020 – “An Update for Building, Realty and Construction Industry Employers in N.Y. State on Mandates Involving Coronavirus COVID-19!” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Esq., Labor Counsel, BI/BRI & A Principal of Elefante and Persanis, LLP.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020 – “Will a Recession be Triggered by Coronavirus COVID-19?” Guest: Dr. Robert Goodman, Economic Analyst.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020 – “Examining Preventative & Clean-Up Processes Associated with Coronavirus COVID-19!” Guest: Bob Sorensen, Sales & Marketing Manager, Service Master Superior Cleaning & Restoration Services, Inc.

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Saturday, March 7, 2020 – “The Many Negatives of the Proposed Good Cause Eviction Legislation!” Guest: Jay Martin, Executive Director, The Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP).

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Saturday, February 29, 2020 – “Annual Meeting Season for Co-ops & Condos is Approaching – How Should Boards Prepare?” Guest: David Amster, Chair, Advisory Council of Managing Agents (ACMA) of the BRI and a Principal of PLI Management, A Division of Prime Locations, Inc.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020 – “Sustainability Practices that Building Owners and Managers Need to be Aware Of!” Guest: Nick Stolatis, A Principal of EPN Real Estate Services.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 – “Examining Current Security Trends for Construction and Property Management Situations!” Guest: Thad McKeown, Director of Sales, Integrated Protection Services.

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Saturday, February 08, 2020 – “A Look at the Key Issues Facing the Building, Realty and Construction Industries In 2020!” Guest: Tim Foley, Executive Director, BI/BRI.

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