NEW YORK—I met David Intrator during the fourth week of the Wall Street protests, the night before Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Brookfield Properties and the New York Police Department were due to clear the park and shut down the demonstration.
Dressed in a suit and tie and holding a sign that read “Harvard Men for Economic Justice,” he didn’t look like a typical protester, and when he opened his mouth to talk, he didn’t sound like one either. A few days later, we sat down for a conversation in his Midtown office on the east side of Manhattan. Here is some of what he said. —Alexander Reed Kelly