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Westchester County IDA Approves New Local Hire Labor Policy

February 25, 2021

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency’s Board of Directors earlier today (Feb. 25) unanimously approved a new local hire labor policy that will require incentivized project developers hire 85% of its construction workers from the local area; require its workers complete OSHA safety training; subcontractors be enrolled in a pre-apprenticeship program and that all…

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Achieving Success by Embracing the ‘Team’ Spirit

February 24, 2021

Patricia Dantzic admits she was a bit apprehensive about re-entering the workforce with a new career in real estate. After enjoying a successful profession in corporate communications in the music industry, she switched gears, earned her license and began working at a local agency. Soon afterward, she was approached by a team member from Berkshire…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Brian Phillips

February 12, 2021

The Mobile Broker You may know Brian Phillips by his moniker, “The Mobile Broker,” which is actually a registered trademark in New York City and Westchester County. Based in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, as well as Harlem in upper Manhattan, the Douglas Elliman Associate Broker finds himself on the road just about all…

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Philip Weiden

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: Cuomo Targeting Enhanced STAR Deduction

March 3, 2021

The Enhanced STAR program for seniors (65+) is under attack again in the governor’s proposed budget. This could negatively impact seniors who qualify for the program. In Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal he would move new homeowners aged 65 and over to a tax credit check instead of an upfront savings on their tax bill. This…

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Chris O'Callaghan

GUEST VIEWPOINT: What We Can Learn from Westchester’s Evolving Office Market

March 3, 2021

Famed American Bandstand host Dick Clark once clarified his multi-decade influence over the music industry. “I don’t set trends,” he offered, “I just find out what they are and exploit them.” Much the same can be said of Westchester County, where the area’s changing real estate landscape is more a reflection of emerging national and…

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Real Estate In-Depth

Tompkins Mahopac Bank President & CEO to Retire

February 8, 2021

BREWSTER—The Board of Directors of Tompkins Mahopac Bank announced on Feb. 4 that Gerald J. Klein, Jr. will retire as president and CEO of Tompkins Mahopac Bank after 26 years of service to the company. Tompkins Mahopac Bank also announced the appointment of David DeMilia, currently senior vice president, to president and CEO. Klein will…

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