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  • From left: Corinne Pulitzer of Douglas Elliman, Steven Spinola of REBNY, and Douglas Elliman's Jeffrey Rothstein

    From left: Corinne Pulitzer of Douglas Elliman, Steven Spinola of REBNY, and Douglas Elliman’s Jeffrey Rothstein (Credit: Gotham Photo Company)

    Manhattan’s most notable residential brokers and executives high-tailed it to the Pierre Hotel on Thursday for one of the industry’s biggest events: the Real Estate Board of New York’s annual residential Deal of the Year awards, now in their 25th year. Click here for photos of the event.

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  • From left: Heather Stein, Suzan Kramer, Lisa Larson and Judith Oston

    From left: Heather Stein, Suzan Kramer, Lisa Larson and Judith Oston at REBNY’s Deal of the Year awards (Credit: Gotham Photo Company)

    Manhattan’s top dealmakers, dressed in their finest furs and dapperest suits, poured into the Pierre Hotel last night via an elaborately muraled rotunda for the 25th annual residential Deal of the Year awards hosted by the Real Estate Board of New York. Check out the story and slideshow after the jump.

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  • Steven Spinola

    Steven Spinola

    The total value of home sales in New York City hit $11.3 billion in the third quarter of 2013, its highest level in the last six years and a 32 percent increase over the same period in 2012, according to data from the Real Estate Board of New York.

    The number of homes trading hands also increased 28 percent year-over-year to 14,073, the REBNY data show. Despite the increases in activity, prices held relatively stable, with the median sale price increasing four percent year-over-year to $515,000, the data show. [more]

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  • From left: Bill de Blasio and REBNY's Steven Spinola

    From left: Bill de Blasio and REBNY’s Steven Spinola

    Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio described himself as a “fiscal conservative,” this morning, helping to assuage Real Estate Board of New York President Steven Spinola’s fears that de Blasio would be hostile to business. [more]

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  • An flier paid for by Jobs for New York

    A flier paid for by Jobs for New York

    Some of the recent City Council primaries turned vicious, often fueled by the attack ads paid for by the political action committee Jobs for New York, which is backed by the influential Real Estate Board of New York. Now, at least one candidate is pushing back in court. [more]

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  • Steven Spinola and a REBNY illustration

    REBNY head Steven Spinola and a political cartoon

    Jobs for New York, the political action committee backed by the Real Estate Board of New York, is looking to become a player in next year’s state elections after spending nearly $7 million to influence City Council races this year.  All 213 members of the New York State Legislature are up for election next year, and if REBNY chooses to donate to candidates through the PAC, it would represent a shift away from the direct-donation strategy that real estate executives have used for several years at the state level. [more]

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  • New York City should halt the “dizzying proliferation of historic districts” and improve the public-review process for the sake of affordable housing, a Crain’s editorial asserted. [more]

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  • From left: Carolyn Maloney, Steve Spinola and Adam Leitman Bailey

    From left: Carolyn Maloney, Steven Spinola and Adam Leitman Bailey

    The U.S. House of Representatives handed condominium developers a significant victory Thursday, unanimously passing a bill that exempts condos from filing and registration requirements mandated by the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act, commonly referred to as ILSA. [more]

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  • From left: LPC's Peg Breen and REBNY's Steven Spinola

    LPC’s Peg Breen and REBNY’s Steven Spinola

    Long opposed to what it calls a pattern of overzealous landmarking in New York City, the Real Estate Board of New York is refocusing its argument through the lens of affordable housing.

    Landmarked areas, now encompassing nearly 30 percent of Manhattan, have seen almost zero new affordable housing built in the last decade, according to a new REBNY study. [more]

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  • New REBNY listing system launched today

    September 18, 2013 05:56PM

    After months of false starts, the Real Estate Board of New York’s highly anticipated new listings system – widely called the RLS — launched today, a spokesperson for REBNY told The Real Deal exclusively. [more]

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  • From left: Susan Lerner, Mark Levine, participant, Laurie Cumbo, Margaret Chin,  participant and Carlos Menchaca

    From left: Susan Lerner, Mark Levine, participant, Laurie Cumbo, Margaret Chin, participant and Carlos Menchaca

    City Council candidates who were victorious in last week’s primary joined forces with campaign finance advocates to denounce the real estate industry’s attempt to steer the race through outsized spending and to ask the state’s Moreland Commission to recommend public financing for the entire state of New York. [more]

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  • From left: Sara Gonzalez, Vanessa Gibson and Margaret Chin

    From left: Sara Gonzalez, Vanessa Gibson and Margaret Chin

    Real estate’s Jobs for New York political action committee has spent $7 million on City Council races, but several of the candidates getting the cash are less sympathetic to the industry. [more]

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  • While the Real Estate Board of New York-backed Jobs for New York political action committee has thrown plenty of cash at City Council races, unions have collectively dominated PAC spending in the races for mayor, city comptroller and council. [more]

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  • REBNY-backed PAC goes on the attack

    September 03, 2013 06:13PM
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    From left: Carlos Menchaca, Jenifer Rajkumar, Cliff Stanton and Joel Rivera

    Jobs For New York, the Real Estate Board of New York-supported political action committee, went negative last month, spending nearly $480,000 on literature denouncing 22 candidates in City Council races, the latest campaign finance filings reveal. [more]

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  • From left: Laurie Cumbo and REBNY's Steven Spinola

    From left: Laurie Cumbo and REBNY’s Steven Spinola

    Laurie Cumbo, a candidate for Brooklyn’s 35th District City Council seat was doing fine until the Jobs for New York, the Real Estate Board of New York-backed political action committee, decided to endorse her.

    “Now I have become a target for something I have no control over,” she told DNAinfo. “Their so-called support of my campaign has done more harm than good in the community.” [more]

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    From left: Michael Barbolla, Neil Garfinkel and Alfred Fazio

    If associate brokers want an oversight role as a manager or supervisor at a firm, they must upgrade to a broker license first, according to another clarification of the state’s real estate law.

    The state’s initial crackdown on titles in April barred hundreds of brokers from using elevated titles such as vice president, senior vice president or director if they did not own shares in their respective firms. [more]

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  • From left: Brad Lander and Steven Spinola

    From left: Brad Lander and Steven Spinola

    The co-chair of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus is looking to limit the real estate industry’s ability to influence political campaigns. The council should look to close the so-called “LLC loophole” in state campaign finance law that allows limited liability corporations to give up to $150,000 to entities such as Jobs For New York, the political action committee backed by the influential Real Estate Board of New York, according to a memo from Councilperson Brad Lander. [more]

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  • From left: Sara Gonzalez, Vanessa Gibson and Margaret Chin

    From left: City Council candidates Sara Gonzalez, Vanessa Gibson and Margaret Chin

    The political action committee backed by the city’s strongest landlord organization, the Real Estate Board of New York, has doled out more for City Council candidates than most of them spent on their own behalf, a review of campaign filings by The Real Deal reveals. [more]

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  • From left: Tenant PAC's Michael McKee, REBNY's Robert Speyer and Steven Spinola

    From left: Tenant PAC’s Michael McKee, REBNY’s Robert Speyer and Steven Spinola

    City Council candidates will not get the endorsement of the city’s most influential tenants’ rights group unless they denounce the real estate-backed political action committee Jobs for New York, Crain’s reported. [more]

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  • From left: Steven Goldschmidt, co-chair of RLS and technology committee at REBNY, Eric Gordon of RealPlus

    From left: REBNY’s Steven Goldschmidt, RealPlus’ Eric Gordon

    The Real Estate Board of New York’s hotly anticipated revamped listings system – widely called the RLS – will launch on Aug. 1, seven months after its original projected debut, trade group officials told The Real Deal.

    The reason for the delay was a difficulty coordinating the five vendors whose technology interfaces with the system, according to Steven Goldschmidt, a broker with Warburg Realty who heads up REBNY’s technology committee, and Freddy Sarabia, the group’s RLS director. The group reasoned that in a real estate market with little inventory and fast-paced transactions, the risk of problems was too high to move over to the rejiggered system in a rush, they said. [more]

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