The Real Deal Miami

Mr. Donovan goes to Washington

By Adam Piore | March 02, 2010 02:58PM

Shaun Donovan
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan

From the New York March issue: Shaun Donovan is dealing with the worst housing crisis in generations and is at the center of the fight to staunch a historic flood of foreclosures. Being the nation’s chief housing czar might sound stressful, but for the 44-year-old policy wonk it’s a dream job. In an exclusive interview with The Real Deal, Donovan, the city’s former housing commissioner and now an Obama cabinet member, talked about life in Washington, from HUD’s new focus on cities to Ping-Pong with the president.