Cuomo gets big campaign bucks from real estaters

TRD New York /
Jan.January 29, 2010 11:27 AM

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is emerging as the real estate industry’s darling, as he prepares his bid for the gubernatorial race, which could include potential candidates Rick Lazio and current Governor David Paterson, with developers and other real estate bigwigs throwing cash behind the potential candidate. The industry has been so fiscally generous to Cuomo that it’s ranked as the Attorney General’s top giver, according to the New York Times. Top campaign givers include Jerry Speyer, chairman and CEO of Tishman Speyer, who along with two other executives at the company has given $151,000, Jeff Blau, President of Related Companies, who has given $75,000, Aby Rosen, who’s donated $55,900, Andrew Farkas of Island Capital Group, who’s contributed $50,000, and Richard LeFrak, who’s given $25,000. Cuomo has raked in around $18 million in funds donated from real estate executives. Other givers include Shaya Boymelgreen has given $8,000 and Kent Swig has forked over $15,000 in the past two years.

Related Articles

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator James Skoufis (Credit: Getty Images, NY Senate)

Owners of some residential properties can’t hide behind
LLCs anymore

Blackstone CEO Steven Schwartzman and Stuyvesant Town (Credit: Getty Images)

After authorities vowed review of Stuy Town deal, Blackstone changes course on vacancies

Governor Andrew Cuomo and 538 Johnson Avenue in Brooklyn (Credit: Google Maps and Getty Images)

Landlords take another hit: Cuomo signs expanded Loft Law

EB-5 sees investment boost, tensions flare between brokers and StreetEasy: Daily digest

EB-5 sees investment boost, tensions flare between brokers and StreetEasy: Daily digest

50 Rockefeller Plaza and Katten's Chris DiAngelo (Credit: Google and Katten)

Katten law firm moving to Rockefeller Center

From left: Jonathan Gray and Steve Schwarzman with Stuyvesant Town

Behind Blackstone’s “capital strike”

Clockwise from the top left: Jackson Park at 28-40 Jackson Avenue, 240 Willoughby Street in Fort Greene, 664 Pacific Street in Brooklyn, and 247 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg (Credit: StreetEasy, Google Maps, Pacific Park Brooklyn, The Pod Hotel)

These were the top 10 outer-borough loans last month

October Issue is Live

The Real Deal‘s October issue is now available to subscribers!