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Developer Howie Klaus of HK Organization dies at 65

Developer Howie Klaus, known for his warmth, vision, and love for his native Brooklyn, died suddenly on June 5...

Developer Howie Klaus of HK Organization dies at 65
Jaquelin Taylor Robertson (Photo by PATRICK MCMULLAN/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Jaquelin Taylor Robertson, architect for the city and celebrity, dies

Architect Jaquelin Taylor Robertson, a devotee of classical architecture who spearheaded new mixed-use zoning regulations in Midtown Manhattan, created...

Jaquelin Taylor Robertson, architect for the city and celebrity, dies
Bianka Yankov of Spire Group 

Spire Group’s Bianka Yankov dies at 37

Bianka Yankov, a co-founder of Spire Group who helped pioneer the 100-percent commission brokerage model in New York City, died Friday after a battle with cancer. She was 37. Born in Bulgaria, Yankov moved...

Spire Group’s Bianka Yankov dies at 37
Charles Urstadt

Charles Urstadt, architect of vacancy decontrol, dies at 91

Charles Urstadt, a former state official whose impact on New York’s real estate policy is still felt today, died...

Charles Urstadt, architect of vacancy decontrol, dies at 91
From left: Barron Hilton, I M Pei, Jay Kriegel and Burt Resnick (Credit: Wikipedia, Getty Images, Adam Pincus)

2019 in memoriam: Lives lost, legends to remember

This year, the real estate industry said goodbye to some of its legends and adversaries, and mourned the loss...

2019 in memoriam: Lives lost, legends to remember
Jay Kriegel (Credit: Kent Presents)

Jay Kriegel, Related senior adviser and ex-mayoral chief of staff, dies

Jay Kriegel, a senior adviser at Related Companies and former chief of staff to Mayor John Lindsay, has died...

Jay Kriegel, Related senior adviser and ex-mayoral chief of staff, dies
Michael Collopy at Yankee Stadium (Credit: City Connections Realty)

City Connections agent dies after cyclist hit-and-run

Michael Collopy, a sales agent with City Connections Realty, died after being struck by a bicycle last week, the...

City Connections agent dies after cyclist hit-and-run
Brooklyn real estate agent dies in car accident

Brooklyn real estate agent dies in car accident

Brooklyn real estate agent Patricia Lancaster died in a car crash over the weekend while driving home from work....

Brooklyn real estate agent dies in car accident
Rolan Shnayder, loan officer at Citizens Bank, dies at 44

Rolan Shnayder, loan officer at Citizens Bank, dies at 44

Rolan Shnayder, a partner and senior loan officer at Citizens Bank, died on Saturday at age 44 after a...

Rolan Shnayder, loan officer at Citizens Bank, dies at 44
BIG Investors founder Albert Behin dies

BIG Investors founder Albert Behin dies

Albert Behin, founder of BIG Investors, died Feb. 20 while vacationing with his family in Mexico. He was 43. The cause of death was a heart attack. “I’ve been working with him now for...

BIG Investors founder Albert Behin dies
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