Renewal of NY State Rent Regulations- Not Fair To Landlords
Published On March 28, 2019

Under the new legislature, with the 2019 renewal, look for the (IAI) Individual Apartment Increase to be lost or limited, as well as the loss of limitation of building wide Major Read More…

Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Builder Confidence
Published On March 28, 2019

Due to falling mortgage rates, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to 58 in January on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Read More…

Supply-Side Headwinds Limiting Single Family Gains in 2019
Published On March 28, 2019

While speaking at the NAHB Home Show in Las Vegas, Chief Economist Robert Dietz stressed that a chronic lack of construction workers, shortage of buildable lots, onerous regulations, tariffs on lumber Read More…

The BRI Agrees to A New Labor Contract with SEIU Local 32-BJ
Published On December 17, 2018

Termed as “a note worthy victory for employers,” the BRI recently agreed to a new labor contract with SEIU Local 32-BJ.  This agreement runs from October 1, 2018- September 30, Read More…

Westchester County & Co-op Council Clash & then Come to A Compromise
Published On December 17, 2018

The Board of Legislators approved the compromise cooperative bill at its General Session on Nov. 19th. It passed with a 13-4 vote. To read more click this link  https://buildersinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Impact_SEPTOCT_20181120.pdf

NY State Imposes Sexual Harassment Policy Adoption & Training for All Employers
Published On December 17, 2018

Effective October 2018, all employers in NY must adopt a Sexual Harassment Policy & must complete Sexual Harassment Training by April 2019. To read more:https://buildersinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Impact_SEPTOCT_20181120.pdf

Builders Institute Launches Its New Radio Program on AM 970 The Answer
Published On December 3, 2018

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 Read More…

New Collective Bargaining Group Agreement
Published On October 3, 2018

Late Friday, September 28th, the BRI’s CBG Negotiating Committee reached an agreement with SEIU 32BJ. We have prepared a summary of the new 2018-2022 contract for you.   To see Read More…

Housing Will Continue to Gain Ground in 2018
Published On March 6, 2018

At the January 9th National Association of Home Builders (NAHB’s) International Builders Show in Orlando, economists spoke about how the tax law will boost Gross Domestic Product growth. To learn Read More…

A Review of New York State Paid Family Leave
Published On March 6, 2018

Starting January 2018, Paid Family Leave became a mandatory benefit in New York. It provides employees with job protection & paid time off for qualifying events. To find out more Read More…