The Real Deal New York

Real estate players open wallets to state pols

What do they get for their generous donations?
By Leigh Kamping-Carder | October 24, 2012 10:30AM

From the October issue: For more than a decade, Leonard Litwin, the nonagenarian CEO of Glenwood Management, has maintained a rarefied spot as New York State’s most prolific political donor.

In 2011 alone, Litwin and affiliates of his residential development and management company contributed almost $700,000 to state politicians, outspending the runner-up — the political action arm of New York State United Teachers — by about $70,000, according to an analysis from the New York Public Interest Research Group, a nonpartisan research organization. [more]