What Would Real Estate Dealmakers Do if They Were The Governor For A Day? Scaffold Law Reform

In today’s Albany Business Review, Robin Cooper outlines what four Capital Region real estate leaders would do if they were the state’s top elected official for a day.

Peter Belmonte Jr., one of the largest home builders in the Albany region, would abolish New York’s costly “scaffold law” if he could be governor for just one day.

Real estate investor Chuck Cronin and developer Michael Uccellini would reduce government spending by cutting down on the number of municipalities and school districts in the state.

Peter Belmonte Jr. is president of Belmonte Builders in Clifton Park, New York.

And Richard Sleasman, managing director of CBRE-Albany, would stimulate the economy by speeding up the regulatory review process for all projects.

The four real estate dealmakers outlined changes they would make to improve New York’s business climate during a panel discussion at the Albany Business Review’s real estate Power Breakfast on Friday at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia.

Belmonte, president of Belmonte Builders in Clifton Park, said the scaffold law is a prime example of the onerous and costly regulations that make New York a difficult place to do business.

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