In this episode, we take a look at the biggest New York City landlords you’ve probably never heard of—private equity-backed owners. The number of these investor landlords has increased during the pandemic and when private equity is involved in the purchase of a rental building the outcome is rarely, if ever, positive for the tenants living there. Investigative reporter Hannah Levintova talks with host Emily Myers about what she uncovered reporting on this topic for the national publication Mother Jones.
Hannah Levintova’s work on this topic includes these articles:
Real Estate Predators Tried to Cash In on the Pandemic. Then Tenants Fought Back
Everything Everywhere All at Once: How Private Equity Rules Your World
Public data on who owns what in NYC: Who owns what in nyc?
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