Constructive Conversations Radio Show
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.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 “
Saturday, June 15, 2019 – “How to Deal with Troublesome Employees!” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Labor Counsel to The Builders Institute and The Building & Realty Institute, and Principal of Elefante & Persanis, LLP of East Chester, NY.
Saturday, June 08, 2019 – “The Proposed Revisions to N.Y. State’s Rent Laws (Deadline, June 15th) – How Contractors & Service Firms Would Be Seriously Hurt by the Enactment of the Proposals!” Guest: Michael Rosenberg, President & Chief Executive Officer, M&R Windows.
Saturday, June 01, 2019 – “Two Weeks Until the Expiration of the State’s Rent Laws – What Building & Realty Industry Members Must Continue to Do!” Guest: Jerry Houlihan, Chairman, Apartment Owners Advisory Council (AOAC) of The Builders Institute (BI) & a Senior Director at Houlihan Parnes Properties.
Saturday, May 25, 2019 – “The Approaching Deadline for the Renewal of N.Y. State’s Rent Laws (June 15) – Why Building and Realty Industry Members Must Act Immediately!” Guest: Alana Ciuffetelli, Vice Chair, Apartment Owners Advisory Council (AOAC) of The Builders Institute (BI).
Saturday, May 18, 2019 – “Interior Design Processes for Your Building, Project or Complex!” Guest: Jonathan Baron, Principal, Baron Design Inc.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 – “The Renewal of The State’s Rent Laws, Prevailing Wage Expansion and Key Co-op/Condo Issues!” Guest: Ken Finger, Esq., Chief Counsel, BI/BRI & A Principal of Finger and Finger, A Professional Corporation.
Saturday, May 04, 2019 – “The Economic Fallout of New York’s Proposed Prevailing Wage Expansion!” Guest: Lew Dubuque, Executive Vice President, New York State Builders Association (NYSBA).
Saturday, April 27, 2019 – “What Building Owners & Managers Need to Know About Security!” Guest: Thad McKeown, Director of Sales, Integrated Protection Services.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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)
Saturday, February 16, 2019 – “How to Deal with Troublesome Employees!” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Principal, Elefante & Persanis, Labor Counsel, BI-BRI.
Saturday, February 9, 2019 – “Our Region’s Building, Realty & Construction Industry – What Is Currently Happening?” Guest: Stephen Lasser, Esq., Principal, Lasser Law Group.
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.
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.
Saturday, January 19, 2019 – “Fraud in the Building and Realty Industry – What to Look for!” Guests: Tom Linehan and John Habermann, Bank United.
Sunday, January 13, 2018 – “What Property Owners and Managers Should Remember About Elevator Services!” Guest: Bob Schaeffer, President, D&D Elevator Maintenance, Inc.
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.
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.
Saturday, December 22nd – “What Web Issues Businesses Should Focus On in 2019!” Guest: Andrea Wagner, Principal, Wagner Web Designs.
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.
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.
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.
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.