The Time Warner Center. Ever heard of it? Stephen Ross founded Related Companies in 1972. For 40 years (joined by Jeff Blau and Bruce Beal since the 1990s), Related Companies has built a portfolio worth more than $15 billion, including major properties in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, South Florida, Abu Dhabi Read More
When Douglas Durst announced his plans to step down as co-president of the Durst Organization in 2009, most observers predicted the real estate scion would not stay idle for long. They were right. The Durst Organization now stretches into its fourth generation. And while cousins Douglas and Jody Durst are perhaps less hungry for attention Read More
Gary Barnett wants to build higher than any other New York real estate developer has before. In a shaky economy, Mr. Barnett is a fearless risk-taker, maintaining one of the most active real estate portfolios of the moment. He founded Extell Development in 1989, following a diamond-dealing career in Belgium. With One57, his 57th Street Read More
Among New York’s landmark buildings, Anthony Malkin assures that the Empire State Building remains of singular importance. When the city or developers or even his own tenants encroach on ESB’s position in the skyline, Mr. Malkin ferociously defends the building and its special place in the consciousness of New York.
As president of Malkin Holdings, Read More
Larry Silverstein waited more than 20 years to wrest hold of the World Trade Center from the Port Authority. Weeks after he finally did, he watched his dream literally crumble.
By the time Gov. George Pataki opened up Port Authority property to competitive bidding, Mr. Silverstein had already made his mark in New York City, Read More
No one in the world represents high-profile success more than Donald Trump. Or high-profile comebacks. Or high-profile reinvention. Trump’s profile has always been—and likely always will be—sky-high. As he is a prolific creator of tabloid chatter with an unsurpassed facility for irresistible quotes, it is sometimes forgotten that Donald Trump, underneath all the bluster and Read More