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

The BRI’s Radio Show

“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 respective contributions to the building, realty and construction industry- will run on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Jeff Hanley, Associate Executive Director of the BRI, is serving as the host of the program.

“We  are very excited about the show and the opportunities it offers our members, as well as our organization,” said Albert Annunziata, Executive Director of the BRI. “We are grateful to WVOX for giving us this great opportunity.”

Annunziata added that many members of the BI-BRI have made significant contributions to the building, realty & construction industry, as well as to the overall business community of the Westchester and Mid-Hudson Region. He said those achievements will be cited on the program.

“And from time-to-time, the show will also feature representatives of the overall business sector of our area,” Annunziata said.

Schedule:

Friday, October 5, 2018– “A Look at BRI Member Levien and Company, its Project Management and Owners’ Representation Services for Design and Construction” Guests: Kenneth D. Levien, Founder of Levien & Company and Amy E. Cohn, Project Manager, Levien & Company

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Friday, September 28, 2018– “A Profile of Trion Real Estate Management – A Review of Its Many Services to the Building and Realty Industry & Its Views on Current Conditions!” Guest: Giovanni Puerta, Account Executive, Trion Real Estate Management/Accredited Residential Manager (ARM, from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)).

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Friday, September 21, 2018– “The Importance of the Proper Photography Processes for your Business!” Guest: Barbara Hansen, Principal, Hansen Photographic Services, New Rochelle, NY

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Friday, September 14, 2018– “A Review of the Efforts of BRI Member Wilder Balter Partners in the Recently Opened Chappaqua Crossing Apartments!” Guest: Jim Wendling, Development Manager, Wilder Balter Partners

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Friday, September 7, 2018– “A Profile of BRI Member T Square Properties & A Look At Our Region’s Commercial Realty Markets!” Guests: Robert Seitz., Jr., Associate, T Square Properties, Inc.; Trevor Tunnel, President, T Square Properties, Inc.

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Friday, August 31, 2018– “An Update On Our Region’s Remodeling Markets!” Guest: Francine Camardella, Principal, FC Cornerstone

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Friday, August 24, 2018– “How Aviated Precision of Irvington and Its Aerial Drone Services Serves the Building, Realty and Construction Industry!” Guest: Erik Wilhelmsson and David Russo, Principals of Aviated Precision of Irvington

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Friday, August 17, 2018– “A Look at Current Flooring Trends for Residential and Commercial Buildings and Complexes!” Guest: Beth Boyle, Senior Account Manager, New York and Connecticut, Shaw Contract

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Friday, August 10, 2018– “How Building Owners, Managers, Residents and Commercial Facilities Can Prepare for Storms During the Current Hurricane Season!” Guest: Stuart Betheil, Principal Fleetwest Management

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Friday, August 3, 2018– “A Look at Information Technology Issues for Businesses/IT Professionals and A Profile of BRI Member PL Kinsey, Inc.” Guest: Pat Kinsey, President and Chief Executive Officer PL Kinsey Inc., of White Plains

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Friday, July 27, 2018– “A Review of Key Architectural Topics for Members of the Building, Realty and Construction Industry!” Guest: Peter Gaito, Jr., AIA, Principal, Peter F. Gaito and Associates of White Plains Architects, Engineers and Planners

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Friday, July 20, 2018– “A Look at Certa Pro Painters and What They Offer the Building and Realty Industry and the General Public!” Guests: Certa Pro Painters’ Peter Buttenweiser, Managing Partner and Patrick Hartnett, Commercial Business Development

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Friday, July 13, 2018– “A Profile of Montano Wood Care Corporation– What Is Currently Happening in the Wood Care/Restoration Sectors?” Guest: Willy Montano, Director of Operations, Montano Wood Care Corporation.

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Friday, July 6, 2018– “A Look at Realty Conditions in Our Region – Putnam and Dutchess Counties Compared to Northern and Central Westchester County!” Guest: Angela J. Briante, Principal, Briante Realty Group, LLC. Plus, A Look at Briante Realty Group’s Efforts On Behalf of Veterans of the Military

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Friday, June 29, 2018– “A Review of Interior Design Processes for Your Building, Project or Complex!” Guest: Jonathan Baron, Principal, Baron Design, Inc. Baron Design Inc. is one of the most sought-after design teams by Cooperative & Condominium Boards and Developers throughout the New York Metropolitan Area.

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Friday, June 22, 2018– “How Your Business Can and Should Continue to Market Itself During the Summer Months!” Guest: Michael Dardano, Principal, Buzz Potential of Tuckahoe

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Friday, June 15, 2018– “A Preview of the Upcoming June 18th Deliberation Session of the Westchester County Rent Guidelines Board – What the Process Means to the Local Realty Industry, the Public and the County!” Guest: Jerry Houlihan, Chair, Apartment Owners Advisory Council (AOAC) of the BRI

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Friday, June 8, 2018– “A Review of Key Insurance Issues for Building, Realty and Construction Industry Members!” Guest: Jason Schiciano, Co-President, Levitt Fuirst Associates, Ltd.

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Friday, June 1, 2018– “A Preview of the Upcoming Public Hearings and Deliberations of the Westchester County Rent Guidelines Board- What the Process Means to the Local Realty Industry, the Public and the County!” Guests: Jerry Houlihan, Chair, & Alana Ciuffetelli, Vice Chair, The Apartment Owners Advisory Council (AOAC) of the BRI

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Friday, May 25, 2018– “How Tradesmen International Can Help Your Needs for Construction Labor!” Guest: Michael Basalyga, Territory Manager for the Greater New York City Area of Tradesmen International

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Friday, May 18, 2018– “The Definitive Value and Importance of Signs and Graphics!” Guest: Brian Cullen, President Gotham Signs and Graphics.

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Friday, May 11, 2018– “A State of the Market Overview of the Retail, Office, Multifamily and Warehouse Sectors!” Guest: Garry Klein, Regional Manager, Commercial Division & Associate Real Estate Broker, The Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Real Estate Group, Rye Brook

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Friday, May 4, 2018– “The Importance of Green Products to Your Building or Complex!” our Guest: Lisa Cordasco, President of New Crystal Restoration

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Friday, April 27, 2018– “A Discussion on Key Development & Planning Issues!” Guest: Nat Parish, Parish and Weiner, Inc.
Planning, Development and Traffic Consultants

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Friday, April 20, 2018– “A Guide for the Elevator Services of Your Building or Complex!” Guests: Robert Schaeffer, President & CEO and Judy Uliano, Sales and Marketing Director, D&D Elevator Maintenance, Inc.

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Friday, April 13, 2018– “How to Deal with Mold Issues in Your Building or Complex!” Guest: Robert Sorensen, Sales and Marketing Manager, Service Master Superior Cleaning and Restoration Services, Inc.

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Friday, April 6, 2018– “Profiling The Lasser Law Group and the Many Roles It Offers to The Building, Realty & Construction Industry!” Guest: Stephen M. Lasser, Managing Partner Lasser Law Group

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Friday, March 30, 2018– “An Insurance Checklist for Your Property for the Spring and Summer Months!” Guest: Jason Schiciano, Co-President, Levitt-Fuirst Associates, Ltd.

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Friday, March 23, 2018– “Profiling Castle Driveways and How It Serves the Building, Realty and Construction Industry, and Our Region” Guest: Bill Jacobsen, Jr., Principal, Castle Driveways

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Friday, March 16, 2018– “A Review of Solar-Powered Car Ports for Commercial Entities” Guest: Doug Hertz, Principal of BRI Member Company Sunrise Solar Solutions

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Friday, March 9, 2018– “The Importance of Proper Web Site Design & On-Line Marketing for Your Business!” Guest: Andrea Wagner, President of BRI Member Company Wagner Web Designs

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Friday, March 2, 2018– “How Academy Marble and Granite Serves the Building, Realty and Construction Industries!” Guest: Gary Holmgren, Academy Marble and Granite of Rye and Bethel, CT

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Friday, February 23, 2018– “A Look at the Retail Component of 587 Main Street, the First Phase of RXR’s Master Redevelopment Plan for New Rochelle!” Guest: Beth White, Vice President, RM Friedland (Exclusive Retail Leasing Agent for 587 Main Street)

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Friday, February 16, 2018– “The Many, Many Negatives of Westchester County’s Proposed Co-op Admissions Legislation!” Guests: Daniel Finger, Esq. and Diana Virrill, BRI Board Members

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Friday, February 9, 2018– “Dealing with Water Fire and/or Smoke Damage” Guest: Robert Sorenson, Sales and Marketing Manager, ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning and Restoration Services, Inc., of Port Chester

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Friday, February 2, 2018– “An Update on our Region’s Remodeling Markets!” Guest: Francine Camardella, President & Owner of BRI Member Company FC Cornerstone of New Rochelle

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Friday, January 26, 2018– “A Profile of Ferrara Management Group (FMG), the Winner of ‘The Accredited Management Organization of the Year Award’” Guest: Robert Ferrara, Principal, FMG

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Friday, January 19, 2018– “A Review of the Diversified and Important Roles of the Engineer in the Building, Realty and Construction Industry!”
Guest: Rich Williams, Principal Engineer (PE) of BRI Member Insite Engineering, Surveying & Landscape Architecture, P.C.

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Friday, January 12, 2018– “A Profile of BRI Member Robison Oil and How It Has Helped Our Area Deal with the Record Cold this Winter!” Guest: David Singer, Principal, Robison Oil

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Friday, December 29, 2017– “A Review of The Dramatic Increases In Fraudulent On-Line Activities Involving Real Estate Transactions” Guest: Tom Linehan, Director, Bank United

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Friday, December 22, 2017– “How to Deal with Troublesome Employees!” Guest: Matt Persanis, Esq., Labor Counsel to the Building and Realty Institute (BRI) & A Principal of Elefante and Persanis, LLP, Eastchester

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Friday, December 15, 2017– “A Profile of the Many Services of Dawkins Development Group, Inc.” Guest: Daniel Dawkins, Principal,
Dawkins Development Group, Inc.

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Friday, December 8, 2017– “What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability Scenarios!” Guest: Dorothy Finger, Esq., Principal, Finger and Finger, A Professional Corporation (Chief Counsel to The BRI)

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Friday, December 1, 2017– “Being Prepared For Severe Weather – Insurance Items You Definitely Need To Review!” Guest: Jason Schiciano, Co-President, Levitt-Fuirst Associates, Ltd., Insurance Manager For The Building and Realty Institute (BRI)

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Friday, November 17, 2017– “The Diversity of Gramatan Management and What It Offers to The Building and Realty Sector!” Guest: Bram Fierstein, President and Co-Founder Gramatan Management

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Friday, November 10, 2017– “What Sprague Operating Resources Can Do for Your Energy Needs!” Guest: Jeff Foster, Sprague Operating Resources LLC

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Friday, November 3, 2017– “A Look at Our Area’s Residential Remodeling Market!” Guest: Hilary Messer, Principal, Sunrise Building and Remodeling, Inc.

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Friday, October 27, 2017– “A Profile of BRI Member Omega Industries and The Current Trends in Elevator/Escalator Scenarios!” Guest: Dan Hrivnak, Vice President, Omega Industries

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Friday, October 20, 2017– “A Profile of BRI Member Tompkins Excavating – How It Serves Many Sectors of the Building, Realty and Construction Industry!” Guest: Stacey Tompkins, Principal, Tompkins Excavating

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Friday, October 13, 2017– “A Profile of The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) – Its Efforts in Developing Affordable Housing and Revitalizing Communities!” Guest: Doug Olcott, Senior Vice President/Regional Director, Hudson Valley Office, The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC)

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Friday, October 6, 2017– “What You Need To Know About Preparing For Disasters – Part II!” Guest: Stuart Betheil, Principal, Fleetwest Management Corporation

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Friday, September 29– “Current Trends in Flooring, Kitchen Design and Repair,” John Posimato, Principal, Flooring and Kitchen Design

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Friday, September 22– “Increased Enforcement Processes Involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Effects on all Employers,” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Esq., Principal, Elefante and Persanis, LLP, & Chief Labor Counsel, BRI

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Friday, September 15– “A Look at Our Region’s Construction Market – What Is Currently Happening?” Guest: Lee Lasberg, President, Lasberg Construction Associates, Inc. and member of the Board of Trustees of the BRI.

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Friday, September 8– “A Profile of Power Performance Industries (PPI): How PPI Can Help Your Power Needs During a Crisis!” Guests: John Santacroce and Pete Happ.

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Friday, September 1– “The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) – What Businesses and Managers Need to Know!” Guest: Rick Cisneros, Principal, Above 80, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in EOS®, helping businesses and entities grow, prosper and thrive.

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Friday, August 25– “The Many Threats of the Internet to Your Business – and You!” Guest: Andrea Wagner, President, Wagner Web Design

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Friday, August 18– “A Review of Key Insurance Issues Affecting the Building, Realty and Construction Industry!” Guest: Jason Schiciano, Co-President, Levitt-Fuirst Associates, Ltd., Insurance Manager for The Building and Realty Institute (BRI)

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Friday, August 11– “The Important Roles of Architects in Construction and Renovation Projects!” Guest: Peter F. Gaito, Jr., Peter F. Gaito & Associates

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Friday, August 4– “Spotlight on The NHP Foundation – Its Work in Sustaining and Creating Affordable Multi-Family Housing.” Guest: Frank Cerbini, Vice President, Acquisitions, The NHP Foundation

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Friday, July 28– “The Role of the Managing Agent in Helping to Maintain Orderly Operations in Co-ops and Condos!” Guest: David Amster, Chair, The Advisory Council of Managing Agents (ACMA) of The Building and Realty Institute (BRI)

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Friday, July 21– “The Importance of Consistent and Effective Marketing for Businesses of All Types.” Guest: Michael J. Dardano of BuzzPotential

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Friday, July 14– “An A-to-Z Look at Our Region’s Real Estate Markets!” Guest: Jeremiah “Jerry” Houihan, a senior Director with Houlihan Parnes Realtors, LLC of White Plains

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Friday, July 7- “The Importance of Disaster Preparedness For Residential and Commercial Buildings and Complexes.” Guest: Stuart Betheil, Principal, Fleet West Management Corporation.

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Friday, June 30- “An Overview of Recent Building and Realty Institute (BRI) Activities & A Look At Some Of The Key Trends of The Local Building, Realty and Construction Industry.” Guest: Carmelo Milio, President, BRI and Principal of Trion Real Estate Management.

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Friday, June 23- Reviewing The Benefits of Solar Processes. Guest: Rand Manasse, Chief Operating Officer, Sunrise Solar Solutions, LLC.

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Friday, June 16– A Look at the CCAC of the BRI. Guest Diana Virrill, CCAC Chair

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Friday, June 9 – Lisa Cordasco, Principal, New Crystal Restoration, Disaster Clean-Up Efforts and Green Technologies For Buildings and Complexes.

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Friday, June 2 – Jerre Coleman, Project Manager, and Victoria Bruno, Business Development Manager, Kings Capital Construction, A Review of Kings’ Local Infrastructure Projects

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