Steve Banks, the chief attorney at the Legal Aid Society, has been appointed to lead the city’s Human Resources Administration, and Nisha Agarwal will serve as commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this afternoon.
Mr. Banks has lead the organization, which provides free legal service, since 2004. Three years earlier, he ran unsuccessfully against Mr. de Blasio in a City Council race.
Peter Hennessy, 50, took the reins as Cassidy Turley’s president of the New York tristate region a little more than 15 months ago. In that whirlwind span, he’s overseen an upcoming relocation to 277 Park Avenue and a series of high-profile new hires, not to mention Brooklyn’s biggest leasing deal of 2011. The former Jones Lang LaSalle and Cushman & Wakefield broker spoke with The Commercial Observer last week.
The year’s largest office lease deal in Brooklyn was made possible by an intricately designed and, to some analysts, baffling form of asset financing.