January 12, 2017
Carl Weisbrod has learned a few things in his career in New York real estate — including his recent three-year tour of duty as head of city planning.
“Land use is always contentious in New York. You can’t allow your ego to get enmeshed in the swirl of activity,” said Weisbrod in an interview with Crain’s New York Business. “If you approach everything as objectively and calmly as you can, you end up doing fine, and sleeping well at night.”
When he steps down next month, he will leave with major rezoning efforts underway in more than a dozen neighborhoods.
He also believes the City will need affordable housing to continue to attract businesses. “Business goes where talent is,” he said. “If businesses have a workforce that can’t live here, they won’t be able to stay here.”