Real Estate Industry Resources

During the course of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in New York, REBNY will continue to monitor official guidance, executive orders and new legislation in an effort to keep our members, the real estate industry and all New Yorkers informed.

On this page you will find resources for the real estate community including:


REBNY’s Coronavirus Updates and Alerts Newsletters

Click below to read REBNY’s Coronavirus Updates and Alerts Newsletters sent to our members.

May 23, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Details on Gatherings of Up to 10 People

May 22, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Situational Guidelines for Real Estate Licensees | Call for Property Tax Freeze | New Market Report | Reopening Metrics

May 15, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: PAUSE Extension | Reopening Guidelines | Broker Commission Extension | Compliance Updates | Project Parachute

May 13, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: City Council's COVID-19 Relief Bills | Reopening Advisory Council and Regional Monitoring Dashboard | Updated Unemployment Insurance FAQs

May 8, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: E-Notary Extension | REBNY E-Learning

May 7, 2020 
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Governor Announces New Rent Guidelines

May 5, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Re-Opening New York Guidelines | Advocating for NYC's Economy and Housing Market

April 24, 2020 
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Funding Boost for Paycheck Protection Program | City Council Relief Proposal

April 21, 2020 
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Federal Stimulus Phase 3.5

April 16, 2020 
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Paycheck Protection Program Update | Extended "Stay-at-Home" Orders | Mandated Face Coverings and Masks

April 10, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Paycheck Protection Program & Independent Contractors | IRS Extensions | City License Extensions

April 9, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Essential Services & Real Estate | Federal Reserve, Paycheck Protection Program & DOL Updates

April 6, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Unemployment Benefits for Independent Contractors | Webinar Series Launch

April 3, 2020 
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Essential Real Estate and Construction Operations | Guidance for Residential Management

March 31, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Paycheck Protection Program Accepting Applications April 3

March 30, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: More Stimulus Package Details; Guidance on Construction Shutdowns; REBNY Launches Coronavirus Resource Hub Website

March 27, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Restrictions on Non-Essential Construction; Call for Protective Equipment; Federal Stimulus Package Reminder

March 26, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Relief Programs Available in Federal Stimulus Package

March 25, 2020 
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Mortgage Forbearance and REBNY Interpretation on Independent Contractors

March 24, 2020 
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Economic Relief Programs; Telemarketing Restrictions; REBNY Event Cancellations Extended

March 23, 2020 
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Call to Action for Surge Hospital Space and Temporary Housing

March 21, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: New Executive Orders & Clarified Guidance on Essential Business Entities

March 20, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Nonessential Workers Required to Stay Home; Virtual Transaction Guidelines; Tax Filing Extensions and Agreement to Support Building Workers

March 19, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: A Call for Emergency Space; New Guidance, Legislation, Policies and Executive Orders

March 16, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Our Plan to Advocate for Our Members During the Coronavirus Crisis

March 13, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: REBNY Members Announce Voluntary 90-Day Halt on Evictions and New Official Guidance from the State and City

March 11, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: New Prevention Guidance and REBNY Event Cancellations

March 4, 2020
Update on Coronavirus in New York: Being Diligent and Staying Prepared


REBNY Resources 

REBNY has created a number of resources and best practices to support the safety of all real estate professionals and the health of their business operations during the Coronavirus crisis.

 

REBNY Advocacy

REBNY is working closely with other organizations in New York City to push for a significant expansion of federal, state and local programs to support our economy and help restaurants, retailers and small businesses. Specifically, we believe the City and State should actively consider measures to: 

  • Allow more small businesses to receive financial support and diversify programs to include cash grants, no-interest loans and low-interest loans to better respond to business interruptions
  • Delay fines and other fees for small businesses facing losses as a result of decreased business
  • Suspend the Commercial Rent Tax for ground-floor tenants
  • Eliminate late payment penalties on property taxes
  • Extend cure periods for various violations
  • Support greater legal services for COVID-19 related matters
  • Help businesses conduct insurance reviews to determine whether expenses such as rent or lost revenue can be covered by their insurance carrier
  • Reduce sales taxes, defer sales tax payments and suspend late sales tax payment penalties


REBNY will keep the community updated as additional steps are taken to support our industry. 


REBNY Events

The health and safety of our members and New Yorkers is paramount. Given recent executive orders, and to continue to support efforts to flatten the curve, we have extended our in-person event cancellations until September 1. To see the full list, click here

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