Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo is the 56th governor of New York. He is a Democrat. Cuomo was elected in November of 2010 after four years as the state attorney general and then re-elected in 2014 and 2018. Cuomo was born on December 6, 1957 in Queens, New York. He attended Fordham University in the Bronx and Albany Law School. His father, the late Mario Cuomo, was also New York Governor and Andrew got his start working on his father’s 1982 campaign. 

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What is Andrew Cuomo known for?
Prior to serving as Governor of New York, Cuomo was the 64th Attorney General of New York under Governor Eliot Spitzer. He was the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton, where he aggressively pushed homeownership through cheaper mortgages, an approach that some say helped precipitate the housing-market collapse the following decade.
Why is Andrew Cuomo important to the real estate industry?
Cuomo's roles at HUD in the late 1990s and early 2000s first made him a significant figure in the real estate industry. As Governor, Cuomo has pushed a wide-ranging economic development agenda, especially in upstate New York, which affects the industry across the state. His office makes him one of the two heads, along with the governor of New Jersey, of the Port Authority. In that capacity, Cuomo has broad say on issues affecting New York Harbor, its airports, and several transit arteries.
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Andrew Cuomo Top Stories

September 20, 2019Legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last Friday and effective immediately requires LLCs involved in real estate transactions in the state to disclose the identities of all owners, managers and agents associated with the company.
July 5, 2019Tenants notched yet another victory at the end of June when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to expand protections for tenants living in industrial spaces.
June 19, 2019Cuomo wants to exempt NYC from prevailing wage bill
May 5, 2019The governor has lobbied for seven donors to step up and help finance the reconstruction of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox National Shrine, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
April 1, 2019Part of this year’s budget in Albany appears designed to help Gov. Andrew Cuomo avoid another Amazon-type debacle.

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