Professor David Reiss Named to NYC Rent Guidelines Board


Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the appointment of Professor David Reiss to the Rent Guidelines Board. The board is mandated to establish rent adjustments for approximately 1 million dwelling units subject to rent stabilization in New York City and holds public meetings and hearings to consider research from staff and testimony from owners, tenants, advocacy groups, and industry experts. Reiss and Hilary Botein of Baruch College will serve as public members of the board.

“Professors Reiss and Botein are experts in real estate law and urban policy planning and will serve New Yorkers fairly as they work to strike the right balance on any rent adjustments,” de Blasio said. “I am honored to have them accept these positions on the Rent Guidelines Board as we work to make this City more just and more equitable.” The mayor also thanked Professor K. Sabeel Rahman, who previously served on the board.

"As I tell my students, public service is a fundamental aspect of what it means to be a good lawyer," Reiss said. "I am honored to be able to use my expertise on the Board in service to our great City."

Reiss teaches real estate courses and is the founding director of the Community Development Clinic. He is actively involved within the Law School community, currently serving as Research Director of the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE). He is a frequently quoted expert on legal developments in the real estate finance sector. His comments recently appeared in WNYC and The Wall Street Journal, and he writes a bi-weekly column for The Hill. Reiss’s popular blog, REFinBlog, offers a daily roundup of developments in the law and practices related to the real estate finance industry.