The Armonk-based Building and Realty Institute of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region (BRI) is inviting members, colleagues, friends and community members to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
The organization, founded in 1946, is holding a party at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, tomorrow (April 21) from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The party will feature music, open bar, gourmet dinner stations and desserts.
BRI was founded during the post-war boom in residential construction, when a group of Westchester home builders, contractors and suppliers formed the Homebuilders Association of Westchester and Putnam Counties.
The new organization soon grew and became the Builders Institute of Westchester and Putnam Counties, Inc. With the introduction of state rent regulations for multi-family apartment buildings in the 1970’s, and the wave of apartment building conversions to co-operatives in the 1980’s and early 90’s, membership expanded to hundreds of landlords, co-op and condo presidents and board members, sponsors and property managers.
“It is this great variety and diversity, this incomparable depth and breadth of membership, that gives the BRI its strength and potential for future growth,” said Albert A. Annunziata, BRI Executive Director.
“Our members, the people who drive this association and help keep it vibrant, come from both the construction side as well as the realty ownership and management side.”
To purchase tickets and for more information, go to www.buildingandrealtyinstitute.org