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From left: Taconic CEO Charles Bendit, A&E Real Estate Holdings Douglas Eisenberg, Blackstone's Kathleen McCarthy, REBNY president John Banks, and New York State assembly member Carl Heastie (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

REBNY is donating more than ever. But so are its independent-minded constituents

After midterm elections led to the ouster of many of the Real Estate Board of New York’s favorites in...

A brief history of candidates rejecting
New York real estate money

When Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced yesterday that his campaign would not accept donations from real estate developers or...

REBNY hires Cozen O’Connor lobbyist to replace retiring John Doyle

The Real Estate Board of New York announced on Wednesday that longtime City Council lobbyist John Doyle would retire...

Real estate CEOs to lobby Trump on Gateway tunnel

The New York Building Congress plans to lead a group of industry CEOs to urge President Trump to save...

Under fire, title insurance companies spend heavily in Albany

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped up his effort to crack down on title insurance companies in 2015, the industry...

Realtors make last minute push on tax reform, warn of “hardship to millions”

The largest voice for brokers in Washington is not finished lobbying on tax reform. The National Association of Realtors,...

“High volatility” rules irk banks, but will the Senate change them?

From the November issue: Christopher Rosenbleeth, the law firm Stradley Ronon’s real estate chair, received some unusual news from a...

Real estate backs renegade Dems

From the October issue: Outside a late September fundraiser for Jesse Hamilton — the state senator from Crown Heights — a small group of protesters jeered as guests began trickling into the chic Noho cocktail...

Here’s how much Airbnb spent on lobbying in the first half of 2017

UPDATED, 1:58 p.m., August 8: Airbnb hired a bevy of influential lobbyists in New York during the first half...

Landlord group was state’s biggest lobbying spender in 2016

The city’s largest landlord group was also the state’s biggest lobbying spender last year, shelling out $3.6 million on...

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