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REW - Spinola: Real estate has earned its place at political table
December 17, 2014
With taxes from revenue-generating properties providing enough money to pay New York’s teachers, police officers, fire fighters, sanitation workers and corrections officers for a year, the city’s real estate industry is its most powerful sector.
And it’s most influential group is braced to harness that power to build a better New York.
Steven Spinola with Mayor Bill de Blasio at the REBNY gala in January.
“New York City is not a Wall Street town; we are a real estate town,” said Steven Spinola, the longest-serving president of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) at a recent event hosted by the New York City chapter of NAIOP.