NY lawmakers agree on comprehensive rent reform

New York State lawmakers agreed Tuesday on a massive overhaul of state rent regulations days before the laws protecting rent-stabilized tenants were set to expire. 

Metaprop is raising a $100M real estate tech fund

This will be the third fund for the venture capital firm, which previously has invested in technology related to everything from AI to property management and appraisals.

Airbnb will hand over data on 17K listings to New York City officials

The data has to do with hosts and reservations on Airbnb’s platform and will be partially anonymized, Airbnb confirmed Friday.

Rental brokerage Keyo will pay landlords even if tenants default

The “Keyo Guarantee” is currently available in New York City and ensures landlords will get up to two months’ rent if a tenant breaks or defaults on a lease.

Why didn’t all the rain put a halt to home sales this spring?

The conventional wisdom is that the past month of nonstop rain should have put a damper on real estate sales, but, in fact, the opposite has happened.

Brown Harris Stevens leaders deny possible sale — but rumors persist

In a letter to the company’s more than 1,000 agents, CEO Bess Freedman and President Hall Willkie emphatically say the company is not for sale and accuse an unnamed brokerage of spreading rumors to support unethical recruitment tactics.

Where the billionaires are concentrated

San Francisco is the most billionaire-dense city on earth, but New York City and Hong Kong top it in overall numbers, according to the latest Wealth-X Global Billionaire Census.

New Yorkers are rushing to buy before July 1 ‘mansion tax’ kicks in

New York’s “mansion tax,” which charges buyers extra for properties over $1 million, goes into effect July 1, and wealthy buyers are rushing to ink deals before the deadline.

Airbnb eyes commercial buildings in new partnership

Airbnb is working to launch a new hospitality service that will give short-term renters access to spaces in commercial buildings in New York City.

Big NYC brokerage strikes social media marketing partnership

Warburg Realty has embarked on a new partnership that will enable it to execute targeted social media advertising for all of its listings.