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Inside: Trump’s conflicts of interest, the lobby war surrounding 421a & more

Dec.December 01, 2016 03:13 PM

What will come of a developer in the White House?

Donald Trump’s policies, plans and agendas are still largely a mystery. Speculation on how a real estate mogul as commander-in-chief will impact New York City is mounting.

In The Real Deal’s December issue, we examine the perfect storm of possible conflicts surrounding the president-elect, by taking a sweeping look at Trump’s worldwide business ties and involvements. In “The Trump Whisperer,” we take a closer look at Jared Kushner TRData LogoTINY, the 35-year-old real estate scion who is both Trump’s son-in-law and reportedly his most trusted advisor.

Meanwhile, we look at the messy lobby war that has surrounds the return of the city’s 421a tax abatement program. Amid swirling rumors that Corcoran Group chief Pam Liebman is being primed for a bigger job at NRT, she tells us she’s staying put, at least for now. And, as the Manhattan’s retail leasing market continues to slow, we rank the top 15 retail firms of the last year.

Elsewhere in the issue, there are stories on Flushing’s housing boom, how Dermot Company is redefining itself as an investor and developer of rental properties, and on starchitect Bjarke Ingels’ most ambitious project yet: the Eleventh, a $1.9 billion project for developer HFZ Capital Group.

Finally, in our Closing Interview, Manhattan’s district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. talks about Harco Construction’s manslaughter conviction; his early dreams of being an oceanographer; and how once, as a child, he saw President Lyndon Johnson in his pajamas at the White House.

To read the December issue of TRD, click here or on the “Magazine” tab on the top left of the homepage. Enjoy! — Miriam Hall

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