Related exec acts as bundler for Quinn campaign

New York /
Jun.June 04, 2013 03:00 PM

Jay Kriegel, a senior advisor at the Related Companies, has raised $50,000 in donations for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s mayoral campaign in the last two months, acting as an “intermediary” for other donors, the Village Voice reported.

An “electoral loophole” allows individuals who would otherwise be subject to donation caps to bundle gifts from multiple people, akin to a municipal-level super PAC, or political action committee, the Voice said, citing reporting from the New York World.

Kriegel, who joined Related in 2007, has also contributed to other candidates, spreading more than $80,000 between three campaigns, as previously reported.

While Related has long been a darling of the Bloomberg administration, as The Real Deal has reported, Quinn’s ties to the company have come under further scrutiny as she moves to replace Mayor Mike.

As a City Council Member who oversees the lower West Side of Manhattan, she has influenced the development of Hudson Yards, the 26-acre megaproject spearheaded by Related and Oxford Properties.

Quinn moved to exempt Hudson Yards from the restrictions of a living wage bill requiring developers to pay construction workers at least $10 per hour, or $2.75 per hour above the minimum wage. Neither Quinn nor Related responded to the Voice’s requests for comment. [Village Voice]Leigh Kamping-Carder


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(Image by Wolfgang & Hite via Dezeen)
Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys
Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys
Related's Jamar Adams and Steve Ross with 14-06 Gateway Boulevard (Credit: Getty Images and Google Maps)
Related is the latest developer to target the Rockaways
Related is the latest developer to target the Rockaways
The Observation Deck at Hudson Yards (Credit: Adam Pogoff)
Views from 1,100 feet: A tour of Related’s “the edge,” the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere
Views from 1,100 feet: A tour of Related’s “the edge,” the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere
Stephen Ross (Getty, iStock)
Stephen Ross puts $500K into PAC. Where’s the rest?
Stephen Ross puts $500K into PAC. Where’s the rest?
Related Companies chairman Stephen Ross and Kara Ross (Getty)
Stephen Ross, wife to divorce after 18 years
Stephen Ross, wife to divorce after 18 years
Related's Stephen Ross and Jeff Blau (left) with 15 Hudson Yards (Getty, Hudson Yards)
Related’s 15 Hudson Yards lands $108M condo inventory loan
Related’s 15 Hudson Yards lands $108M condo inventory loan
David Chang (Getty)
Momofuku Kāwi and Peach Mart close in Hudson Yards
Momofuku Kāwi and Peach Mart close in Hudson Yards
MAC Cosmetics has made four of its closed New York City locations available to sublease. (Google Maps)
MAC wants to sublease 4 NYC stores
MAC wants to sublease 4 NYC stores
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...