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Ratner's still out of City & State's Power 100 (but the lobbyists/consultants remain)

As I noted last year, developer Bruce Ratner, who was ranked #45 in City & State magazine's 2016 annual Power 100 list, left the list, and he hasn't returned to the 2018 list.

But two firms that have served as consultants or lobbyists for Forest City and Greenland Forest City Partners retain their clout. From the article:
VALERIE BERLIN / JONATHAN ROSEN
Principals, BerlinRosen
THIS YEAR'S RANK: 26 CHANGE: Down 7
LAST YEAR'S RANK: 19
Being trusted outside advisers to Mayor Bill de Blasio is this public relations team’s best asset and greatest liability. Candidates hiring BerlinRosen for campaigns open themselves to criticism for the firm’s ties to investigations into de Blasio’s fundraising. But since no charges were brought, the co-founders can laugh straight to the bank. They’ve continued selling the mayor’s message to the city while helping guide de Blasio to re-election, and also consulted on Laura Curran’s successful Nassau County executive campaign. 
SURI KASIRER
President, Kasirer
THIS YEAR'S RANK: 44 CHANGE: Up 6
LAST YEAR'S RANK: 50
Suri Kasirer’s government relations firm ranked second on last year’s New York City lobbying list, after raking in more than $10 million. Her firm has a strong track record delivering for its clients, including in education, real estate and retail. Among her recent victories was helping a client win the bid for the Trans World Airlines terminal project and guiding major corporate telecommunications and media mergers. Kasirer also has ties to Corey Johnson, the new council speaker.

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