Former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly will run a new division for the real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield Inc. that will advise clients how to protect themselves from terrorism, crime and other threats, reports the Wall Street Journal. Kelly, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s police commissioner for 12 years, will lead the firm’s new “risk management services” division that will help corporations decide where to locate and how to protect their buildings and their data.
It will help investors decide whether or not to buy buildings in certain countries and locations and how to set up their building and cybersecurity if they do. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for me,” Kelly said. “I think it gives me the ability to take some of the things I’ve learned and help start a new practice.” Since leaving the government, Kelly has joined the Council on Foreign Relations as a distinguished visiting fellow, and signed a deal with Greater Talent Network to go on the speakers’ circuit. He is also expected to serve as a “special adviser” to a planned New York state college for homeland security and emergency preparedness.