Building Knowledge 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, November 29, 2019– “Bioheat – The Evolution of Oil Heat!” Guest: David Singer, Co-President, Robison/Robison Energy & Original Energy.

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Friday, November 22, 2019– “Engineering Tips for Your Building or Complex!” Guest: Charles Marino, Principal, BRI Member Braxton Engineering.

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Friday, November 15, 2019– “How to Deal with Troublesome Employees!” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Esq., Labor Counsel, Builders Institute (BI)/Building and Realty Institute (BRI) & a Principal of Elefante and Persanis, LLP of Eastchester.

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Friday, November 08, 2019– “How the Proper Insurance Can Help Building Owners & Contractors Prevent a Scaffold Law Nightmare!” Guest: Jason Schiciano, Co-President, Levitt-Fuirst Associates, Ltd., Insurance Managers, Builders Institute (BI)/Building and Realty Institute (BRI).

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Friday, November 01, 2019– “A Look at the Lead Safe Westchester (LSW) Program – Its Benefits to Owners, Managers & The Public!” Guest: Kim Holland, Program Administrator, The Westchester County Department of Planning.

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Friday, October 25, 2019– “Marketing In 2020 – Is Your Business Prepared?” Guest: Andrea Wagner, Principal, Wagner Web Designs.

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Friday, October 18, 2019– “A Look at Third-Quarter Real Estate Sales Activities in Our Region!” Guest: Leah Caro, Chair, Board of Managers, OneKey Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

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Friday, October 11, 2019– “How the Use of Drones Can Help Your Business or Entity!” Guests: Erik Wilhelmsson and Gino Cabrera of Aviated Precision in Irvington, N.Y.

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Friday, October 4, 2019– “An A-to-Z Look at Mold Situations & Solutions for Buildings and Complexes!” Guest: Bob Sorensen, Sales & Marketing Manager, Service Master Superior Cleaning & Restoration Services of Port Chester.

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Friday, September 27, 2019– “The Many Effects of N.Y. State’s New Rent Laws – Part Three!” Guest: Kenneth Finger, Esq., Chief Counsel, Building & Realty Institute (BRI) and a principal of Finger and Finger, A Professional Corporation.

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Friday, September 20, 2019– “The Many Effects of N.Y. State’s New Rent Laws – Part Two!” Guest: Kenneth Finger, Esq., Chief Counsel, Building & Realty Institute (BRI) and a principal of Finger and Finger, A Professional Corporation.

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Friday, September 13, 2019– “The Many Effects of N.Y. State’s New Rent Laws!” Guest: Kenneth Finger, Esq., Chief Counsel, Building & Realty Institute (BRI) and a principal of Finger and Finger, A Professional Corporation.

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Friday, September 6, 2019– “Employers– The Deadline (Oct. 9th) Is Approaching Regarding Your Requirement to Provide Sexual Harassment Prevention Training!” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Esq., Labor Counsel, Building and Realty Institute (BRI) & A Principal at Elefante & Persanis, LLP.

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Friday, August 30, 2019– “Energy Costs – What’s Ahead in the Fall and Winter for Owners and Managers?” Guest: David Singer, Co-President & Chief Executive Officer, Robison/Robison Energy & Original Energy.

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Friday, August 23, 2019– “Is Your Building or Complex Ready for Hurricane Season?” Guest: Stuart Betheil, Principal, Fleet West Management Corporation & A Member of the Advisory Council of Managing Agents (ACMA) of The Building and Realty Institute (BRI).

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Friday, August 16, 2019– “Property Tax Challenges – What Owners Should Do in the Processes!” Guest: Kevin Staudt, Esq., McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP.

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Friday, August 09, 2019– “The Housing & Human Services Roles of Community Housing Innovations (CHI)!” Guest: Alec Roberts, Executive Director, Community Housing Innovations (CHI).

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Friday, August 02, 2019– “Citing the 40th Anniversary of the Cooperative & Condominium Advisory Council (CCAC) and Its Services!” Guest: Diana Virrill, Chair, The Cooperative & Condominium Advisory Council (CCAC) of The Building and Realty Institute (BRI).

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Friday, July 26, 2019– “A Key Question – Is Your Web Site ADA Compliant?” Guest: Andrea Wagner, President, Wagner Web Designs, Inc.

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Friday, July 19, 2019– “The Value & Importance of Signs and Graphics to All Businesses!” Guest: Brian Cullen, President, Gotham Signs and Graphics.

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Friday, July 12, 2019– “A Look at The Residential Real Estate Markets of the Westchester & Mid-Hudson Region!” Guest: Angela Briante, Principal, Briante Realty Group LLC.

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Friday, July 05, 2019– “The Proper Photography Processes – What All Businesses Need to Know!” Guest: Barbara Hansen, Principal, Hansen Photographic Services.

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Friday, June 28, 2019– “Marketing Through the Summer Months – What Should Businesses Do?” Guest: Michael Dardano, Principal, The Buzz Potential.

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Friday, June 21, 2019– “How Chemical Grouting Can Help Your Building or Complex Correct Water Infiltration Issues!” Guest: Tom Planert, P.E., Principal, Substrate Testing, Inc.

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Friday, June 14, 2019– “An Update on Statewide Legislative Issues Affecting the Building, Realty & Construction Industry!” Guest: Albert Annunziata, Executive Director, Building & Realty Institute of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region.

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Friday, June 07, 2019– “The Renewal of N.Y. State’s Rent Laws – Why Building & Realty Industry Members Must Continue to Provide Input on the Negative Proposals Related to the Renewal!” Guest: Carmelo Milio, Chairman, BRI and President & Director of Property Management of Trion Real Estate Management, Westchester & N.Y. City.

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Friday, May 31, 2019– “The Proposed Revisions to New York State’s Rent Laws – How Contractors & Service Firms Would Be Hurt by the Proposals!” Guest: Michael Rosenberg & David Rosenberg, Principals, M&R Windows.

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Friday, May 24, 2019– “The Renewal of N.Y. State’s Rent Laws – What Building & Realty Industry Members Must Do!” Guest: Jerry Houlihan, Chairman, Apartment Owners Advisory Council (AOAC) of The Building and Realty Institute (BRI) & A Senior Director of Houlihan-Parnes Properties.

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Friday, May 17, 2019– “A Look at Our Region’s 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, NY.

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Friday, May 10, 2019– “The Many Positives of Green Products for Your Building or Complex!” Guest: Lisa Cordasco, President, The New Crystal Restoration, Port Chester, N.Y.

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Friday, May 03, 2019– “Spring & Summer Painting Processes for Your Building or Complex!” Guest: Mitch Berliner and Patrick Hartnett, Certa Pro Painters of Westchester and Southern Connecticut.

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Friday, April 26, 2019– “Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Cooperative and Condominium Advisory (CCAC)!” Special Guest: Myron “Mike” Marcus, Esq., Founder of the CCAC in 1979 & Associate Counsel, CCAC/BRI.

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Friday, April 19, 2019– “Sustainable Landscaping Tips for your Residential or Commercial Building or Complex!” Guest: Amanda Bayley, Principal, Plan It Wild.

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Friday, April 12, 2019– “The Renewal of the State’s Rent Laws on June 15, 2019!” Guest: Albert Annunziata, Executive Director, Apartment Owners Advisory Council (AOAC)/The Building and Realty Institute (BRI).

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Friday, April 05, 2019– “Reminders for Employers On N.Y. State’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training!” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Esq., Labor Counsel, Building and Realty Institute (BRI) & A Principal of Elefante and Persanis, LLP

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Friday, March 29, 2019– “Preparing for and Responding to Property Damage – What Needs To Be Known!” Guests: Jennifer DeLillo and Stephen DeLillo, Principals, Belfor Property Restoration, North White Plains, N.Y.

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Friday, March 22, 2019– “If You Think Your Business Doesn’t Need A Social Media Presence, You Better Think Again!” Guest: Michael Dardano, Principal, Buzz Potential

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Friday, March 15, 2019– “Floor Coatings – What Your Residential, Commercial or Industrial Facility Should Be Aware Of!” Guests: George Williams Jr. and Carey Hollander, A.G. Williams of Pelham (A BRI Member Firm)

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Friday, March 8, 2019– “What to do in the Processes of Property Tax Challenges!” Guests: Kevin Staudt, Esq., McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP

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Friday, March 1, 2019– “Insurance Policies for Claim Exposures that Properties Face in the Upcoming Spring and Summer Seasons!” Guest: Jason Schiciano, Co-President, Levitt-Fuirst Associates, Ltd. (Insurance Managers for The Building and Realty Institute)

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Friday, February 22, 2019– “Windows & Doors – What Property Managers & Owners Need to Know!” Guest: Michael Rosenberg, Principal, and David Rosenberg, Associate, M&R Windows of New York

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Friday, February 15, 2019– “The Region’s Construction & Remodeling Activity Thus Far in 2019!” Guest: Daniel Dawkins, Principal, Dawkins Development Group

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Friday, February 08, 2019– “A Profile of Plan It Wild – How Landscape Architecture Can Enhance Residential and Commercial Property Through Smart, Sustainable Environmental Design!” Guest: Amanda Bayley, Principal, Plan It Wild

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Friday, February 01, 2019– “Con Edison’s Gas Moratorium – What It Means to Westchester and Its Real Estate Market!” Guest: John Jordan, Principal, Hudson Valley Editorial Services

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Friday, January 25, 2019– “A Look at How Property Managers & Owners Can Deal with Water, Fire and/or Smoke Damage!” Guest: Bob Sorensen, Sales and Marketing Manager, ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning and Restoration Services, Inc. of Port Chester

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Friday, January 18, 2019– “A Look at the Retail, Industrial and Investment Sales Sectors of Our Region’s Commercial Realty Market!” Guests: John Barrett, Managing Director, Investment Sales Division, RM Friedland and Marco Lala, Senior Vice President, Investment Sales Division, RM Friedland

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Friday, January 11, 2019– “What Building Owners & Managers Need to Know About Security & Fire Protection Systems, Services & Consulting!” Guest: Thad McKeown, Director of Sales, Integrated Protection Services of Stamford, Conn. (A BRI Member)

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Friday, January 04, 2019– “An Update on How Aerial Drone Services Can Help Members of the Building, Realty and Construction Industry!” Guests: Erik Wilhelmsson and David Russo, Principals, Aviated Precision, Irvington, N.Y.

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Friday, December 28, 2018– “A Look Ahead at 2019 for the Building, Realty, Construction and General Business Sectors!” Guest: John Jordan, Principal, Hudson Valley Editorial Services

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Friday, December 21, 2018– “Westchester County’s New Co-op Admissions Law – What All Co-op Boards and Their Property Managers Need to Know!” Guests: Albert Annunziata, Executive Director, The Cooperative and Condominium Advisory Council (CCAC) / The Building and Realty Institute (BRI) and Carl Finger, Esq., Finger and Finger, A Professional Corporation (Finger and Finger is Chief Counsel to The CCAC/BRI)

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Friday, December 14, 2018– “Wilder Balter’s New Project at 14 LeCount Place in New Rochelle – An Illustration of Providing Affordable Housing!” Guest: Jim Wendling, Development Manager, Wilder Balter Partners, Inc., Chappaqua

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Friday, December 07, 2018– “The Insurance Ramifications to Employers Regarding New York State’s New Sexual Harassment Prevention Law!” Guest: Jason Schiciano, Co-President, Levitt-Fuirst Associates, Ltd., Insurance Manager for the BRI and Its Component Associations

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Friday, November 30, 2018– “A Profile of Fowler Laundry Solutions– How it Serves the Building & Realty Industry” Guest: Michael Dragone, Sales Consultant and Customer Relations Representative, Fowler Laundry Solutions

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Friday, November 23, 2018– “What All Employers Need To Know About New York State’s Sexual Harassment Policy Adoption and Training” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Esq., Labor Counsel, BRI and a Principal at Elefante and Persanis, LLP of Eastchester

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Friday, November 16, 2018– “A Look at the Compromise Between The Building and Realty Institute (BRI) and The Westchester County Board of Legislators On Westchester County’s Proposed Co-op Admissions Legislation” Guests: Albert Annunziata, Executive Director, Building & Realty Institute of Westchester and Mid-Hudson Region, and Carl Finger, Esq., Associate Counsel to the BRI, and Member of The Law Firm of Finger and Finger, A Professional Corporation, Chief Counsel To The BRI

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Friday, November 9, 2018– “The Important Roles and Responsibilities of The Westchester County Planning Board!” Guest: Richard Hyman, Chairman, Westchester County Planning Board

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Friday, November 2, 2018– “A Look at the BRI’s New Labor Contract with Local 32-BJ & its Ramifications to Hundreds of Multi-Family Buildings In Westchester!” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Esq., BRI Labor Counsel, and a Principal at Elefante and Persanis, LLP of Eastchester

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Friday, October 26, 2018– “Kenmore Direct – What It Offers to the Building, Realty and Construction Industry!” Guest: BRI Member Jeanne Tomlinson, District Sales Manager, the Northeast Empire Districts of Kenmore Direct and Kathy Simon, Account Executive, Kenmore Direct

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Friday, October 19, 2018– “What to Look for in the Upcoming Heating Season!” Guest: David Singer, Principal, BRI Member Robison Oil

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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, 2017– “Current Trends in Flooring, Kitchen Design and Repair,” John Posimato, Principal, Flooring and Kitchen Design

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Friday, September 22, 2017– “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, 2017– “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, 2017– “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, 2017– “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, 2017– “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, 2017– “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, 2017– “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, 2017– “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, 2017– “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, 2017– “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, 2017– “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, 2017– “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, 2017– “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, 2017– Reviewing The Benefits of Solar Processes. Guest: Rand Manasse, Chief Operating Officer, Sunrise Solar Solutions, LLC.

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Friday, June 16, 2017– A Look at the CCAC of the BRI. Guest Diana Virrill, CCAC Chair

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Friday, June 9, 2017– Lisa Cordasco, Principal, New Crystal Restoration, Disaster Clean-Up Efforts and Green Technologies For Buildings and Complexes.

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Friday, June 2, 2017– Jerre Coleman, Project Manager, and Victoria Bruno, Business Development Manager, Kings Capital Construction, A Review of Kings’ Local Infrastructure Projects

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