Power 100: The Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate
May 11, 2010


Two years ago, in the months before the fall of Lehman Brothers, when New York’s economic lily was still contentedly gilded, crafting a list of real estate’s biggest machers was pretty easy: Moguls X, Y and Z had done deals A, B and C, and the business of real estate ticked along. ...

... This year, the list, like the industry it chronicles, is very much in motion. Pinning down who is up, if anybody, and who is down the most changes by the day. This represents our take on the most powerful people in New York real estate right now. ...

... Brokers, the middlemen (and, on occasion, middlewomen) of the city’s deals, are less represented than landlords and investors—there has just been less work to go around. Brokerages themselves are amply represented, in the form of their chief executives or chairs. These include residential ones like Pam Liebman (No. 66) of the Corcoran Group; Howard Lorber and Dottie Herman (No. 63) of Prudential Douglas Elliman; and an engorging number on the commercial side, including the boys from Newmark Knight Frank (No. 26), Peter Riguardi from Jones Lang LaSalle (No. 27) and Mitchell Steir and Michael Colacino from Studley (No. 28). ...

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