Local Law 97

Noble Mansion at 1500 Noble Ave, Bronx NY

Bronx Multifamily Meltdown

The timeless advice to invest in middle class housing has lost relevancy in The Bronx apartment market. Landlords are facing rising expenses while new regulations have halted revenue growth. Banks are reluctant to refinance, even if the loans could perform at current rates. Valuations of $100,000 per unit have become common among the few properties being sold. Those brave enough to buy need to wait for stable prices, lower interest rates and a rational regulatory environment. They may have a better shot of hitting a trifecta at Yonkers Raceway.

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Electric Industrial Boiler

Local Law 97 Looming Over The Bronx

Owners of commercial buildings larger than 25,000 sf are learning how much the 2019 NYC Green New Deal will impact their investments. The legislation’s hallmark Local Law 97 has become a pressing issue for property owners to tackle this year. Registered Design Professionals will need to draw up plans to comply with the greenhouse gas reductions mandated to take effect in 2024 and beyond. Energy efficiencies will have to be deployed in successive stages to meet increasingly strict emissions reductions. Most legacy building utilities will ultimately need to be replaced.

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