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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Governor Andrew Cuomo outlines strategies for the 2021 New York Budget (Credit: Flickr)

Cuomo spares real estate in plan to close $6B budget gap

New York is facing a $6.1 billion budget deficit, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said new revenue streams — for...

Cuomo spares real estate in plan to close $6B budget gap
From left: Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development Vicki Been, Sen. Brian Kavanagh (inset), Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, State Division of Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner Ruthanne Visnauskas (inset), Council member Keith Powers, with Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio (background) (Credit: Anuja Shakya, Getty Images)

Politico shows and no-shows: What public officials attended the REBNY gala?

For the second year in a row, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio snubbed the biggest real...

Politico shows and no-shows: What public officials attended the REBNY gala?
Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo rakes in real estate cash — but not from LLCs

The real estate industry might not be particularly happy with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but he is still the top...

Cuomo rakes in real estate cash — but not from LLCs
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Governor Andrew Cuomo (inset) and a rendering of LaGuardia's AirTrain (Credit: Getty Images, ANewLGA)

AOC joins in fight against Cuomo’s $2B LaGuardia AirTrain project

Queens residents near Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed LaGuardia AirTrain route now have an important ally in their fight to...

AOC joins in fight against Cuomo’s $2B LaGuardia AirTrain project
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a rendering of Penn Station (Credit: Getty Images, Governor's Office)

Landlord to Cuomo: “No intention of selling” Penn Station site

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Penn Station expansion plan already has a big hurdle — 17 stories tall, in fact. A...

Landlord to Cuomo: “No intention of selling” Penn Station site
Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his 2020 State of the State Address to the Legislature (Credit: Governor's Office via Flickr)

Cuomo delivers 10th State of the State Address

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s agenda for the upcoming legislative session includes lifting some licensing restrictions for real estate brokers and...

Cuomo delivers 10th State of the State Address
Governor Andrew Cuomo and an an aerial of Penn Station's planned expansion (Credit: Getty Images and New York State)

Cuomo plans to acquire private real estate to expand Penn Station

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan Monday to acquire a full city block south of Penn Station to build...

Cuomo plans to acquire private real estate to expand Penn Station
Pier 40 and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Wikipedia and Getty Images)

Cuomo kills Pier 40 redevelopment plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed plans to develop commercial office space at Hudson River Park’s Pier 40 — the latest in a series of setbacks at the troubled site. Cuomo rejected a bill on...

Cuomo kills Pier 40 redevelopment plan
Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

After calls to increase safety, Cuomo signs elevator mechanic licensing bill

Elevators mechanics will have to obtain licenses to work in New York in the future, bringing the state in...

After calls to increase safety, Cuomo signs elevator mechanic licensing bill
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
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