Corey Johnson received about $63K from real estate execs in campaign contributions

Money came from Related Companies, DDG Partners, Property Markets Group and others

New York /
Dec.December 21, 2017 03:35 PM

From left: Corey Johnson, Kevin Maloney, Steve Roth, and City Hall

Council member Corey Johnson appears poised to become the next City Council Speaker, which could make some people in the real estate industry very happy.

Johnson received more than $63,000 in campaign contributions this election cycle from the real estate industry, with donations coming from officials at Related Companies, DDG Partners and the Property Markets Group, according to Crain’s. He amassed a total of $505,818 this cycle.

Kevin Maloney, Richard Lam and Franklin Kaiman from PMG each gave Johnson the maximum $2,750 contribution. Related Companies kicked in almost $10,000, and DDG Partners gave more than $5,000. The Brodsky Group’s Daniel Brodsky and Vornado Realty Trust’s Steve Roth each donated to Johnson’s campaign as well. Ira Drukier of BD Hotels and Chelsea Hotel owner Edward Scheetz also donated the maximum individual contributions.

Johnson has won the endorsement of the Hotel Trades Council and courted Democratic Party bosses from the Bronx and Queens, lining him up as the likely successor to Melissa Mark-Viverito, who is term-limited.

The Real Deal looked at which City Council candidates in open races were receiving the most donations from the real estate industry this summer.  [Crain’s]Eddie Small


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Related's Jamar Adams and Steve Ross with 14-06 Gateway Boulevard (Credit: Getty Images and Google Maps)
Related is the latest developer to target the Rockaways
Related is the latest developer to target the Rockaways
Albany buildings
How Albany is dealing with its 1K vacant buildings
How Albany is dealing with its 1K vacant buildings
Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo and Sen. Alexis Calatayud and homes
Florida bill turns to developers to tackle affordable housing
Florida bill turns to developers to tackle affordable housing
Mayor Eric Adams, the Brooklyn Navy Yard
City pledges $20M for Brooklyn Navy Yard incubator
City pledges $20M for Brooklyn Navy Yard incubator
Airbnb's Brian Chesky (Getty)
For Airbnbs, Albany is still the Wild West
For Airbnbs, Albany is still the Wild West
(Getty)
‘Flex with Purpose’: Why hybrid-work policy names matter
‘Flex with Purpose’: Why hybrid-work policy names matter
Donald Trump and the Mar-A-Lago at 1100 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach board says “maybe” to Secret Service guardhouse addition at Mar-A-Lago
Palm Beach board says “maybe” to Secret Service guardhouse addition at Mar-A-Lago
a stalled construction site in New York
Expired 421a deadline jeopardizes 33K housing units
Expired 421a deadline jeopardizes 33K housing units
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...