Meet the Goldman alumnus who ll be leading the EDC James Patchett served as Alicia Glen’s chief of staff
James Patchett (credit: Mayor s Office)
When the city brokered a $201 million deal to sell the Riverton in 2015, officials touted it as a major victory. A E Real Estate Holdings pledged to keep nearly 1,000 units in the Harlem housing complex affordable for 30 years, in exchange for hefty tax breaks. One of the officials at the center of the deal, James Patchett, said he spent a lot of time with tenants before approaching the developers.
I really felt like I was representing them as their agent, the person who was standing on the public side with the strength and the tools to ensure that they were protected, he said.
In his last gig as Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen s Chief of Staff, Patchett had to juggle public and private interests, negotiating affordable housing at Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village and pushing through Mandatory Inclusionary Housing. Before that, h上海千花网