Audio: Bill de Blasio Promises REBNY He’ll Build Big

Mayor Bill de Blasio today. (Photo: Getty)
Mayor Bill de Blasio today. (Photo: Getty)

Mayor Bill de Blasio today praised some of the biggest names in the real estate industry and told them he has no qualms about building large in the name of affordable housing.

“I’m looking forward to building upon on a lot of the relationships that I’ve already had the honor of having with folks in this room and getting to know people more deeply in the years ahead and working together,” Mr. de Blasio told the group, according to audio from the closed-door meeting released by his office. Continue reading “Audio: Bill de Blasio Promises REBNY He’ll Build Big”

De Blasio Received With ‘Open Arms’ at REBNY Meeting

Bill de Blasio arriving at this morning's REBNY meeting.
Bill de Blasio arriving at this morning’s REBNY meeting.

Members of the well-connected Real Estate Board of New York praised Bill de Blasio this afternoon after the mayor attended a closed-door meeting with the group.

While many in the business community had been nervous about the left-leaning mayor and his plans to up taxes on the rich and force developers to build more affordable housing, members of the group’s board left today’s sit-down offering nothing but praise. Continue reading “De Blasio Received With ‘Open Arms’ at REBNY Meeting”

Council Spokesman Jamie McShane Moving to REBNY

City Council Spokesman Jamie McShane. (Photo: Twitter/@mcshanejamie)
City Council Spokesman Jamie McShane. (Photo: Twitter/@mcshanejamie)

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s long-time spokesman, Jamie McShane, is headed to the Real Estate Board of New York.

Mr. McShane, a former television producer who left WNBC six-and-a-half years ago to work for the council, has been tapped as the board’s senior vice president for communications, effective January 1. Continue reading “Council Spokesman Jamie McShane Moving to REBNY”

Pro-Business PAC Rolls Out Latest Round of Endorsements

The Real Estate Board of New York, a founder of Jobs for New York. (Photo: REBNY.com)
The Real Estate Board of New York, one of the leading founders of the PAC. (Photo: REBNY.com)

Jobs for New York, a political action committee dedicated to electing pro-development City Council candidates, rolled out a new round of endorsements today.

The PAC, founded as a partial counterweight to the left-leaning Working Families Party, has raised at least $5 million and has said it intends to spend up to $10 million on independent expenditures in support of its chosen candidates. Continue reading “Pro-Business PAC Rolls Out Latest Round of Endorsements”