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Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

What a toothless de Blasio means for real estate

“The most charitable assessment,” Neal Kwatra said of Mayor Bill de Blasio last week, “is that his mayoralty is...

What a toothless de Blasio means for real estate
As widespread protests sweep the country, the real estate industry reflects on its decades-long support of the NYPD (Photo illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal, Getty, iStock)

As Black Lives Matter protests rage on, NY real estate bleeds blue

UPDATED, 1:42 p.m., June 6: Each year, titans of real estate get out their tuxedos and checkbooks and head...

As Black Lives Matter protests rage on, NY real estate bleeds blue
Billionaire grocer and developer John Catsimatidis is exploring a bid for the 2021 mayoral race. (Getty, iStock)

Maybe this time? Catsimatidis ponders another run for mayor

Billionaire grocer and developer John Catsimatidis is again mulling another mayoral campaign. The founder of the Red Apple Group...

Maybe this time? Catsimatidis ponders another run for mayor
A Police officer leaves from a Zara store after a night of looting (Getty)

Looting continues but ebbs on second night of curfew

With a tightened curfew and limits on vehicular traffic to Manhattan, violence and looting appeared to calm on Tuesday...

Looting continues but ebbs on second night of curfew
From left: Pam Liebman of Corcoran, James Whelan of REBNY, Audrey Gelman of The Wing, Moiz Malik of Nooklyn, Paul Massey of B6 Real Estate, Bess Freedman of BHS, and Zach Aarons of Metaprop (Getty)

“Not just lip service:” Real estate promises change as protests sweep nation

As anger and frustration over racism and police brutality grip the nation, real estate executives and business leaders are...

“Not just lip service:” Real estate promises change as protests sweep nation
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Loophole allowed big-name landlords to get bailout funds

Some lucky landlords have secured bailout funds through the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program — all thanks to a...

Loophole allowed big-name landlords to get bailout funds
Uncle Sam (Credit: iStock)

Here’s what real estate received from the PPP program: SBA report

 Real estate companies received about 3 percent of the $342 billion in loans approved through the federal Paycheck Protection...

Here’s what real estate received from the PPP program: SBA report
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
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