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  • Paul Massey (Credit: Rich Bockmann for The Real Deal)

    Paul Massey says the city won’t do any business with donors to his campaign if he’s elected mayor. But given his deep connections to the industry and how entwined it is with city government, it might be a difficult pledge to keep. [more]

  • From top: Paul Massey (Credit: Larry Ford) and Bill de Blasio

    Real estate executive and mayoral candidate Paul Massey is turning up the heat on his opponent Bill de Blasio, claiming the mayor’s arrangement with a law firm could be in violation of criminal and state laws. [more]

  • NYC mansions and Bill de Blasio

    Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to renew his call for a “mansion tax” during a visit to Albany Monday morning. [more]

  • Paul Massey and Hiten Samtani at the REBNY gala

    Paul Massey was in good spirits at the Real Estate Board of New York’s annual gala — and his recent fundraising haul had something to do with it.

    Massey, who heads Cushman & Wakefield’s investment sales division in New York, has raised nearly $500,000 more than Mayor Bill de Blasio since July. On the red carpet, The Real Deal managing web editor Hiten Samtani asked the Republican candidate how he managed to raise $1.6 million. To see the full interview from this year’s REBNY gala, watch the video here.

  • Red Apple Group’s John Catsimatidis and his daughter Andrea Catsimatidis (Credit: Will Parker, click to enlarge)

    In an interview at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C., this weekend, Red Apple Group CEO John Catsimatidis told The Real Deal he’s not ready to say whether he’s running for mayor until a certain prominent Democrat makes a move first. [more]

  • Paul Massey (Credit: Larry Ford)

    Bob Knakal, James Nelson and HFF Boston executive director John Fowler were Paul Massey’s top fundraisers as he outpaced incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio on his way to a $1.6 million campaign haul over the past six months. [more]

  • Paul Massey (Credit: Larry Ford)

    Paul Massey’s mayoral campaign announced Friday that it had raised an impressive haul during its first filing period, the details of which will be published by the New York City Campaign Finance Board next week.

    The campaign said that when the Finance Board publishes the fundraising totals Tuesday, it will show Massey raised $1.6 million, a figure that doesn’t include funds that Massey personally donated to his war chest. [more]

  • Paul Massey

    Paul Massey’s mayoral campaign made a last-minute fundraising pitch to the real estate industry’s young professionals Tuesday ahead of a crucial filing deadline. [more]

  • Paul Massey and Frank MacKay

    UPDATED: Jan. 5 at 3.30 p.m.: The Independence Party of New York endorsed Paul Massey in the 2017 New York City mayoral race, ensuring his place on the November ballot.

    Massey’s camp hopes the endorsement will help the Cushman & Wakefield executive appeal to a much broader spectrum of voters, including crossover Democrats. Insiders said he’ll need all the help he can get, going up against an incumbent Democrat in a city where Republicans are outnumbered by more than 6 to 1. [more]

  • Paul Massey (Credit: Larry Ford)

    From the January issue:  Everywhere Paul Massey looks these days, he sees a problem that he’d like do something about. In April, he spotted four homeless people near his Midtown office. “Homelessness is a crisis that hasn’t been addressed in three years. I don’t think there’s housing being created on any kind of scale,” he complained. [more]

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    Paul Massey

    Taking to the podium at the Real Estate Board of New York’s annual holiday luncheon Monday, Paul Massey reminisced about when President-elect Donald Trump gave the same keynote speech decades ago.

    “It was like watching Andrew Dice Clay go off on a mid-1980s real estate riff,” he quipped.

    Massey, president of New York investment sales at Cushman & Wakefield, pulled no punches during one of his first public speeches since he declared his intention to run for Mayor of New York City. He took aim at incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio over what he intimated was a substandard work ethic. [more]

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    Perhaps no mayor in recent history has taken such delight in shaping New York as Michael Bloomberg. Indeed, he rezoned over a third of the city, while developers added a staggering 40,000 new buildings since he took office, according to an analysis of census data by the New York Times. But whether developers — and the real estate industry as a whole — can count on having an ally in City Hall once Bloomberg’s 12-year reign ends in January remains to be seen.

    As the race to replace him moves into the homestretch — this month voters will go to the polls to cast ballots in the long-anticipated Democratic and Republican mayoral primaries — The Real Deal talked to some of the leading candidates on both sides of the political aisle. (Bill Thompson is the only major candidate who did not participate).

    Below is a side-by-side look at where the candidates stand on key real estate issues, including rezonings, air rights and tax breaks. Read the full story from our September 2013 issue here.

  • From left: Don Peebles and Bill de Blasio

    From left: Don Peebles (Credit: STUDIO SCRIVO) and Bill de Blasio

    Don Peebles, real estate mogul and head of the Peebles Corp., is giving “strong consideration” to challenging Mayor Bill de Blasio in the Democratic primary in 2017. … [more]

  • De Blasio announcing his run for mayor in front of his Park Slope townhouse on 11th Street

    De Blasio announcing his run for mayor in front of his Park Slope townhouse on 11th Street

    Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio ponied up his quarterly property taxes late – the New York Post is blaming his countless hours of campaigning for his tardiness – and got nailed with a $3.43 fine. De Blasio missed the deadline for the quarterly property tax payment of $660.26 on his Brooklyn townhouse, which led the Department of Finance to lay the smackdown. [more]

  • Lhota: Too little, too late?

    November 05, 2013 10:30AM By Hiten Samtani
    Joe Lhota on the campaign trail

    Joe Lhota on the campaign trail

    From the November issue: Late last month, a federal appeals court ruled that a political action committee supporting Republican candidate Joe Lhota could begin accepting contributions of any size. The ruling, which struck down an earlier $150,000 annual cap on donations, was a shot in the arm for Lhota, who, according to the city’s Campaign Finance Board, raised only $700,000 in the first three weeks of last month, compared to his rival Bill de Blasio’s $3.7 million. [more]

  • Bill de Blasio

    Bill de Blasio

    Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said last night that a big win for him in today’s mayoral election would give him the authority to carry out his progressive agenda. De Blasio has a commanding 40-point lead over his GOP rival Joe Lhota, and has been steadily pulling in the support of real estate executives, as The Real Deal reported. [more]

  • Bill de Blasio on the campaign trail

    Bill de Blasio on the campaign trail

    From the November issue: At a gathering of some 800 New York City business leaders last month, real estate mogul Bill Rudin invited Bill de Blasio to the lectern. Slightly ill at ease in his 6’5’’ frame, de Blasio proceeded to outline a vision for New York City that included the end of “giveaways” to luxury housing developers, and pledged to end what he termed the “affordability crisis.” Needless to say, he wasn’t exactly pandering to the crowd. [more]

  • From left: Marc Holliday, Bill de Blasio and Scott Rechler

    From left: Marc Holliday, Bill de Blasio and Scott Rechler

    The real estate industry is known for supporting Republican politicians and their tax-cutting, pro-business policies. But mayoral frontrunner and Democrat Bill de Blasio is gaining ground within the community, and some of the industry’s biggest players conceded that installing the public advocate in City Hall wouldn’t be so bad. [more]

  • The November issue is live!

    November 01, 2013 01:02PM
    The Real Deal's November 2013 issue

    The Real Deal’s November 2013 issue

    For New York City’s biggest residential real estate brokerages, competing for listings is something of a blood sport, one that continues to get more frenzied amid an inventory shortage. To find out which firms reign supreme in which areas of the city, The Real Deal pored over thousands of for-sale listings in 50 different neighborhoods across Manhattan and Brooklyn, for our November cover story “Who has the tightest grip on NYC?” now available online. [more]

  • From left: Jack Hidary, a rendering of Hudson Yards and a rendering of Willets Point

    From left: Jack Hidary, a rendering of Hudson Yards and a rendering of Willets Point

    Brooklyn native Jack D. Hidary is a respected technology entrepreneur, angel investor, board member of nonprofits such as the Clinton Global Initiative, and a cousin to his namesake Jack A. Hidary, the CEO of Hidrock Realty, which owns several properties in New York City, including the Courtyard by Marriott hotels at 960 Avenue of the Americas and 133 Greenwich Street. What’s less well-known about Hidary is that he’s running to be mayor of New York City. [more]