The lobbyist hit list: A look at the RE industry’s biggest trade groups

A look at the industry’s biggest trade groups and influence peddlers, who are descending on Washington with everything from tax reform to infrastructure to affordable housing on their agendas

TRD MIAMI /
May.May 05, 2017 08:45 AM

(Illustration by Dante Terzigni)

From TRD New York’s May issue:  In the fall of 1991, a brash New York developer testified at a Congressional budget hearing, telling committee members that nobody he knew could get a loan and complaining that the real estate industry’s muscle in Washington was weak.

“They have absolutely the most pathetic lobby in the history of the United States Congress,” a then-bankrupt Donald Trump said during the hearing, which was focused on how to help the U.S. economy recover amid a deep recession. [more]


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