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Kasirer is a consistent, highly-ranked, New York lobbying and government relations firm. The Kasirer team has been awarded the #1 spot in New York City for 14 of the past 20 years.

Suri Kasirer leading her team

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Extraordinary Women
Awards: Suri Kasirer

2022

Politico Pro

Speaker Adams celebrates Council’s housing record

City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams celebrated the body’s looming approval of two major land use projects on Tuesday — saying she’s proud the Council is “stepping up to meet the moment” to address the city’s severe housing shortage.

November 22, 2022

NY Daily News

Stop worrying and love the crane: Another New York progressive backs a big development

The biggest lesson here is that City Hall under Mayor Adams and the Council under Speaker Adrienne Adams are decisively rejecting the practice of letting local members treat their districts as their fiefdoms and kill projects based on arbitrary ultimatums. Indeed, a key subcommittee gave Innovation QNS a unanimous thumbs-up last week even as Won remained on the fence.

November 22, 2022

Doug Spring November Spotlight

Kasirer Spotlight

Doug Spring

We are pleased to publish our November feature of the Kasirer Spotlight, a Q&A with some of our remarkable team members to learn about their background, experience, and perspective on government and politics.

November 2022

The NY Times

$2 Billion Development in Queens Approved Amid Housing Crisis

The Innovation Queens project will, after weeks of contentious negotiations, include 1,400 affordable units out of more than 3,000 new homes.

November 11, 2022

Brianna Peppers

Kasirer Spotlight

Briana Peppers

We are pleased to publish our September feature of Kasirer Spotlight, a Q&A with some of our remarkable team members to learn about their background, experience, and perspective on government and politics.

September 2022

Brian Daaleman

Kasirer Spotlight

Brian Daaleman

We are pleased to publish our August feature of Kasirer Spotlight, a Q&A with some of our remarkable team members to learn about their background, experience, and perspective on government and politics.

August 2022

City & State

Top 60 New York State Lobbyists 2022

Kasirer awarded high ranking in New York State top lobbyists list.

August 22, 2022

Madison Mounty Spotlight

Kasirer Spotlight

Madison Mounty

We are pleased to publish our July feature of Kasirer Spotlight, a Q&A with some of our remarkable team members to learn about their background, experience, and perspective on government and politics.

July 2022

City & State

Get to know lobbyist Suri Kasirer (and some of her clients!)

“Hear how Suri navigates the complexities of NYC government to accomplish her clients’ goals”

June 17, 2022

Power Women with Victoria Schneps

Suri on Schneps podcast

“Suri Kasirer, president of Kasirer, a New York government relations firm, speaks of the people who impacted her early life, her role as president, and her secrets to success.” Listen on Schneps Media

May 31, 2022

NY Post

What pandemic?

“It was a very productive year coming out of COVID. We want to help our clients and New York City to succeed as much as possible post-COVID.”
Read more about 2021: The Year in Kasirer

March 7, 2022

NY Daily News

Blood from a stone

“In two overwhelming votes Tuesday, the City Council ushered in — we hope — a new day for New York, okaying vital rezonings and, in the process, dealing what should be a death blow to the stranglehold councilmembers have long had on projects of citywide importance that happen to be in their districts.”

November 26, 2021

NY Daily News

Good blood: The City Council should approve a rezoning to create a new Upper East Side home for the New York Blood Center

“A supermajority of the City Council should vote today to approve a rezoning of the E. 67th St. home of the New York Blood Center, enabling a critical life-sciences facility to better serve the city and region.”

November 23, 2021

WCBS 880

NYC Council approves controversial makeover plan for New York Blood Center

“The New York City Council on Tuesday voted to approve a controversial makeover of the longtime home of the New York Blood Center.”

November 23, 2021

Crain’s NY

City Council votes to approve New York Blood Center rezoning

“The New York City Council voted Tuesday to approve the New York Blood Center’s rezoning proposal for its Upper East Side research facility, clearing the nonprofit’s last major hurdle to transform the 1930s-era building into a life sciences hub.”

November 23, 2021

Patch

Blood Center Rezoning Approved By Council After Yearlong Battle

“The New York Blood Center’s bitterly debated rezoning easily passed the City Council on Tuesday, ending a yearlong fight and paving the way for the glassy research tower to be built on East 67th Street.”

November 23, 2021

The Real Deal

City Council greenlights Gowanus, Blood Center rezonings

“The City Council both bucked and abided tradition Tuesday with the approval of a life sciences expansion on the Upper East Side and a sweeping rezoning in Brooklyn.”

November 23, 2021

Commercial Observer

NY City Council Approves Contentious New York Blood Center Rezoning

“New York City Council took a vote to move forward with expanding the New York Blood Center’s 310 East 67th Street location by 233 vertical feet on Tuesday, a rare move in going against the local council member from the area.”

November 23, 2021

City Council OKs Blood Center

NY1

City Council OKs controversial plan to expand Blood Center

November 23, 2021

CBS NY

New York Blood Center Hoping For City Council Approval To Greatly Expand Its Upper East Side Headquarters

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

November 22, 2021

Suri Kasirer on Inside City Hall 2021-01-27

NY1 Consultants Corner

Suri Kasirer on Inside City Hall

January 27, 2021

City & State

New York City’s Top 50 Lobbyists

“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.’”

May 18, 2020

Top NYC Lobbyists Riff on Pandemic Politics

The Real Deal

Top NYC Lobbyists Riff on Pandemic Politics

May 15, 2020

The Real Deal

Top NYC Lobbyists Riff on Pandemic Politics

“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.’”

May 15, 2020

Suri Kasirer NY1 Consultants Corner 01-27-20

NY1 Consultants Corner

Suri Kasirer on Inside City Hall

January 27, 2020

Commercial Observer

Ask Suri: Rent Control and the 2021 Political Landscape

“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].”

January 15, 2020

The Real Deal

Behold the Largest Projects of 2019

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.”

December 23, 2019

Suri Kasirer NY1 Consultants Corner 12-16-19

NY1 Consultants Corner

Suri Kasirer on Inside City Hall

December 16, 2019

City & State

The 2019 Women Power 100

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.”

November 21, 2019

CEO Unplugged

Suri Kasirer Interview

November 8, 2019

NY Business Journal

Announcing Women of Influence Honorees for 2019

October 21, 2019
Kasirer was named an honoree of the Women of Influence award by the New York Business Journal and Bizwomen.

October 21, 2019

National Symposium of Women in Real Estate

Real Estate Weekly

Symposium of Women in Real Estate at the Grand Hyatt New York at Grand Central

Suri and other entrepreneurs share stories of how they started their own businesses, strategies for effective leadership and advice for budding entrepreneurs.

October 10, 2019

Suri Kasirer and Rev Al Sharpton, Founder of National Action Network

NY Public Library

Suri Kasirer and Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder of National Action Network

At Rev. Sharpton’s birthday celebration at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

October 3, 2019

Suri Kasirer NY1 Consultants Corner 9-23-19

NY1 Consultants Corner

Suri Kasirer on Inside City Hall

September 23, 2019

Real Estate Weekly

Kasirer Seeks a Happy Ending for Battered Industry

June 17, 2019
“‘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.’”

June 17, 2019

Crain’s NY Business

Crain’s 2019 Most Powerful Women in New York

“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…”

June 3, 2019

The Political Life hosted by Jim O’Brien

Building a Top-Ranked Firm in NYC

“[Kasirer] shares insights into how to build a successful business in the government relations industry.” Listen on iTunesSpotify or visit www.thelobbyingshow.com

June 3, 2019

The Real Deal Suri Kasirer

The Real Deal

The Closing: Suri Kasirer

May 1, 2019

The Real Deal

The Closing: Suri Kasirer 1

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.’”

May 1, 2019

Consultants Corner 2019

NY1 Consultants Corner

Suri Kasirer on Inside City Hall

April 8, 2019

City & State

Above & Beyond: The 2019 Women of New York Law & Lobbying

March 22, 2019
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.”

March 22, 2019

Crain’s NY Business

Asked & Answered with Suri Kasirer

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.”

March 11, 2019

City & State

Top 10 NYC Lobbyists

“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.’”

March 8, 2019

City & State

The 2019 New York City Power 100

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.”

February 28, 2019

Driving Forces WBAI 99.5 FM

Michael Cohen Testifies; Jumaane Williams Wins

Dubbed the “lobbying queen” by Jeff and Celeste, Suri Kasirer (26:15) recaps the race for NYC Public Advocate.

February 28, 2019

Amazon Abruptly Pulls out of Planned HQ in NYC

NBC NY, News 4

Suri Kasirer (7:55) on NBC New York, News 4

February 14, 2019

City & State

What Can Amazon Do to Sell Its HQ2 Plan in New York City?

City & State’s “Ask the Experts” feature brings on Kasirer and four other New York City experts to dig deeper into the issues.

February 5, 2019

City & State

The Tectonic Shift Facing NYC Government in 2021

January 23, 2019
“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.”

January 23, 2019

City & State

The 2018 Manhattan Power 50

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."

November 15, 2018

City & State

The 2018 Women Power 100

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.”

November 8, 2018

NY Post

$2.6M Less Spent on Lobbying in New York from Previous Year

April 18, 2018
“The top lobbying firm by income was Kasirer LLC…”

April 18, 2018

Crain’s NY Business

The Histories, Rainmakers, Relationships and Clients that Make These Lobbying Firms the City’s Biggest

April 2, 2018
“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.”

April 2, 2018

Democracy: A Journal of Ideas

Ecce Cuomo

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.”

March 27, 2018

City & State

Everything You Need to Know About NYC’s Top Lobbyists

“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.”

March 20, 2018

New York Building Congress honors Suri Kasirer

NY Building Congress

New York Building Congress honors Suri Kasirer at the 2017 Industry Recognition Gala

[left to right] Carlo Scissura, President of NY Building Congress; Marc Holliday, Chief Executive Officer of SL Green Realty Corp; Suri Kasirer, President of Kasirer LLC

November 16, 2017

The NY Times

Catholic Church May Cash In on Air Rights in Midtown Rezoning Deal

July 27, 2017
“The archdiocese, seeking to influence the rezoning of East Midtown Manhattan, where St. Patrick’s Cathedral is, has [retained] Kasirer Consulting…”

July 27, 2017

Times Union

JCOPE Annual Report Has Kasirer as Top Paid Lobbying Firm

June 8, 2017
“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.”

June 8, 2017

The NY Times

Bill de Blasio Turns Trump Administration Gibe Into Campaign Fuel

April 23, 2017
“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.”

April 23, 2017

Newsday

Green Acres Mall Lobbying Firm Registers with Nassau

February 9, 2017
“Kasirer LLC filed with the county to represent Macerich, the mall’s California-based owners, on Nov. 3…”

February 9, 2017

The Legislative Gazette

Spending on Lobbying Is Down in Most Recent Session

November 15, 2016
“Kasirer LLC leads all lobbying firms through June 2016 with $5.27 million in total earnings.”

November 15, 2016

The Real Deal

Friends of Ours: President Trump and the Danger of Cronyism

November 15, 2016
“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.”

November 15, 2016

The Real Deal

Tavern on the Green Owners Tap Lobbyist Suri Kasirer as Union Talks Loom

October 10, 2016
“...the Central Park eatery under the Emerald Green Group name, quietly brought aboard lobbying powerhouse Suri Kasirer earlier in the year.”

October 10, 2016

The NY Times

An Uphill Fight to Curb the Pull of New York City’s Lobbyists

June 30, 2016
“[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.”

June 30, 2016

Kasirer talks 421 a real estate Power 100 List

City & State

Kasirer talks 421-a, future of real estate and making the Power 100 List

March 15, 2016

Suri Kasirer Coro 30 Years of Visionary Leaders

Coro NY Leadership Center

30 Years of Visionary Leaders

May 18, 2015

The NY Observer

Observer’s New York Political Power List

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.”

April 21, 2015

FishbowlNY

Memories of a ‘Spiritual’ Mario Cuomo

January 7, 2015
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.”

January 7, 2015

City & State

New York City’s Top 10 Lobbyists

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.”

March 13, 2014

Suri Kasirer A Thousand and One Journeys The Arab Americans

Documentary film (excerpt) by Abe Kasbo

A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans

September 23, 2013

The NY Times

What the Small Player Can Expect When Using a Lobbyist

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.”

January 25, 2013

Celebrating the Stories of Our Community Suri Kasirer

Channel Thirteen

Celebrating the Stories of Our Community: Suri Kasirer

November 27, 2012

The NY Observer

Suri Kasirer, the Lobbyist Behind Cornell’s Roosevelt Island Win

June 5, 2012
“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

June 5, 2012

NY Daily News

Meet Your Top 10 NYC Lobbying Firms

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

March 5, 2012