Opinion

Tribute to a giant of our industry

Last week, REBNY’s President Emeritus, Steven Spinola delivered a beautiful eulogy for Leonard Litwin. In case you missed the stirring tribute, I wanted to reprint Steve’s words here: “October 16, 1914, nearly 103 years ago, God gave us an...

Taking steps toward commercial rent tax reform

Generally speaking, smart tax policies at the city level seek to ensure fairness while properly balancing the needs of individuals, tenants, and property owners with the needs of local government. Unfortunately, that is not currently the case when...

My real estate pet peeve: Greed

By Heidi Burkhart, founder and president, Dane Real Estate The real estate industry as a whole is often portrayed as being full of greedy people who try to hone in on each other’s properties, listings, deals and money. No matter what industry you...

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