New York City deputy mayor for economic development Robert Lieber announced his resignation last week, effective next month. He will become a senior executive at affiliates of Island Capital Group LLC, a New York-based real estate banking and asset management firm.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Lieber to the post in December 2007 after he served for nearly a year as president of the city’s Economic Development Corp. and chairman of the New York City Industrial Development Agency. Lieber came from Lehman Brothers where he had been a managing director in its private-equity division.

Lieber succeeded former deputy mayor Daniel Doctoroff and was Bloomberg’s point-man on his economic development priorities, including to potential use of eminent domain for the controversial redevelopment of Willets Point, an industrial area in Queens.

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