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. 

Andrew Cuomo Q&A

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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According to a lobbyist, the REBNY is not planning to attend Governor Andrew Cuomo’s birthday party (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Big Real Estate facing new limits on NY state campaign contributions

New York is about to slash the amounts that real estate donors and other large contributors can give to...

Big Real Estate facing new limits on NY state campaign contributions
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Getty Images, iStock, Wikipedia)

Cuomo signs bill to lock up landlords who harass tenants

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday that makes it easier to incarcerate landlords for tenant harassment. The law...

Cuomo signs bill to lock up landlords who harass tenants
From left: Assembly member Joseph Lentol, Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Senator Liz Krueger (Credit: Getty Images)

Tenant harassment bill hits governor’s desk

Back in April — two months before overhauling New York’s rent stabilization law — the state legislature passed a...

Tenant harassment bill hits governor’s desk
EB-5 sees investment boost, tensions flare between brokers and StreetEasy: Daily digest

EB-5 sees investment boost, tensions flare between brokers and StreetEasy: Daily digest

Every day The Real Deal rounds up New York’s biggest real estate happenings, from breaking news and scoops to...

EB-5 sees investment boost, tensions flare between brokers and StreetEasy: Daily digest
Granit Gjonbalaj (Credit: LinkedIn)

The purge continues: WeWork’s head of real estate is leaving

Today’s roster of WeWork departures includes Granit Gjonbalaj, the company’s head of real estate development. Gjonbalaj, who oversaw real...

The purge continues: WeWork’s head of real estate is leaving
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator James Skoufis (Credit: Getty Images, NY Senate)

Owners of some residential properties can’t hide behind
LLCs anymore

The owners of certain residential properties in New York can no longer shield their identities from the state using...

Owners of some residential properties can’t hide behind
LLCs anymore
Margaret Streicker Porres and 101 West 78th Street (Credit: Linkedin, Corcoran, iStock)

Newcastle Realty was repeatedly accused of violating New York’s old rent laws. Now it says it’s leaving New York because of the new rent law.

The president of a real estate company that has been in hot water for allegedly breaking New York’s old rent laws now says her...

Newcastle Realty was repeatedly accused of violating New York’s old rent laws. Now it says it’s leaving New York because of the new rent law.
The lights of The Hard Rock Cafes marquee are out during Midtown’s Saturday blackout (Credit: Getty Images)

Broadway shows, restaurants see major losses from Midtown’s Saturday blackout

Saturday is one of the busiest nights for Broadway theaters, and box offices took a major hit from this...

Broadway shows, restaurants see major losses from Midtown’s Saturday blackout
The blackout impacted a 42-block stretch of Manhattan between the Hudson River and Fifth Avenue (Credit: Getty Images)

Con Ed still searching for answers in Manhattan blackout

The cause of Saturday’s Manhattan blackout is still up in the air. Engineers examined power equipment on Sunday to...

Con Ed still searching for answers in Manhattan blackout
Governor Andrew Cuomo and 538 Johnson Avenue in Brooklyn (Credit: Google Maps and Getty Images)

Landlords take another hit: Cuomo signs expanded Loft Law

UPDATED, July 7, 12:50 p.m.: Tenants notched yet another victory at the end of June when Gov. Andrew Cuomo...

Landlords take another hit: Cuomo signs expanded Loft Law
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