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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
Lisa Faham-Selzer (Credit: iStock)

Attorney reveals workaround to $20 rental application fee cap

Agents can circumvent a new law that caps rental application fees at $20. So says attorney Lisa Faham-Selzer, at...

Attorney reveals workaround to $20 rental application fee cap
From left: JLL’s Bob Knakal, Brown Harris Stevens' John Burger and Compass’ Adelaide Polsinelli (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

Real estate veterans will get schooled by this new law

Teachers will once again be students, thanks to a new law governing real estate license renewals. The law, signed...

Real estate veterans will get schooled by this new law
From left: Sen. Todd Kaminsky, Sen. Monica Martinez, Sen. James Gaughran (Credit: Getty Images)

Pols, real estate pros slam tenant attack on Democrats

A tenant-backed campaign attacking Democratic senators on Long Island for donations from real estate got a chilly reception from...

Pols, real estate pros slam tenant attack on Democrats
Josue Pierre

Here’s one Democratic challenger who’ll take real estate money

Josue Pierre is challenging Brooklyn State Sen. Kevin Parker — and accusing the incumbent of accepting donations from the...

Here’s one Democratic challenger who’ll take real estate money
Equity Group president Sam Zell (Credit: Getty Images, iStock, Equity Apartments)

Equity Residential decries rent control’s “chilling effect” on development

Sam Zell’s Equity Residential said rent control is having a “chilling effect” on capital going into development. The real...

Equity Residential decries rent control’s “chilling effect” on development
From left: Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Tax Equity's Martha Stark (Credit: Getty Images and NYU Wagner)

NYC’s bid to kill property-tax lawsuit back in court

Another court showdown is on tap for the real estate industry’s lawsuit against New York City’s property-tax system. The...

NYC’s bid to kill property-tax lawsuit back in court
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