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Rent overcharge case targets “The Jeffersons” tower

The Upper East Side tower that famously housed a TV family’s “de-luxe apartment in the sky” now faces sky-high...

Rent overcharge case targets “The Jeffersons” tower
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Petition urges NYC landlords to go on “tax strike” to counter rent strike

In response to rent strikes, some landlords are threatening a strike of their own. An online petition headlined “Property...

Petition urges NYC landlords to go on “tax strike” to counter rent strike
Blackstone's Jonathan Gray and an aerial of Stuyvesant Town (Credit: (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images; iStock)

Tenants at massive NYC complex sue Blackstone to stop rent hikes

Tenants at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village are suing to block Blackstone, the world’s largest commercial landlord, from...

Tenants at massive NYC complex sue Blackstone to stop rent hikes
Following the latest rule changes in New York, Boston appears to be the last major city where tenant-paid broker fees are common practice.

Broker fees for NYC rentals mystified outsiders. Here’s how other US cities do it

New York City’s rental market broker fee system, which has been especially perplexing for out-of-towners, is now mostly a...

Broker fees for NYC rentals mystified outsiders. Here’s how other US cities do it
Five real estate trade associations are providing financial backing to a constitutional lawsuit looking to upend New York’s rent law (Credit: iStock)

National groups fund NY landlords’ suit against rent law

It’s not just New York trade associations fighting back against Albany’s new tenant-friendly rent law. Five real estate trade...

National groups fund NY landlords’ suit against rent law
Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son (Credit: Getty Images)

The people left behind by SoftBank’s startups

A Chicago real estate agent was unable to access basic marketing materials after joining brokerage Compass. A hotel owner...

The people left behind by SoftBank’s startups
Control freaks: Institutional players take over landlords’ war on rent caps

Control freaks: Institutional players take over landlords’ war on rent caps

When Steve Kessner began buying East Harlem rental buildings in the 1980s, like most landlords of rent-stabilized apartments, he...

Control freaks: Institutional players take over landlords’ war on rent caps
Equity Group president Sam Zell (Credit: Getty Images, iStock, Equity Apartments)

Equity Residential decries rent control’s “chilling effect” on development

Sam Zell’s Equity Residential said rent control is having a “chilling effect” on capital going into development. The real...

Equity Residential decries rent control’s “chilling effect” on development
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