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Rachel Loeb Named to Top Spot at NYCEDC

Rachel Loeb has been named president and CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). Loeb has been NYCEDC’s acting president since March, when she succeeded James Patchett.

“New York City will build a recovery for all of us by driving economic growth in every neighborhood,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “That’s a tall order – but visionary, forward-thinking leaders like Rachel Loeb can help us get it done.” 

Added Vicki Been, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Recovery, “During her tenure as NYCEDC’s COO, Rachel Loeb met the unexpected challenges of the past year with grace and effectiveness. She demonstrated exceptional leadership on matters ranging from obtaining necessary PPE and technology at the height of the pandemic to creating the city’s first-in-its-class Pandemic Response Lab. Rachel has the tenacity, vision, and thoughtfulness to deliver on the mayor’s plan for a recovery for all of us.”

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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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