Power 100 Reader’s Poll Results


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Over the course of five days last week, thousands of you voted in our first annual Power 100 Reader’s Poll. In the end, however, the balance of power swung like a pendulum with every new tweet and social media update posted by real estate professionals committed to seeing their colleagues reach the top.

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As it turns out, no company or individual has mastered the ability of self-promotion and branding quite like The Trump Organization, which snagged 8 percent of the vote in part through a dedicated social media campaign and an old-fashioned word-of-mouth strategy. Mr. Trump, the father-in-law of Jared Kushner, the owner of The Commercial Observer, has proven once again that the medium is the message.

Below, the full results of our first-ever Power 100 Reader’s Poll. Check back tomorrow for the official Power 100 list.

1. Donald Trump Trump Organization
2. Andrew Farkas Island Capital Group
3. Ralph Herzka Meridian Capital Group
4. Jeffrey Gural, Jimmy Kuhn, and Barry Gosin Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
5. Paul Massey and Robert Knakal Massey Knakal Realty Services
6. Howard Lutnick BGC Partners
7. Michael Bloomberg New York City
8. Gary Barnett Extell Development
9. Barry Sternlicht Starwood Capital Group
10. Stephen Ross, Jeff Blau, and Bruce Beal Related Companies
11. Larry Silverstein and Martin Burger Silverstein Properties
12. Andrew Cuomo New York
13. Steven Roth Vornado Realty Trust
14. Joe Chetrit Chetrit Group
15. Jeff Sutton Wharton Properties
16. Joe Sitt Thor Equities
17. Mary Ann Tighe CBRE
18. Anthony Malkin Malkin Holdings
19. Bruce Ratner Forest City Ratner
20. Bill Rudin Rudin Management
21. Marc Holliday and Andrew Mathias SL Green
22. Mort Zuckerman Boston Properties
23. Richard LeFrak Lefrak Organization
24. Scott Rechler RXR Realty
25. Douglas and Jody Durst Durst Organization
26. Jonathan Gray Blackstone Group
27. Joseph Ficalora and Jim Carpenter New York Community Bank
28. Jerry and Rob Speyer Tishman Speyer
29. Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs RFR Realty
30. Steve Spinola Real Estate Board of New York
31. Joel Seiden and Ofer Yardeni Stonehenge Partners
32. Peter Riguardi Jones Lang LaSalle
33. David and Jed Walentas Two Trees Development
34. Ric Clark and Mitch Rudin Brookfield Office Properties
35. Adam Schwartz Angelo Gordon
36. David Levinson and Robert Lapidus L&L Holding Company
37. Maryanne Gilmartin Forest City Ratner
38. David Bistricer Clipper Equity
39. Doug Harmon, Adam Spies, and Ben Lambert Eastdil Secured
40. Brian Harris and Greta Guggenheim Ladder Capital
41. Harry Macklowe Emeritus Macklowe Properties
42. Darcy Stacom and Bill Shanahan CBRE
43. Peter Hauspurg and Daun Paris Eastern Consolidated
44. Seth Pinsky New York City Economic Development Corporation
45. Paul Pariser and Charles Bendit Taconic Investment Partners
46. Stanley and Haim Chera Crown Acquisitions
47. Robert Alexander and Stephen Siegel CBRE
48. Christine Quinn New York City Council
49. Howard and Edward Milstein Milstein Properties
50. Jonathan Merchanic and Stephen Lefkowitz Fried Frank
51. Bruce Mosler Cushman & Wakefield
52. Doug Shorenstein and Mark Portner Shorenstein Company
53. Arnold, Kenneth, Steven, and Winston Fisher Fisher Brothers
54. Arthur and William Lie Zeckendorf Terra Holdings and Zeckendorf Realty
55. Burton and Jonathan Resnick Jack Resnick & Sons
56. Pam Liebman Corcoran Group
57. Henry and Justin Elghanayan Rockrose Development Corporation
58. Leon Litwin and Gary Jacob Glenwood Management
59. Christopher Schlank and Nicholas Bienstock Savanna
60. Jeffrey Feil and Jay Anderson Feil Organization
61. Jeff Citrin and Craig Solomon Square Mile Capital
62. Stephen Meringoff and Leslie Wohlman Himmel Himmel + Meringoff
63. John Sexton and Alicia Hurley New York University
64. Robert Stuckey, Mark Schoenfeld, Andrew Chung Carlyle Group
65. Alan Wiener Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital
66. Greg Kraut and Arthur Mirante Avison Young
67. Owen Thomas Boston Properties
68. Dottie Herman and Howard Lorber Prudential Douglas Elliman
69. Ron Kravit Cereberus Real Estate Capital Management
70. Earle Altman ABS Partners Real Estate
71. Constantine Dakolias and Chris Linkas Fortress Investment Group
72. Glenn Rufrano Cushman & Wakefield
73. John Pelusi and Mike Tepedino HFF
74. Robert Ivanhoe Greenberg Traurig
75. Elizabeth Stribling and Kirk Henckels Stribling & Associates and Stribling Private Brokerage
76. Norman Sturner and David Greene Murray Hill Properties
77. Christopher Kahl, Matt Bronfman, and Michael Phillips Jamestown Properties
78. Edward Minskoff Edward J. Minskoff Equities
79. Diane Ramirez Halstead Properties
80. Albert Behler Paramount Group
81. Robert Tierney Landmarks Preservation Commission
82. Robert Verrone Iron Hound Management
83. Hector Figueroa SEIU 32BJ
84. Ben Bianchi and Jonathan Pollack Deutsche Bank
85. Jay Sugarman IStar Financial
86. Andrew Heibrger Town Residential
87. Steve Kenny Bank of America
88. Charlie Garner, Justin Rimel, Shaul Kuba, Avi Shemesh, and Richard Ressler CIM Group
89. Charles Cohen Cohen Brothers Realty
90. Kyle Blackmon Brown Harris Stevens
91. Mitch Steir and Michael Colacino Studley
92. James Cooper and Jason Pizer Trinity Church and Trinity Real Estate
93. Keith Gelb and Tom Gilbane Rockpoint
94. Tobin Cobb and Justin Kennedy LNR Property
95. Hall Willkie and Paula Del Nunzio Brown Harris Stevens
96. Christopher Sharples, Coren Sharples, William Sharples, Kimberly Holden and Gregg Pasquarelli SHoP Architects
97. John Rhea and Frederick Harris NYCHA
98. Ziel Feldman HFZ Capital Group
99. Mark Jaccom Cresa New York LLC
100. Bruce Stachenfeld & Terri Adler Duval & Stachenfeld LLP