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Construction, Real Estate and Development Council (CRED)

sponsored by: Rand Commercial sponsors the RBA's Construction, Real Estate and Development Council

CRED supports and empowers RBA members who are in real estate, development and construction through networking, resource sharing and education.  Members will be those in real estate, development, construction and allied fields.

What's Happening Newsletter - July 2017 Quarter

The CRED council continues to support RBA’seffort to foster development and tax relief in Rockland County. CRED is co-chaired by Michael Shilale, Architect, MSA, and Judith Bachman, Esq., The Bachman Law Firm and is sponsored by Rand Commercial.

Since the last update, CRED has provided the following programs:

  • CRED joined the Municipal Planning Federation for a presentation on legal updates in Municipal/Planning Law. In advance of the presentation, CRED members had a discussion with Joe Simones, Principal Planner for the Town of Clarkstown.

  • The highlight of the year for CRED was a boat tour of the Tappan Zee Bridge construction. The trip included a cruise along the river and an insightful narrated tour of the construction site. The tour was sold out and included over 140 attendees.

CRED will reconvene for meetings in September. Future meetings include discussion of construction insurance issues, Beckerle Lumber presentation, and the impact of changes in the retail sector.

CRED regularly draws about 50 attendees and usually holds its events at the Casa Mia Manor House in Blauvelt from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.

CRED supports and empowers RBA members who are in real estate, development and construction through networking, resource sharing, education and advocacy. Members will be those in real estate, development, construction and allied fields including current and prospective commercial property owners; architects/engineers; project managers/general contractors; sub-contractors (HVAC, electricians, etc.); commercial real estate brokers, lenders; title companies; insurance providers; municipalities/regulatory agencies.

 

Tappan Zee Boat Tour

A beautiful day was had by 140 people on board the River Rose Mississippi style paddle-wheeler.

River Rose

The River Rose at the dock waiting for guests.

Michael Shilale, Daniel Marcy, Judith Bachman and Roger Scheiber, RBA.

Michael Shilale, Daniel Marcy, Judith Bachman and Roger Scheiber, RBA.

The boat tour was arranged by Michael Shilale, Architect and Chair, Green Council and Judith Bachman, Esq. and Chair Construction, Real Estate & Development Council.

Tappan Zee Bridge 2 bridges from underneath

Tappan Zee 2 bridges side by side
Daniel Marcy, Community Relations Specialists from the New NY Bridge Project came on board and described the building process and answered questions.

The close-up bridge pictures were taken by Tony Lisanti, Integral Building & Design Inc.

 

RBA Construction, Real Estate and Development Committee (CRED)

The first meeting of the RBA Construction, Real Estate and Development Committee (CRED) had over 45 people in attendance.  It truly was a successful launch. 

Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 4:30-6:00pm. The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 10, at Casa Mia House in Blauvelt.
 

Michael Shilale addresses first meeting of CRED
Michael Shilale addresses first meeting of CRED

CRED founders, Judith Bachman, Esq. and Michael Shilale with County Executive Ed Day.
CRED founders, Judith Bachman, Esq. and Michael Shilale with County Executive Ed Day.

 

Michael Shilale said, "It's imperative we make this Council work. We hope to attract several subcontractors and municipal leaders to join us and help create a private/public partnership---that includes lenders, engineers and everyone connected in economic development.

The County cannot live on two percent growth. It's difficult enough to stay within the state's two percent tax cap.

We need to grow, and that includes construction. It's the only way we can move forward."

 

Thank you to the group's founders: Judith Bachman, Esq., Irving Zuckerman, Verticon Construction and Michael Shilale, Architect.