Andrew Kimball Likely Choice for Director of Economic Development Corporation – Trade Observer
city of industry CEO Andrew Kimball will likely be operated by the mayor Eric Adams lead the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), following reports that Adams’ previous choice, Carlo Scissurepushed through private property deals without registering as a lobbyist, sources told Commercial Observer.
Kimball, who was formerly president and chief executive officer of Brooklyn Dockyard Development Corporation before joining Industry City in 2013, would lead the non-profit organization responsible for creating jobs and new developments in the five boroughs. Politics first broke the news of Kimball’s likely appointment.
Kimball, EDC and a spokesperson for Adams did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
James Patchettethe former head of EDC and current CEO of A&E Real Estatedid not confirm Kimball’s nomination but told CO he would be “exceptional” if selected by Adams for the job.
“He’s extremely skilled,” Patchett said. “He transformed the Brooklyn Navy Yard from a sleepy former industrial complex into a world-renowned center of innovation and manufacturing.”
Adams’ first choice to replace Rachel Loeb at the head of the EDC, Fissurethe CEO of New York Building Congress, was out A month later it was revealed that he was hired by the owner Tim Zis to garner support from elected officials and city agencies for the development of five Brooklyn properties.
A commercial real estate executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said THE CITY’s report on his lobbying efforts was the reason he didn’t get the job.
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