The Real Deal New York

Grading De Blasio: Year One

After 12 months, a clearer picture emerges of mayor’s relationship with real estate issues

From the January issue: It’s no wonder that when the dust settled on the Democratic mayoral primary some 15 months ago, the real estate industry eyed candidate Bill de Blasio with some measure of trepidation.

After all, under mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg, the industry flourished. For two decades, it could count on at least one sure thing: consistent support from a pro-real estate City Hall. And if there’s one thing any business values, it is consistency. [more]