Jona Rechnitz

Jona Rechnitz is the founder of JSR Capital, a private real estate development and management company. Prior to founding JSR, Rechnitz worked for Africa Israel Investments. Rechnitz was born in 1982 in Los Angeles and attended Yeshiva University in New York.

Jona Rechnitz Q&A

What is Jona Rechnitz known for?
Jona Rechnitz is known for founding JSR Capital, which operates as a real estate management company. However, Rechnitz is also known for his involvement with a federal probe into corruption in the NYPD and the de Blasio mayoral campaign. Rechnitz, along with his partner Jeremiah Reichberg, reportedly funneled money into the 2013 de Blasio campaign and bribed police commanders. Rechnitz pleaded guilty to charges of to providing financial and personal benefits and political contributions to public officials including law enforcement officials in exchange for official action in March of 2017.
Why is Jona Rechnitz important to the real estate industry?
Beyond the significance of his real estate group's holdings, Rechnitz is important as a figure in the corruption scandals that have rocked the real estate industry. Rechnitz became the star witness in the trial, which brought real estate's political influence into the spotlight.

Jona Rechnitz Top Stories

January 2, 2019A jury found Jeremy Reichberg, pal of Bill de Blasio donor Jona Rechnitz, guilty of a scheme to bribe NYPD officials.
October 31, 2017Jona Rechnitz testified on Monday that he pressured the mayor to oppose SL Green Realty's plans for its office tower, One Vanderbilt.
October 27, 2017Jona Rechnitz testified he had a direct line to City Hall, including the personal cell phone of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who told him to "be in touch."
July 13, 2017Jona Rechnitz, self-exiled to California as allegations pile up, has been booted from a Borough Park property that fell into default under his watch.

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From left: Victor Franco Noval, Victorino Noval and Jona Rechnitz with the Mountain of Beverly Hills (Getty; A Bird’s Eye)

De Blasio donor Jona Rechnitz was victim of LA diamond heist: FBI

In the months after being sentenced to prison for his role in an NYPD corruption scandal, cooperating witness Jona...

De Blasio donor Jona Rechnitz was victim of LA diamond heist: FBI
Jona Rechnitz (Credit: iStock)

De Blasio fundraiser and witness Jona Rechnitz sentenced to prison

A federal judge has sentenced Jona Rechnitz — prolific witness, political fundraiser and the head of real estate firm...

De Blasio fundraiser and witness Jona Rechnitz sentenced to prison
Mayor Bill De Blasio and Jeremy Reichberg (Credit: Getty Images, Alamy)

Convicted donor says de Blasio should have testified against developer

Former Borough Park police liaison and Bill de Blasio donor Jeremy Reich­berg, who was sentenced to four years in...

Convicted donor says de Blasio should have testified against developer
The scheme saw Jeremy Reichberg provide New York Police Department officers with gifts in exchange for favors (Credit: iStock)

De Blasio donor with ties to JSR’s Jona Rechnitz gets 4 years in prison for NYPD corruption scheme

Four months after being found guilty in a corruption scheme involving several police officers and public officials, former Borough Park police liaison and de...

De Blasio donor with ties to JSR’s Jona Rechnitz gets 4 years in prison for NYPD corruption scheme
Donor tied up with de Blasio’s real estate pal Rechnitz sentenced in NYPD bribery scheme

Donor tied up with de Blasio’s real estate pal Rechnitz sentenced in NYPD bribery scheme

The testimony of Jona Rechnitz, the real estate investor who used political donations to curry favor with Mayor Bill...

Donor tied up with de Blasio’s real estate pal Rechnitz sentenced in NYPD bribery scheme
Jona Rechnitz says he pressured de Blasio to help friend in lawsuit against SL Green

Jona Rechnitz says he pressured de Blasio to help friend in lawsuit against SL Green

Jona Rechnitz, the federal government’s star witness in its case against former corrections union boss Norman Seabrook, testified on...

Jona Rechnitz says he pressured de Blasio to help friend in lawsuit against SL Green
Jona Rechnitz says he was given mayor’s cell, told to “always be in touch”

Jona Rechnitz says he was given mayor’s cell, told to “always be in touch”

Jona Rechnitz — one of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s biggest donors — Told A Federal Court he had a direct line to City Hall...

Jona Rechnitz says he was given mayor’s cell, told to “always be in touch”
Rechnitz hit with subpoenas for personal, biz records in federal corruption trial

Rechnitz hit with subpoenas for personal, biz records in federal corruption trial

Jona Rechnitz, the federal government’s star witness in its prosecution of the former Correction Officer’s Benevolent Association union boss,...

Rechnitz hit with subpoenas for personal, biz records in federal corruption trial
Sal Albanese and Bill de Blasio

De Blasio rival accuses mayor of cozying up to developers

A former Brooklyn lawmaker who’s running against Bill de Blasio said the mayor “turned the city over to big...

De Blasio rival accuses mayor of cozying up to developers
Hasidic community allegedly held info on Stark kidnapping for hours

Hasidic community allegedly held info on Stark kidnapping for hours

  A email has emerged that adds a new piece to the puzzle surrounding the infamous 2014 abduction of...

Hasidic community allegedly held info on Stark kidnapping for hours

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