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  • From the February issue:  Commercial real estate broker and mayoral hopeful Paul Massey raised $1.6 million in campaign donations over the last six months, outraising Mayor Bill de Blasio by $600K and becoming the most well-financed Republican challenger in the 2017 race, according to DNAInfo and Politico. Commercial property owners are facing a heavier tax burden under Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Wall Street Journal reported. City Council members last month introduced a package of 18 bills to ramp up security measures on construction sites, Crain’s New York Business reported. Amid concerns of classroom overcrowding, a group of parent advocates in Manhattan’s largest school district is calling on Mayor de Blasio to make developers pitch in funding for school construction, DNAinfo reported. [more]

  • 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]

  • 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.

  • Scenes from the Real Estate Board of New York’s 121st annual banquet (Credit: Adam Pincus for TRD)

    The Real Estate Board of New York’s annual banquet is usually all about bricks, tradition and continuity. But this year, a whiff of change was in the air. For the first time, black ties were optional and about half the male attendees showed up in business suits. In a bigger sign that times are changing, two female award winners used their speeches to address the widespread discrimination against women in the commercial real estate industry. Click here to see the full story and all photos.

  • 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]

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    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]

  • From the November issue’s “In their words” feature, a roundup of the funniest and most insightful comments on real estate:


    To read other smart and/or funny sayings, click here for the full feature.

  • Better Call Paul Massey

    Paul Massey as Saul Goodman on “Better Call Saul” (credit: AMC)

    Paul Massey isn’t used to being considered an also-ran. But unlike in his real estate career, he’s yet to be taken seriously in politics.

    The Cushman & Wakefield executive, who is running for mayor, needs to change that perception by Jan. 17, when candidates will have to file their next fundraising disclosures. To be considered a real contender, Massey will have to show he’s capable of wooing big-ticket donors. And with an eye toward that goal, he’s brought on William Sullivan, the former president and CEO of the Ronald McDonald House charity, sources told The Real Deal.

    “The expectation is he will raise a lot of money,” said E. O’Brien Murray, a top Republican consultant in New York political circles. “If he doesn’t raise a lot, no one will believe he’s serious.” [more]

  • Paul Massey and Bill de Blasio

    Paul Massey and Bill de Blasio

    If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late. And if you’re late, don’t even bother showing up.

    Cushman & Wakefield’s Paul Massey took Mayor Bill de Blasio to task for his reputation for being tardy as the real estate exec ramps up his campaign to unseat the Democratic incumbent.

    “I’ve been at my desk at 6:45 a.m. for 30 years,” Massey said Wednesday morning during a summit on real estate and technology, Politico reported. “It drives me nuts that the current mayor gets to work at 11:30 in the morning, he’s running an $82 billion organization, how is that happening?”

    Massey’s story on his early arrivals to work seems to check out. [more]

  • Kathryn Wylde and Paul Massey

    Kathryn Wylde and Paul Massey

    As the mayor of New York City, Cushman & Wakefield’s Paul Massey would model himself after Nelson Rockefeller or Michael Bloomberg: a socially liberal fiscal conservative who views the role of mayor as CEO.

    But as a political candidate, he has a different figure in mind.

    “I’m going to throw my jacket over my shoulders, loosen my tie – a la John Lindsay – and I’m going to walk up and down every main street in the city,” he said Wednesday in a talk with Partnership for New York City president Kathryn Wylde during the annual EisnerAmper real estate summit. [more]

  • From left: City Hall, Kenneth Gross, Paul Massey and Michael Wlody

    Paul Massey has enlisted another familiar face from the real estate industry to help him win City Hall.

    The Cushman and Wakefield executive brought on Michael Wlody, who previously managed the finance arm of the brokerage’s investment sales group, as treasurer for his campaign’s fundraising committee. [more]

  • Paul Massey and David Amsterdam

    Paul Massey and David Amsterdam

    SL Green Realty’s vice president of leasing has left the company to dedicate his time to team Massey.

    David Amsterdam, 35, left the real estate investment trust to spearhead the mayoral campaign of Cushman & Wakefield’s Paul Massey, the Commercial Observer reported. The move came after “extensive discussions” with Amsterdam in the lead up to Massey declaring his candidacy. Amsterdam has worked for SL Green since 2011. [more]

  • WeekinReviewAug7

    (Paydirt is a new weekly column that riffs on the biggest NYC real estate news of the moment, providing analysis and historical context on the deals and players that make this town tick.)

    New York real estate has always had a rich cast of characters: the street hustler, the entitled scion, the finance whiz, the double-crossing mogul. But since 2011, a new character’s entered the fray: the tech bro. [more]

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    Paul Massey (credit: STUDIO SCRIVO)

    Do you have a mentor?
    My stepfather Jack Holler [who started the John H. Holler Co. in New Jersey], who’s technically my wife’s stepfather. He was a very successful mortgage broker both in New York City and New Jersey. In the early ’90s, Bob [Knakal] and I were broke, and he lent us $75,000 to keep Massey Knakal going. We offered him a piece of the company, but he wouldn’t take it. He just said, ‘Repay me whenever you can,’ which we did earlier than we had promised. He’s retired, but he and I always talk about business, and it’s always very helpful.

    What quality could you improve in yourself?
    I’m a bit of a conflict avoider.

    If you weren’t in the real estate industry, what would you be doing?
    Coaching wrestling.

    Read the full installment of the Closing from the November 2008 issue here.

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    UPDATED, Aug. 4, 4:35 p.m.: Paul Massey is making his bid for City Hall official today.

    The president of investment sales at Cushman & Wakefield plans to file paperwork today with the New York City Campaign Finance Board to create a committee to raise funds for the 2017 race, according to a memo his campaign released Thursday. [more]