Event Recap: The Impact of Changing Energy Regulations on Urban Real Estate

On Friday, May 10, 2024, Medgar Evers College, the Bedford-Stuyvesant Real Estate Board, and AABE-NYMAC hosted an enlightening event titled “The Impact of Changing Energy Regulations on Urban Real Estate” at Medgar Evers College/CUNY in Brooklyn, NY. The event brought together industry experts, policymakers, and community leaders to discuss the far-reaching effects of evolving energy regulations on urban real estate.

Keynote Speakers and Panelists

The event featured a diverse lineup of guest speakers who shared their expertise and insights on the subject. 

Notable speakers included:

  • Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
  • Idris Alaka, Owner and Founder of Sustainable Solar & Storage
  • Bill Suggs, President of AABE-NYMAC
  • David Lage, President of Resituated Architecture
  • Gregory Anderson, President & CEO of Bridge Street Development Corp.
  • Richard Flateau, President of Flateau Realty Corp.
  • Assemblymember Latrice Walker


Key Discussions and Takeaways

The discussions focused on several critical areas:

  1. Regulatory Changes: Speakers elaborated on recent changes in energy regulations and their projected impact on urban real estate development.
  2. Sustainable Practices: The importance of adopting sustainable energy practices in real estate was underscored, highlighting the economic and environmental benefits.
  3. Community Impact: The event stressed the need for inclusive policies that ensure all communities, particularly underserved ones, benefit from energy regulation changes.
  4. Innovative Solutions: Panelists showcased innovative solutions and technologies that can help real estate developers comply with new regulations while optimizing energy efficiency.