COMMERCIAL OBSERVER --Former Commissioner Ray Kelly Talks Lower Manhattan Security

After nearly five decades of public service, former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has moved to the private sector. Mr. Kelly stepped down as the city’s top cop in December 2013 and since March, has been working as the president of Cushman & Wakefield’s Risk Management Services, the first comprehensive service of its kind in the real estate industry.

Mr. Kelly, the city’s longest-serving police commissioner, sat down with Commercial Observer at Cushman & Wakefield’s headquarters in Midtown to discuss security concerns in post-9/11 Lower Manhattan, the role of the risk management group at the firm and his lasting contributions to policing.

Commercial Observer: As New York City’s police commissioner immediately following 9/11, you were in charge of ensuring that the city was secure. How would you compare security in Lower Manhattan today to before 9/11?

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