The premise of “The Closing” interview is simple: each month, sit down with an individual who not only made it to the summit of the New York real estate industry, but through a combination of skill, grit, and chutzpah, shaped it. The interviews have endured because they are so personal: they go beyond the deals and reveal what makes the dealmaker tick.
Now, nearly a decade after The Real Deal published its first Closing, they have compiled 100 of these interviews in their first book. And to celebrate the book launch, many of the names featured in its pages joined The Real Deal at the Four Seasons Restaurant Tuesday.
Among the guests: HFZ Capital Group’s Ziel Feldman; Rudin Management’s Bill Rudin; Savanna’s Chris Schlank; Douglas Elliman’s Dottie Herman; Rockrose Development’s Henry and Justin Elghanayan; Corcoran Group’s Pamela Liebman; L&L Holdings Robert Lapidus; Cushman & Wakefield’s Paul Massey and Bob Knakal; Stribling & Associates’ Elizabeth Stribling; Peebles Corporation’s Don Peebles; Stonehenge Partners’ Ofer Yardeni; MHP Real Estate Services’ Norman Sturner; RAL’s Robert Levine; Brown Harris Stevens’ Hall Willkie; Michael Shvo, and scores of other bigwigs.
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