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From left: Eric Adams, Shaun Donovan, Scott Stringer and Ruben Diaz Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Mayoral race goes from bad to worse for real estate

The mayoral race is looking bleaker than ever for the city’s real estate industry. In the past two weeks,...

Mayoral race goes from bad to worse for real estate
William Zeckendorf and his brokerages are making moves. (Credit: iStock, Getty Images)

William Zeckendorf wants to build an army of NYC homeowners

UPDATED Wednesday, January 29, 6:13 p.m.: William Zeckendorf is angling to build an army of New York City homeowners...

William Zeckendorf wants to build an army of NYC homeowners
REBNY’s annual gala is traditionally a chance for industry players to network with elected officials, but tensions with Albany might make for some awkward moments this year.

Gearing up for REBNY’s 2020 gala in a tough political climate

The Real Estate Board of New York’s glitzy annual banquet has always been more than just the highlight of...

Gearing up for REBNY’s 2020 gala in a tough political climate
From left: RXR Realty's Scott Rechler, Chicago real estate mogul Neil Bluhm, Joe Biden, Adler Group's Michael Adler, L.A.-based developer Jeff Worthe (Credit: Getty Images, Adler Group, iStock)

These real estate players have raised a bundle for Biden

UPDATED, Jan. 6, 4:48 p.m.: Scott Rechler is a self-described “longtime Biden supporter.” But the RXR Realty CEO is...

These real estate players have raised a bundle for Biden
Pier 40 and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Wikipedia and Getty Images)

Cuomo kills Pier 40 redevelopment plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed plans to develop commercial office space at Hudson River Park’s Pier 40 — the latest in a series of setbacks at the troubled site. Cuomo rejected a bill on...

Cuomo kills Pier 40 redevelopment plan
From left: Manhattan state Sen. Brad Hoylman, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assemblymember Harvey Epstein and Senator Julia Salazar  (Credit: Getty Images)

Five ways that Albany could punish real estate in 2020

Real estate interests got a butt-kicking in Albany this year — but state legislators might not be done. The...

Five ways that Albany could punish real estate in 2020
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Everyone’s rushing to be an iBuyer — except for Realtor.com

It was February 2019 when Zillow co-founder Rich Barton reclaimed the CEO role in dramatic fashion, betting the future...

Everyone’s rushing to be an iBuyer — except for Realtor.com
Clockwise from left: Andrew Cuomo, Louise Carroll and Julia Salazar (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

The five best things real estate could get from Albany

Although few Albany observers expect the political winds to shift in real estate’s favor next year, and its lobbyists...

The five best things real estate could get from Albany
Linda Rosenthal (Credit: Getty Images)

Pol calls foul on workaround to $20 rental application fee cap

When state lawmakers reconvene next month, they will take a hard look at a loophole some brokers are using...

Pol calls foul on workaround to $20 rental application fee cap
Clockwise from left: Andrew Cuomo, Louise Carroll and Julia Salazar (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

The five best things real estate could get from Albany

Although few Albany observers expect the political winds to shift in real estate’s favor next year, and its lobbyists...

The five best things real estate could get from Albany
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