City real estate pros play politics

From the January issue: The GOP this month is gearing up for presidential caucuses in far-flung locales like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Here in New York, prominent real estate players are getting in on the action, stumping (and raising money) for their favorite candidates.

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Philip Rosen, cochair of the real estate practice at law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, recently cohosted two events for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney: a breakfast at Cipriani and a soiree at Manhattan’s Union League Club. Each raised over $1 million for the campaign, Rosen said. According to the Federal Election Commission, Rosen himself has personally donated $2,450 to Romney. [more]