The real estate consultancy to see in the de Blasio era

Today, Carl Weisbrod works his last day as a partner at real estate consultancy HR&A Advisors. On Monday, he will report to work as Bill de Blasio’s planning commissioner, a job where he will wield nearly unrivaled power over major real estate projects in New York City, including some in which his former employer has had a hand.


In the de Blasio administration, Weisbrod will be joined by fellow HR&A alums Shola Olatoye, who will chair the New York City Housing Authority, and Anthony Shorris, de Blasio’s first deputy mayor.


De Blasio’s Small Business Services commissioner Maria Torres-Springer, meanwhile, is married to Jamie Torres Springer, a partner at the firm. (She hyphenates her name, he doesn’t).

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