The Real Estate Board of New York represents influential real estate professionals as it works to protect, improve, and advance the business of real estate in New York City.
The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) is the City’s leading real estate trade association. It was founded in 1896 as the State’s first real estate trade association.
REBNY works on behalf of the mutual interests of its members by promoting public and industry policies. The organization frequently speaks before government bodies with the primary goals of expanding New York’s economy, encouraging the development and renovation of commercial and residential property, enhancing the city’s appeal to investors and residents, and facilitating property management.
REBNY conducts research on various civic matters including tax policy, city planning and zoning, rental conditions, land use policy, building codes, and other city, state, and federal legislation. REBNY regularly publishes market data, policy reports, and broker surveys in addition to a number of important periodicals including the Annual Diary & Manual, which is considered the real estate industry's almanac.
REBNY provides for its members: informational, technical, and technological resources; state-certified qualifying and continuing education courses required for licensing; professional education programs, seminars, advanced designations, and courses to hone professional skills and maintain ethical business standards.
REBNY members are New York City’s most talented, energetic, and influential real estate professionals.
The Board’s membership consists of commercial, residential, and institutional property owners, builders, managers, investors, brokers, and salespeople; banks, financial service companies, utilities, attorneys, architects, and contractors; and other associations, organizations, institutions, corporations, co-partnerships, and individuals professionally interested and engaged in business allied to New York City real estate.