By City & State
Recognizing the 100 most powerful people on Long Island.
Long Island isn’t short on political clout. The region has its share of high-profile New York power brokers, from Rep. Pete King to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The island long held outsized sway in the state Senate, with Republican leaders like Dean Skelos and John Flanagan controlling the upper house in recent years and upsets on the island paving the way for Democrats to seize control of the chamber in 2018. The elected executives of Nassau and Suffolk counties – hailing from different parties at times – have been important allies of the governor. Other politicians – members of Congress, state lawmakers, county legislators and town supervisors – all play pivotal roles as well.
That’s why we’re doubling the length of this list and bolstering it with top elected officials and high-ranking government employees, who were all left off last year’s Long Island Power 50. We’ve reached out to insiders and experts to compile this list of local movers and shakers, considering records, political influence, business acumen, philanthropic efforts and the constituencies each individual represents. Once again, we partnered on this project with Jennifer Solomon, a communications professional who used her expertise and insights to help assemble a truly impressive list: the Long Island Power 100.
6. Scott Rechler
Chairman and CEO
Scott Rechler is a leading real estate developer in New York City, the Long Island region and throughout the state. His role as chairman of the Regional Plan Association gives him a voice in some of the most transformational transit-oriented projects impacting Long Island residents. A native of Long Island, Rechler was named a partner for the Nassau Hub project with BSE Global, which is one of the most anticipated developments in Nassau County.
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The RXR platform manages 68 commercial real estate properties and investments with an aggregate gross asset value of approximately $18.8 billion, comprising approximately 30.4 million square feet of commercial properties, inclusive of approximately 6.0 million square feet of buildings securing debt and preferred equity investments, a multi-family residential portfolio of approximately 2,600 units under operation or development, and control of development rights for an additional approximately 3,700 multi-family and for sale units in the New York Metropolitan area as of March 31, 2019. Gross asset value compiled by RXR Realty in accordance with company fair value measurement policy and is comprised of capital invested by RXR and its partners, as well as leverage.