News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch in remarks given Tuesday at the Real Estate Board of New York also praised the real estate reporters for one of his newspapers, the New York Post.
Murdoch stated, “On the residential side, the Post’s ‘home section’ is Thursday’s must-read. Unlike the competition, we include photos that tell you exactly what that one-bedroom Upper East Side really looks like.
“On the commercial side, Lois Weiss and Steve Cuozzo rule the roost. Lois is an industry legend – she knows everybody and everything. Not a single square foot of commercial space is bought, sold, leased or sub-leased without her knowing about it. An ad we once ran in the Journal explained our coverage this way: ‘Lois Weiss. Steve Cuozzo. Your lawyer. Three people who know way too much about your business.’
“It’s not just our reporting. The Post is famous for bringing the high and mighty down a peg or two with the creative use of Photoshop in our business pages. But we also like to give the real estate world the first glimpse of world-class architecture. We were first to publish images of a number of new buildings, including Larry Silverstein’s new residential towers on West 42nd Street and Extell’s International Gem Tower on West 47th.”