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REBNY Issues Guide to Safety Best Practices for Market-Rate Resi

The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), 32BJ SEIU and Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations has issued a guide to best practices on safety and health guidelines for market-rate residential buildings in New York City, including multifamily rentals, cooperatives and condominiums.

Among other guidance, the coalition recommends reviewing all building systems, developing protocols for outside vendors, adapting amenity areas to meet public health guidance, and conducting daily health screenings of employees and visitors.

“Our essential building workers and managers have done an incredible job of keeping residents safe, and these guidelines will help ensure that work is recognized and continued as we begin to revitalize the city,” said REBNY president James Whelan.

Working with other industry groups, REBNY has also prepared guidelines for re-entering commercial buildings, conducting real estate transactions and operating construction sites. They’re intended to help the industry support the statewide New York Forward reopening plan.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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