Founder and chairman at Douglaston Development
How much longer can this go on?
The high COVID-19 vaccination rate in New York City, coupled with accompanying testing protocols, seem to be winning the battle against the virus and, if we continue to exercise caution through the upcoming winter and flu season, spring should be like old times again!
What does normal look like?
Normal looks like business lunches and dinner meetings occurring indoors once again, charity dinner functions resuming, consultant and trade meetings being conducted in-person and happy HR departments.
If you could go back in time to March of 2020, what’s the first thing you would do?
Buy the S&P 500.
What do you do now that you never did before 2020?
Dress casual always.
What’s the biggest threat to the return to normal?
The unpredictability of the virus and the potential new variants that could manifest.
Is now the time to buy or sell?
Now is the time to buy residential properties and sell commercial properties.
Suddenly, there’s a big change to the New York State constitution and you’re now named the 58th governor of the Empire State — what do you do about the eviction moratorium?
End the eviction moratorium, but expedite aid for those in need who experienced the largest financial hardship throughout the pandemic, ensuring no one is left without a home.
Eric Adams or Curtis Sliwa?
Last time you got on an airplane, what was your destination?
What vax did you get?
Your go-to takeout?
Where does your patience wear thinnest — evictions or anti-vaxxers?