The Real Deal New York

Follow the money: A look at some of de Blasio’s real estate donors

Two Trees, Brookfield and Toll Brothers among supporters shelling out for mayor’s nonprofit

February 22, 2016 10:00AM
By Konrad Putzier

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From the February issue: David and Jed Walentas, the father-and-son duo behind Two Trees Management, may have had some not-so-charitable words for Bill de Blasio in the past — the elder Walentas infamously described the mayor as a “disaster for the city” in a 2014 New York magazine story. But Walentas, who later dialed his comments back, has nonetheless been generous to de Blasio with his wallet. In April 2015 — about a year after reaching a rezoning deal with the administration to redevelop the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg — Two Trees gave $100,000 to the Campaign for One New York, a nonprofit de Blasio founded to further his policy initiatives. [more]