The 100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate
May 3, 2011
By: The Editors

This list in 2009 and 2010 reflected a recessionary New York, one thoroughly upended by economic maelstroms like high unemployment and the odd major bank collapse. No one had need of more office space; no one had financing for investments; no one had much to do save get on the blower and commiserate, or, on the odd workday, try to set up sit-downs or walk-throughs. The president of the United States was No. 1 in 2009, because everyone looked to the government for help. Toss me some TALF! ...

... Also, the highest-ranking workaday brokers (aside from REBNY's chairwoman, Mary Ann Tighe, at No. 18) are Mitchell Steir and Michael Colacino at No. 33, right behind moguls Larry Silverstein and Bill Rudin, respectively. Messrs. Steir and Colacino run Studley, a leading tenant-rep firm—not a bad spot to be in now that the commercial market has turned in favor of landlords, and tenants need hand-holding. Other brokers, particularly those in office leasing and investment sales, sprinkle the list's top two-thirds in the Studley gentlemen's wake. ...

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