2020 Press Releases

Title Date
Real Estate Board of New York Responds to Agreement on Federal Stimulus Package December 21, 2020
NEW REPORT: $1.6 Billion Loss in Tax Revenue the Result of Significant Declines in New York’s Real Estate Market Activity December 17, 2020
NEW ANALYSIS: New York City Construction Activity at Lowest Point in a Decade as Industry Moves to Rebound Amid Economic Crisis December 11, 2020
REBNY Honors Top NYC Real Estate Leaders and Dealmakers at Virtual 32nd Annual Awards Celebration and Fundraiser December 4, 2020
Joint Statement by REBNY Chairman William C. Rudin and President James Whelan on the Passing of Mayor David Dinkins November 25, 2020
REBNY Responds to News Regarding Inwood Rezoning November 23, 2020
NEW REPORT: New York City and State Lost $1.4 Billion in Tax Revenue Due to Significant Declines in Real Estate Market Activity November 12, 2020
Statement by Real Estate Board of New York President James Whelan on the 2020 Presidential Election Results November 9, 2020
Statement by Real Estate Board of New York President James Whelan Regarding Passing of Intro. 1947 October 29, 2020
REBNY Applauds State Attorney General for Taking Action Against Developers that Failed to Comply with 421-a Requirements October 26, 2020
As New York Continues to Lose Hundreds of Millions in Tax Revenue Due to Historic Decline in Real Estate Sales, New REBNY Report Shows Broker Confidence Hit Record Low for 3rd Consecutive Quarter October 21, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Applauds State Sustainability Moves October 20, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Announces Its 4th Annual PropTech Challenge to Foster Innovation and Showcase Leading-Edge Technology in the Real Estate Industry October 16, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Reports Investment and Residential Sales Volume Dropped Nearly 50 Percent Since September 2019, Resulting in Loss of Tens of Millions of Dollars in New York City and State Tax Revenue October 15, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Adds Sam Spokony As Vice President of Media and Content October 6, 2020
Statement by Real Estate Board of New York President James Whelan Regarding the Withdrawal of the Industry City’s Rezoning Application and the Loss of Thousands of Jobs for New Yorkers September 23, 2020
The Durst Organization Chairman Douglas Durst To Be Nominated as Next Chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York September 17, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Reports Record Declines in Residential Sales and Transactions as the Coronavirus Pandemic Continues Dramatic Impact on New York City Economy September 10, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Taps Ninve James to Lead the RLS September 9, 2020
REBNY Research: Investment Sales Report Tracks Record 54% Decline in Total Sales Volume August 28, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Reports Slight Month-to-Month Increase in Investment and Residential Sales for July 2020, but Still Sees Drastic Declines Compared to Last Year August 19, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Announces Retail Deal of the Year Award Winners at the 22nd Annual Celebration July 31, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Launches New Compliance Measures for its Residential Listing Service July 30, 2020
Statement by Real Estate Board of New York President James Whelan Regarding the Revocation or Suspension of Real Estate Licenses for Discrimination July 24, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Announces Sales Brokers Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award Winners at 76th Annual Celebration July 22, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Reports Broker Confidence Hits Another All-time Low as Tax Revenue Generated by Investment and Residential Sales Slightly Increases from Previous Month July 16, 2020
Statement by Real Estate Board of New York President James Whelan Regarding the Repeal of 50-A June 12, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York, 32BJ SEIU and The Realty Advisory Board Issue Joint, Industrywide Guidelines for Safety in Market-Rate Residential Buildings as New York City Begins New York Forward June 10, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Issues Best Practices for Brokers & Agents to Safely Conduct Real Estate Transactions in New York City During Phase Two of the New York Forward Plan June 9, 2020
For the 2nd Consecutive Month, The Real Estate Board of New York Tracks the Continued Decline in Tax Revenue Generated from Real Estate Sales Transactions During the Coronavirus Crisis June 8, 2020
Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, Building Trades Employers’ Association and The Real Estate Board of New York Reach Critical Agreement to Remobilize NYC Construction June 7, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York, 32BJ SEIU, The Realty Advisory Board, Local 94 International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO and the Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater New York Issue Joint, Industrywide Guidelines for Safely Reentering Commercial Office Buildings in New York City June 4, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York, CUNY and Project Destined Announce New Virtual Summer Internship Program May 26, 2020
Diverse Group of Business, Civic and Community Leaders Call on Mayor de Blasio to Freeze Property Tax Bills May 22, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Launches New Monthly Report Tracking the Decrease in Tax Revenue Generated from Real Estate Sales Transactions During the Coronavirus Crisis May 20, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Reports Dramatic Decrease in Residential Sales in First Quarter of 2020 May 13, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Advocates for Updated Rent Guidelines in Testimony to the NYC Rent Guidelines Board May 5, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Launches First-of-Its-Kind Fellowship Program for the Real Estate Industry Focused on Diversity April 28, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Names Zach Redding the 2019 Most Promising Commercial Salesperson of the Year April 22, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Announces Broker Confidence Hits Record Lows as the Coronavirus Crisis Brings Economy to a Halt April 9, 2020
Statement by Real Estate Board of New York President James Whelan on the New York State Budget April 3, 2020
Real Estate Board of New York Announces Coronavirus Resource Hub Website for the Real Estate Industry March 31, 2020
Statement by Real Estate Board of New York President James Whelan on New Executive Order Allowing Temporary Virtual Notarization of Documents March 20, 2020
Open Letter to Residents from Leading New York Rental Building Owners and Managers; Institute Voluntary 90-Day Moratorium on Evictions in Response to Coronavirus March 13, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York Announces New Leadership Roles March 9, 2020
Statement by Real Estate Board of New York President James Whelan on Broker Commission Litigation March 6, 2020
REBNY Investment Sales Report: Number of Transactions Down 18% Year-Over-Year with Multi-Family Residential Consideration Declining 52% Year-Over-Year February 26, 2020
Joint Statement from Gary LaBarbera, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, and James Whelan, President of the Real Estate Board of New York, on the Governor’s Budget Proposal on Renewable Energy February 24, 2020
Statement By Real Estate Board of New York President James Whelan on 200 Amsterdam Ave Court Ruling February 17, 2020
Joint Statement by Real Estate Board New York (REBNY) President James Whelan and New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) President Jennifer Stevenson on Court Order Regarding Broker Commissions February 10, 2020
NY Real Estate Trade Associations and Brokerage Firms File Lawsuit Against DOS February 10, 2020
New York Real Estate Associations and Brokerage Firms to File Litigation Against NYS Brokerage Commission Guidance February 7, 2020
Statement By Real Estate Board of New York President James Whelan on NYS Department of State Guidance on Rental Brokerage Commissions February 6, 2020
REBNY Celebrates Industry Leaders at 124th Annual Banquet January 17, 2020
REBNY REPORT: Real Estate Industry Generates $31.9 Billion in Taxes, Helping to Fund Necessary City Services January 8, 2020