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executive director's letter A Letter from the Executive Director DAN M ARGULIES W elcome to the BuildingsNY edition of Developments, ABO's quarterly magazine. There are big changes at the Show, in the industry, and at ABO this spring, and we're excited to bring you the news. This year's Show is bigger than ever, with more exhibitors coming from more places and rising to new heights (check out Vertequip, coming from Portugal with rigging equipment). Our conference program kicks off Tuesday with the borough presidents of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens explaining where they think new housing should go and which neighborhoods might really accept it - which aren't necessarily the same thing. Wednesday morning the executive director of the City Planning Commission will tell us exactly when we can expect real zoning changes. During both days there will be additional programs from ABO, CHIP, NYARM, BOMA, and the AIA on subjects ranging from the state of the investment market to drafting construction contracts and tuning boilers. If you are in real estate, there is something you need to know at one of these panels. While looking at the exhibits, everyone in the business is keeping Our conference one eye on Albany where the fates of rent regulation, 421-a, and J51 are being negotiated. We lay out the issues inside. program kicks off Tuesday Finally, ABO this month is combining many of our operawith the borough presidents of tions with CHIP, Community Housing Improvement Program. Every member of ABO will automatically become a member of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens CHIP as well. While ABO has represented housing developers explaining where they think new for more than a century, it has long been clear that our memhousing should go and which bers are also owners and operators. CHIP is the preeminent organization representing apartment owner-managers in New neighborhoods might really York. Together we hope to offer more services and programs accept it - which aren't to better serve the entire industry. Join us if you haven't already, and enjoy the Show. necessarily the same thing. APPROVED OIL AND ENERGY COMPANY 6717 Fourth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11220 Phone (718) 238-1050 Fax (718) 234-2110 www.approvedoil.com Supplier of high-quality #2, #4 and #6 fuel oil On and off-road Diesel Natural Gas Provider - Installation and Maintenance Electric Boiler Installations - Boiler Inspections Conversions and System Upgrades Mobile Steam Boilers Serving the New York Metropolitan Area Long Island and Westchester BARRY HELLER Vice President of Marketing barry.heller@hercnet.com * Cell: (516) 417-3641 Office: (516) 281-8754 * Fax: (516) 937-3914 550 West John Street * Hicksville, NY 11801-1039 24-hour Emergency Service www.hercnet.com Providing Superior Service Since 1937 698538_Approved.indd 1 The Smart Choice in Laundry 16/06/14 3:59 PM 694210_Hercules.indd 1 Spring 2015 | 5 PM 12/05/14 7:21 http://www.hercnet.com http://www.approvedoil.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ABO Developments - Spring 2015

A Message from ABO Executive Director Dan Margulies
BuildingsNY 2015
Spring 2015 State Legislative Agenda Three Key Industry Regulations Up for Renewal
Energy Market Forecast: What it Means for Your Energy Buying Strategy
Asbestos Testing Is Back, Bigger and Broader
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ABO Developments - Spring 2015