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Vicki Been | Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development for New York City

Leading Voices in Real Estate
Leading Voices in Real Estate
Vicki Been | Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development for New York City

Vicki Been, Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development for New York City, joins Matt on this week’s episode of Leading Voices in Real Estate. Vicki oversees 25 agencies responsible for both economic development and housing initiatives for the City, a portfolio in which the issues have deepened and accelerated during COVID. Matt and Vicki discuss her work during COVID, positive changes to the urban fabric that will likely persist post-COVID like outdoor dining and closed-off streets as well as her responsibilities for preparing for future health emergencies. As the former head of the city’s housing agencies, we also discuss the ongoing housing affordability crisis. Furthermore, Vicki shares her career story, which includes growing up in a rural Colorado uranium mining town to her clerkship at the Supreme Court (where she also met her husband) to leading the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, and now her roles in city government.

Meet your host, Matt Slepin

Matt Slepin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Terra Search Partners, a national executive search firm dedicated to the real estate industry. Terra Search Partners’ mission is to provide a highly consultative service, highly focused with expertise and passion in the real estate business, with both a client-centric and candidate-centric approach that ultimately leads to better results.

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About Terra Search Partners

Matt founded Terra Search Partners in 2006 to provide a highly consultative and both a client and candidate centric approach to real estate search. Prior to forming Terra Search, Matt was a Partner with several executive search firms, including Heidrick & Struggles and Ferguson Partners. In addition to leading the firm, he advises clients and manages senior level searches for many of Terra’s clients.

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