The Year in Review
New York real estate is some of the most desirable and expensive in the world, but the ever-fluctuating price of a square foot of space in a given neighborhood is unquestionably dwarfed by the value of human life. This year, the commercial real estate world lost several notable figures and The Commercial Observer would like to take a moment to remember them.
Upstate police are investigating whether the tragic skydiving accident that claimed the life of real estate investor and broker David Winoker and the instructor he was jumping in tandem with was caused by Mr. Winoker’s helmet.
After reviewing bruises on the throat of skydiving instructor Aleksandr Chulsky, 25, Plattekill police suspect that it could have been Mr. Winoker’s helmet that knocked the man unconscious mid-air.
Friends and colleagues remembered real estate executive David Winoker on Monday, just days after his tragic death in a skydiving accident at the age of 49.
“We’re all devastated right now,” David Simon, a long time friend of Mr. Winoker’s, told The Commercial Observer. “He was a person who never had an argument with anyone. Anyone who knew him knew what a kind and fair and thoughtful person he was. He was a star of a person.”
Mr. Winoker’s death was horribly ironic according to friends. In life he was known for his conservative and cautious approach, favoring to grow his family business Winoker Realty with a slow but steady approach.