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New Rochelle City Council Oks New 24-Story TRYP Hotel by Wyndham

July 2019

NEW ROCHELLE— Add another high-rise development to the list of projects under construction or in the pipeline in the Queen City. The New Rochelle City Council on June 25th approved the development of a 24-story, 225-key globally-branded luxury hotel and event center at 115 Cedar St. When complete, the TRYP Hotel by Wyndham will be…

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College of New Rochelle Campus to Close and be Sold

June 2019

NEW ROCHELLE—The unpleasant, but inevitable, is at hand for students and alumni of the storied College of New Rochelle. The private college, which served Westchester County and the surrounding area for more than a century, will cease operations later this summer and its 15.6-acre campus here sold. New York City-based A&G Realty Partners and B6…

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WCA, HVEDC Call Off Pending Merger Deal

June 2019

POUGHKEEPSIE—The Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. and the Westchester County Association have called off their merger deal. The two business organizations, which had announced in late January their intent to merge, have mutually decided not to pursue the merger that was to be finalized this September. The HVEDC is a regional economic development organization based…

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Saunders Named Secretary General of FIABCI

June 2019

WHITE PLAINS—Vanessa Saunders of Global Property Systems in White Plains was elected to a two-year term as Secretary General of the Marketing and Networking Committee of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI). Saunders is the first individual to be appointed to this position from the Hudson Valley region. Founded in 1951 in Paris, the FIABCI…

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PSC Approves Westchester County Clean Energy Plan

July 2019

ALBANY — The New York State Public Service Commission approved on July 11 the implementation of a consumer awareness campaign to encourage the installation of renewable energy and energy efficiency resources in Westchester County. The program was developed in consultation with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Westchester County to…

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legal-advocacy

BARRISTER'S BRIEFING: Who Has the Photo Rights?

July 2019

Did you know that you can be fined/sued for photos that appear on your webpage that you never personally posted? Well, you can, but you can also protect yourself… and you should! Photograph Copyright A copyright is a legal device that gives the author of a creative work the sole right to publish and sell…

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Houlihan Lawrence Welcomes Clara Roman, Paul Guerra & Antoinette Iemma

July 2019

Houlihan Lawrence recently welcomed local real estate professionals Clara Roman and Paul Guerra to its New Rochelle office and Antoinette Iemma to its Pelham office. Roman, who has six years of experience in residential real estate sales, was previously with Keller Williams. She established her real estate career in the late 1990s as a real…

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residential

PSC Approves Westchester County Clean Energy Plan

July 2019

ALBANY — The New York State Public Service Commission approved on July 11 the implementation of a consumer awareness campaign to encourage the installation of renewable energy and energy efficiency resources in Westchester County. The program was developed in consultation with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Westchester County to…

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Ron Garafalo

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: Half Way Home

July 2019

Hello Friends, As we begin the second half of the year, I congratulate all of you on all the business you did in the first half of the year. It has been a very busy year. Yes, I know certain areas are busier than others. Some have price increases this year, while others are down…

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Jennifer Maher

PUTNAM POSTING: Promoting Tourism and the Local Economy

July 2019

As the summer heats up, I realize it is time for me to do my annual Putnam County summer article. As I say every year, Putnam County is a great place to summer! We truly have it all—water, beaches woods, swamps, hills to hike, as well as shopping and dining! “Staycations” are popular in today’s…

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Real Estate In-Depth

MBA Tracks Real Estate Lending Trends in New Report

July 2019

WASHINGTON—The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) first quarter of 2019 Commercial/Multifamily DataBook was released earlier this month. The quarterly report summarizes major trends that developed during the first three months of the year. "Low interest rates and strong property values continue to make commercial real estate an attractive market for borrowers," said Jamie Woodwell, MBA's vice…

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