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Ex-Trinity prez Weisbrod to head de Blasio’s transition team

November 06, 2013 05:50PM

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has tapped Carl Weisbrod — a partner at HR&A Advisors, the former Trinity Real Estate president and founding president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation — to co-chair his transition team.

Weisbrod, who will head up the team along with Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies CEO Jennifer Jones Austin, departed his post at the head of Trinity Church’s real estate division in 2010, Brooklyn Eagle reported. He held the position for five years, during which Trinity acquired 6 million square feet of property and grew to become the biggest private commercial landlord in New York City.

He has led city agencies and public-private partnerships under three different mayoral administrations, and was at the helm of state efforts to clean up Times Square from the 1970s. [Brooklyn Eagle]Julie Strickland

  • In the know

    I don’t think Trinity acquired any new property during his time, but I could be wrong. Nonetheless, a very good choice by deBlasio.

  • no-permits

    de blasio needs a good teeth cleaning

  • guest

    Trinity did not “acquire” new property. It has owned nearly all of those buildings for years.