Real Estate Finance Bureau
The Real Estate Finance Bureau reviews all offering plans for the offer and sale of real estate securities in or from the State of New York, including interests in cooperatives, condominiums, homeowners associations and timeshares, to ensure that they provide disclosure of all material terms of the offer. The Bureau accepts such offering plans for filing when satisfied that disclosure is adequate. In addition, the Bureau reviews various types of solicitations seeking investors in real estate ventures, known as syndications. The Bureau has an enforcement section which investigates complaints regarding these offerings and can initiate both civil and criminal actions pursuant to the Attorney General’s powers under the Martin Act, General Business Law, §352 et. seq. and the Executive Law §63(12). The Bureau’s public information unit responds to questions, provides copies of regulations and other materials related to these offers and responds to freedom of information requests to review documents filed with the Bureau.