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REBNY hires Cozen O’Connor lobbyist to replace retiring John Doyle
March 28, 2018 11:15AM
The Real Estate Board of New York announced on Wednesday that longtime City Council lobbyist John Doyle would retire from his position as senior...
Real estate CEOs to lobby Trump on Gateway tunnel
January 04, 2018 09:30AM
The New York Building Congress plans to lead a group of industry CEOs to urge President Trump to save the Gateway tunnel project. Last...
Under fire, title insurance companies spend heavily in Albany
December 29, 2017 09:00AM
As Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped up his effort to crack down on title insurance companies in 2015, the industry dispatched a small army of...
Realtors make last minute push on tax reform, warn of “hardship to millions”
December 13, 2017 08:00AM
The largest voice for brokers in Washington is not finished lobbying on tax reform. The National Association of Realtors, by far the highest-spending real...
“High volatility” rules irk banks, but will the Senate change them?
November 27, 2017 07:30AM
From the November issue: Christopher Rosenbleeth, the law firm Stradley Ronon’s real estate chair, received some unusual news from a bank in 2015. The prospective...
Real estate backs renegade Dems
October 13, 2017 07:30AM
From the October issue: Outside a late September fundraiser for Jesse Hamilton — the state senator from Crown Heights — a small group of protesters...
Here’s how much Airbnb spent on lobbying in the first half of 2017
August 07, 2017 11:30AM
UPDATED, 1:58 p.m., August 8: Airbnb hired a bevy of influential lobbyists in New York during the first half of the year as part...
Landlord group was state’s biggest lobbying spender in 2016
June 08, 2017 05:30PM
The city’s largest landlord group was also the state’s biggest lobbying spender last year, shelling out $3.6 million on issues such as property taxes...
The lobbyist hit list: A look at what the real estate industry wants in the Trump era
May 05, 2017 07:30AM
From the May issue: In the fall of 1991, a brash New York developer testified at a Congressional budget hearing, telling committee members that...
New USCIS ombudsman was top exec at anti-EB5 group
May 01, 2017 03:40PM
UPDATED, May 3, 02:24 p.m.: The new ombudsman for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services was a longtime top executive at a group...
For developers trying to influence the president, the White House is no Trump Tower
March 20, 2017 07:00AM
Will Parker in Washington and Konrad Putzier in New York
In the weeks and months after Nov. 8, Donald Trump’s door always seemed open. Old friends and celebrities walked in and out of his...
Better know a lobbyist: NAR power broker Jamie Gregory
February 17, 2017 01:50PM
The National Association of Realtors is not only the largest real estate lobbying force on the Hill, but one of the largest lobbying groups...
The inside story of how 421a developers sway Albany
December 30, 2016 08:00AM
Will Parker for The Real Deal and Cezary Podkul and Derek Kravitz for ProPublica
This story was co-published with ProPublica. In 2014, an obscure campaign in the foothills west of Albany between a sheep farmer and a home...
Dodd-Frank and drones: How DC’s real estate lobby is preparing for President Trump
November 21, 2016 09:30AM
When Donald Trump heads to Washington, D.C. next year, he’ll have the power to influence – both at the White House and the agencies...
Filing for DOB permits is not lobbying: city officials
October 25, 2016 03:55PM
A 2013 update to the city’s lobbying laws had some developers, engineers and architects, who regularly file for permits from the Department of Buildings,...
The mayor will see you never: de Blasio shuts out lobbyists
August 31, 2016 10:21AM
Mayor Bill de Blasio is ghosting his one-time friend and campaign bundler James Capalino.
Powerful lobbyist made $250K pushing for deed changes
June 30, 2016 10:43AM
Well-connected lobbyist James Capalino made more than $250,000 in the past two years pushing for deed changes at three New York properties, according to...
Lobbying amnesty for architects, engineers ends Thursday
June 29, 2016 10:20AM
Under a 2013 law, construction and design professionals who have informal discussions with city officials are required to register as lobbyists. Thanks to a...
Groups lobbying over 421a among year’s top spenders: JCOPE
April 08, 2016 12:36PM
Lobbying groups representing developers, landlord and construction laborers were among last year’s biggest political spenders. The New York City and Vicinity Carpenters Labor Management Corporation, the...
Campaign for One New York, partly funded by real estate cash, to shut down
March 17, 2016 12:30PM
A political nonprofit supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio – which took $1.1 million from real estate players – has apparently become more trouble than...
Riverside Church buys Union Theological Seminary dorm for $47M
Diane von Furstenberg’s prince son buys
432 Park Avenue pad
GreenOak shoots for $90M sellout at UWS condo conversion
And New York City’s most bedbug-infested neighborhood is…
New York’s multifamily market saw more than $2B worth of deals in Q3
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