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From the archives: Untangling Spitzer’s real estate ties

A look back Eliot Spitzer's gubernatorial run
By Jen Benepe | April 09, 2016 02:00PM

Eliot Spitzer

Eliot Spitzer

Real estate veterans are preparing for Eliot Spitzer’s possible election as New York’s next governor, and doing so with campaign contributions. They’re also searching for solid clues of what Spitzer would do to improve the pace of development in Lower Manhattan, initiate tax incentives for rental housing, and improve the economy once in office — all issues the state Attorney General has mentioned in his campaign for governor so far. One thing is already sure: Spitzer has the backing of the real estate heavies.

“Eliot will make an amazing governor and he will bring business to New York like it has never seen before,” developer Donald Trump told The Real Deal. Trump is one of only a handful of business executives in the private sector to support Spitzer publicly. Read the full story from the April 2006 issue here.