REBNY Considers de Blasio’s City Hall

With the fate of millions of dollars in tax incentives and millions of square feet of office space in the balance, the city’s real estate industry is bracing for the impact of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s cabinet appointments. But the left-leaning Democrat who won the election last fall by attacking inequality and his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, has thus far refrained from tapping any nominees hostile to new development.
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Trump to Major Real Estate Group: ‘I’m Not a Joiner’

112271436 2  Trump to Major Real Estate Group: Im Not a JoinerTom Acitelli and I notice a curious absence:

Mr. Trump nor his eponymous organization are members of the Real Estate Board of New York, the uber-powerful trade group that claims just about every big name in the business on its membership roster.

The group’s president told me, “When I asked him about it once, he said, ‘I’m not a joiner.’ “