Paul Massey, Republican Real Estate Developer, Declares Mayoral Candidacy

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Cushman & Wakefield’s Paul Massey filed paperwork today to form an official committee for his New York City mayoral run as a Republican, his campaign announced in a press release.

The longtime brokerage executive’s move ends months of speculation over whether he would make the mayoral bid, looking to unseat incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat who has generally been well-received by the real estate industry.

“I love this city and I am concerned about where it’s headed,” Massey said in prepared remarks. “We are currently meeting with New York City civic and thought leaders, as well as with individual New Yorkers to hear their ideas and to listen to their concerns. In the months ahead, we will be sharing our strategic vision for the city.”

He told Commercial Observer at this year’s International Council of Shopping Centers RECon in Las Vegas that he would set up a four-point platform, and would be reaching out to communities across the city to get their take on what’s beleaguering the five boroughs. The issues include having a safe city, improving the school system, advocating for affordable housing and developing a solid infrastructure plan.

Read more at the Commercial Observer.

Paul Massey, Republican Real Estate Developer, Declares Mayoral Candidacy