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“The City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on the New York Blood Center‘s big expansion project on the Upper East Side.”

Top NYC Lobbyists Riff on Pandemic Politics

The Real Deal
May 15, 2020

“Kasirer…had been urging city and state legislators to take a balanced approach…’but it is essential that we as advocates make the point that the revenue side of the balance sheet is very, very important.’”

New York City’s Top 50 Lobbyists

City & State
March, 2020

“Kasirer has topped the list in the last few cycles… ‘We advocate for a diverse NYC portfolio, and accomplished great things on their behalf in 2019…Being nimble and resourceful is key to our success and to the city’s future.’”

Ask Suri: Rent Control and the 2021 Political Landscape

Commercial Observer
January 15, 2020

“I’m trying to explain to clients [that] the political climate today is very, very different…the priority is the protection of people who don’t have [resources].”

Crain’s 2019 Most Powerful Women in New York

Crain’s New York Business

“The firm’s eponymous founder…insists that her business is about crafting the right political and media strategy rather than about curating relationships, but she has scads of those…”

Behold the Largest Projects of 2019

The Real Deal
December 23, 2019

“Two residential towers…are planned for Long Island City as part of the Hunters Point South project.” Additionally, Disney “plans to build a 19-story headquarters in Hudson Square…[housing] Disney’s New York operations, including production space for “The View” and ABC News.”

The 2019 Women Power 100

City & State
November 21, 2019

“Kasirer runs the top lobbying firm in the state of New York… A veteran of New York City and state politics… [Kasirer’s] wealth of knowledge and experience make her an important asset for her clients in a constantly evolving political landscape.”

Announcing Women of Influence Honorees for 2019

New York Business Journal
October 21, 2019

Kasirer was named an honoree of the Women of Influence award by the New York Business Journal and Bizwomen.
“‘New York’s real estate industry is a major employer and a hugely philanthropic body,’ said Kasirer. ‘…They are doing great things in this city and that’s the story they need to tell.’”

Building a Top-Ranked Firm in NYC

The Political Life hosted by Jim O’Brien
June 3, 2019

“[Kasirer] shares insights into how to build a successful business in the government relations industry.”
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The Closing: Suri Kasirer

The Real Deal
May 1, 2019

You need to understand government and politics and the intersection of the two. But…you need to have a strategy, and then you need to be nimble enough to be able to constantly change that plan.’”
Julie Greenberg, Executive Vice President for Kasirer, thrives on challenge. At Kasirer, “no two projects, no two days, no two weeks, no two months, no two years are the same.”

Asked & Answered with Suri Kasirer

Crain’s New York Business
March 11, 2019

“Kasirer has spent a lifetime navigating New York City’s dynamic social and political landscape. For more than 20 years she has used her skills and experience on behalf of the clients of Kasirer LLC, the biggest lobbying firm in the five boroughs.”

Top 10 NYC Lobbyists

City & State
March 8, 2019

“For the No. 1 spot, Kasirer held on to the top rank. ‘I’m an optimist and I believe the city is committed to diversifying its economic base and tech is an incredibly important component of that effort and I believe there is still a tremendous space for continued growth.’”

The 2019 New York City Power 100

City & State
February 28, 2019

“Kasirer’s top-notch staff and professional, results-oriented approach is paying off. …Kasirer repped a range of clients whom City Hall sought to help, including New Yorkers for Clean, Livable, and Safe Streets and bus company Reliant Transportation.”

Michael Cohen Testifies; Jumaane Williams Wins

Driving Forces WBAI 99.5 FM
February 28, 2019

Dubbed the “lobbying queen” by Jeff and Celeste, Suri Kasirer (26:15) recaps the race for NYC Public Advocate.
City & State’s “Ask the Experts” feature brings on Kasirer and four other New York City experts to dig deeper into the issues.
“Like any good lobbyist, one of [Kasirer’s] strengths is planning ahead – and with a lot of change on the horizon…she is already considering the potential shifts in the landscape.”

The 2018 Manhattan Power 50

City & State
November 15, 2018

“[Kasirer] understands how the different areas of New York work and can push for practical change… [She] created her premiere lobbying firm by emphasizing her experience with, and knowledge about, state and local government.”

The 2018 Women Power 100

City & State
November 8, 2018

“[Kasirer] has been involved in some of the highest visibility projects in the state, including modernizing the MTA’s MetroCard system, upgrading the Delta terminals at JFK and LaGuardia airports, and bringing Brooklyn’s beloved Smorgasburg event to Manhattan.”
“The top lobbying firm by income was Kasirer LLC…”
“This is a business built on trust and reputation over the long haul,” Kasirer said. “Our team has decades of combined experience in government and advocacy at all levels.”

Ecce Cuomo

Democracy: A Journal of Ideas
March 27, 2018

“Cuomo…recruited a new cadre of women who initially worked in state government and then built their own careers in politics, [like] Kasirer, a lobbyist who is the most powerful political professional in New York City today.”
“Kasirer took the No. 1 spot…At its head is Suri Kasirer, who has long been considered one of the city’s top lobbyists. The firm…has a long track record of delivering for its clients.”
“The archdiocese, seeking to influence the rezoning of East Midtown Manhattan, where St. Patrick’s Cathedral is, has [retained] Kasirer Consulting…”
“The report included the annual top 10 list of best-paid lobbying firms and biggest spenders. Coming in first…was Kasirer LLC, the firm of Suri Kasirer, which pulled in $10.4 million and had 165 clients.”
“Kasirer, a Democratic political consultant, [comments on] Mr. de Blasio’s campaign strategy of serving as a foil to a president who is intensely unpopular in New York City.”
“Kasirer LLC filed with the county to represent Macerich, the mall’s California-based owners, on Nov. 3…”
“Suri Kasirer, a New York lobbyist who counts many developers among her clients, said two federal issues top the industry’s wish list: lower top income-tax rates and increased infrastructure spending.”

Spending on Lobbying Is Down in Most Recent Session

The Legislative Gazette
November 15, 2016

“Kasirer LLC leads all lobbying firms through June 2016 with $5.27 million in total earnings.”
“…the Central Park eatery under the Emerald Green Group name, quietly brought aboard lobbying powerhouse Suri Kasirer earlier in the year.”
“[There is] a bill that would make sure that public money available under the city’s…campaign finance law would not be used to bulk up the power of lobbyists. …Kasirer, a leading city lobbyist, said she was in favor of the bill.”

Observer’s New York Political Power List

The New York Observer
April 21, 2015

“The founder of Kasirer Consulting has been the city’s best-paid lobbyist for nearly a decade. …Kasirer is known as…an effective advocate-for-hire for real estate interests.”
Kasirer was praised as one of “Manhattan’s most impressive women” with an “incredible work ethic and sincere desire to improve the quality of life of all New Yorkers.”

New York City’s Top 10 Lobbyists

City & State
March 13, 2014

“We consistently get positive results for our clients. …Our record of success on behalf of our diverse clientele is unmatched. Our clients…want results, and we know how to achieve them.”

What the Small Player Can Expect When Using a Lobbyist

The New York Times
January 25, 2013

“Kasirer is working on a similar case with a group of small-business owners who do not often work well together. She is representing seven expediters …[and] said new rules could end their business.”
“We’re in a service business, so we do whatever we have to do to make sure that our clients can achieve their goals,” says Kasirer

Meet Your Top 10 NYC Lobbying Firms

New York Daily News
March 5, 2012

The city Lobbying Bureau’s annual report names Kasirer Consulting as the top lobbying firm in New York City for 2011.
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