HGAR’s CID, Bronx-Manhattan North Association to Tackle the New Rent Laws at Aug. 7th Seminar

Real Estate In-Depth | July 2019

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the” Housing Stability and Tenant Protections Act of 2019” last month.

NEW YORK—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ Commercial Investment Division and the Bronx-Manhattan North Association of Realtors have scheduled a breakfast seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 7 to discuss the impacts of the new rent control regulations in New York.

The “The New Rent Laws – What Happens Now?” seminar will be held at the Hutchinson Metro Center (1200 Waters Place) in the Bronx and will begin at 9 a.m. The seminar is free of charge to attendees.

HGAR CID President John Barrett will be the moderator of the program. Barrett is the managing director of the investment sales division for RM Friedland.

A panel of experts will delve into the changes to the new rent laws and how it will impact the real estate market and owners of multifamily housing.

One of the panelists will be Matthew Engel, president, Langsam Property Services Corp and chairman of the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP).

Engel is the president of Langsam Property Services Corp. of the Bronx. He began his career at Langsam Property Services in November 2001. He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1999 with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Economics, with a concentration in real estate and finance. He has a real estate broker’s license and is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) as designated by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Eliot J. Cherson, senior and founding partner of the law firm Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, PC of Forest Hills, NY will be another panel member at the seminar.

The law firm was founded in 1992 by Eliot, Steven Hertz, and Michael Rosenthal and now employs 22 attorneys and a full support staff of paralegals and clerks utilizing the latest software and computer technology.

Cherson is a 1976 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law and has been engaged in active practice specializing in real estate litigation in the Housing Court, Civil Court, Supreme Court, and federal and bankruptcy courts throughout the New York metropolitan area. He is admitted to practice in New York, United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts and the United States Supreme Court.

He has served on the Civil Court, Housing Court and Select Committee on Court Reorganization of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is also a member of the New York State and Queens County Bar Associations. Since 1991, he has been Legal Counsel to the Bronx-Manhattan North Association of Realtors, Inc. In 1995, he was awarded the board’s “Affiliate Member of the Year Award” for distinguished service and was also awarded the President’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2011.

In 2002, Cherson was nominated by the Westchester County Legislature and subsequently appointed by New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) as an owner representative on the Westchester County Rent Guidelines Board where he serves the real estate industry. He is also a member of the Rent Stabilization Association (RSA) and Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP).

Other seminar panelists will be announced at a later date.