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Los Angeles Market Report: RE players give big to Hillary Clinton, City Planning cracking down on Airbnb … and more

By TRD Los Angeles staff | June 09, 2016 04:20PM


Hillary Clinton

From the June issue: The Los Angeles real estate community is stumping for Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of state is far and away the most popular presidential candidate among L.A.’s biggest political real estate donors, according to The Real Deal’s review of campaign donations. In fact, only a relative handful of the real estate community has opened its wallets for billionaire developer-turned-politician Donald Trump.

Some of Clinton’s most high-profile Los Angeles donors include Beny Alagem, the Israeli-American entrepreneur who owns the Beverly Hilton and Waldorf Astoria hotel in Beverly Hills; William Witte, the chairman and CEO of Related California; Karney Management CEO Aliza Guren; creative office space developer Robert Herscu; downtown L.A. developer Tom Gilmore; and Jeff Hyland, co-founder of luxe brokerage Hilton & Hyland, campaign records show. [more]