This flew fairly under the radar and though the New York Times did report on the accelerating fire sale of America’s historic post offices and their art, it fails to mention a possible conflict of interest. The story mentions the firm CBRE in passing, it conveniently failed to mention that the head of CBRE is private equity billionaire Richard C. Blum, Senator Dianne Feinstein’s husband.
It’s sort of like the insider trading allowed by Congress and their staff -but totally illegal and worthy of the slammer for any of the rest of us. Oh there are preservationists and townspeople everywhere concerned about the loss of these historic & iconic buildings -often the most architecturally distinguished buildings in their towns but hey, there’s money to be made and who better to benefit than an already wealthy spouse of a US Senator?
Maybe the Justice Department could look into this for the people of America. You know get to the bottom of it, bring those responsible to justice and make sure it never happens again. Yeah right, when pigs fly.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)