Constructive Conversations Radio Show

The Builders Institute/Building and Realty Institute of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region (BI/BRI) recently launched the first broadcast of its new radio program on AM 970 The Answer (WNYM). Called Constructive Conversations with The Builders Institute (BI), the show is hosted by Jeff Hanley, Associate Executive Director of the BI/BRI. It can be heard Saturdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m on WNYM 970 AM.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 – “The Views of the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) on the Renewal of the State’s Rent Laws!” Guest: Jay Martin, Executive Director, Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP).

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 – “Current Legal Issues in Construction/Realty In the New York Metro Region!” Guest: Gaetano L. Bizzoco, Senior Counsel, The Lasser Law Group.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019 – “How Boards of Co-ops & Condos Should Prepare for Annual Meeting Season!” Guest: David Amster, Chair, Advisory Council of Managing Agents (ACMA) of The Builders Institute and a Principal of Prime Locations.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019 – “What’s Happening In Our Region’s Building/Remodeling Market In Early 2019?” Guest: Daniel Dawkins, Principal, Dawkins Development Group Inc., New York City/Westchester/Greenwich, CT/Atlanta and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Remodelers Advisory Council (RAC) of The Builders Institute. 

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Saturday, March 23, 2019 – “The Renewal of NY State’s Rent Laws – What Landlords Must Do to Counter Legislative Hostility!” Guest: Jerry Houlihan, Chairman, Apartment Owners Advisory Council (AOAC) of The Building and Realty Institute (BRI).

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 – “N.Y. State Workers Compensation Groups 458 & 530 – The Advantages of Membership!” Guest: Marc Spar, Managing Director, Workers Compensation Groups, Levitt-Fuirst Associates, Ltd.    

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Saturday, March 9, 2019 – “What Property Owners & Managers Must Know About N.Y. State’s New Parking Garage Regulations!” Guest: Charles Marino, President, Braxton Engineering, P.C. of New York City and Bronxville.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 – “The Many Negatives of N.Y. State’s Scaffold Law & How It Affects You & Your Business!” Guest: Tom Stebbins, Executive Director, Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 – “The Expiration of the State’s Rent Laws on June 15, 2019 – What It Means for The Building and Realty Industry & Our Region – Part 2!” Guest: Ralph Amicucci, Principal, Amicucci Associates. (Continued from 2/2/19)

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 – “How to Deal with Troublesome Employees!” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Principal, Elefante & Persanis, Labor Counsel, BI-BRI.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 – “Our Region’s Building, Realty & Construction Industry – What Is Currently Happening?” Guest: Stephen Lasser, Esq., Principal, Lasser Law Group.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019 – “The Expiration of the State’s Rent Laws on June 15, 2019 – What It Means to the Building and Realty Industry & Our Region!” Guest: Ralph Amicucci, Principal, Amicucci Associates.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019 – “A Review of Key Development Issues Affecting Our Region!” Guest: Nat Parish, Principal, Parish & Weiner, Member, Board of Trustees, BI-BRI.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 – “Fraud in the Building and Realty Industry – What to Look for!” Guests: Tom Linehan and John Habermann, Bank United.

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Sunday, January 13, 2018 – “What Property Owners and Managers Should Remember About Elevator Services!”  Guest: Bob Schaeffer, President, D&D Elevator Maintenance, Inc. 

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 – “A Review for Buildings and Complexes of Trends Involving Wood Maintenance & Related Restoration Projects!”  Guest: Willy Montano, A Principal of Montano Wood Care Corporation, Yonkers.

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Saturday, December 29, 2018 – “An Explanation of the Builders Institute (BI)/Building and Realty Institute (BRI) and Its Roles!” Jeff Hanley, Program Host, Hosts and Explains What The BI-BRI Is About.

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Saturday, December 22nd – “What Web Issues Businesses Should Focus On in 2019!” Guest: Andrea Wagner, Principal, Wagner Web Designs.

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Saturday, December 15, 2018 – “New York State’s New Sexual Harassment Prevention Law – What It Means to All Employers!” Guest: Matt Persanis, Esq., Elefante and Persanis & Labor Counsel, BI-BRI.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018 – “What’s Ahead for Co-ops, Condos and Their Property Managers in 2019?” Guest: Robert Ferrara, Principal, Ferrara Management Group and a member of the Board of Directors of the Advisory Council of Managing Agents (ACMA) of the BI-BRI.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018 – “A Review of Key Insurance Issues and Their Ramifications to The Building, Realty and Construction Industry!” Guest: Jason Schiciano, Co-President, Levitt Fuirst Associates.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018 – “A Look At New York State’s Current Legislative Climate and Its Effects On the Building, Realty and Construction Industry!” Guests: Glenn Riddell, Lobbying Consultant, BI-BRI & Albert Annunziata, Executive Director, BI-BRI.

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