David Levinson, L&L Holding Company


2013 Owners MagazineFavorite charity? 

Too many good causes.

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Real estate prediction for 2014? 

Gradual improvement overall with greater leasing velocity in superior-designed buildings.

Where in New York is there still untapped potential for real estate development? 

The reimagining of existing buildings is the greatest untapped potential for development. Remassing, reskinning and more sustainability is the future.

Who will become New York City’s next mayor?  

Too early to tell.

What real estate policy should New York’s next mayor make a priority?   

Working in collaboration with the industry.

What qualities do you look for in an agent representing your buildings? 

Generally, we represent our own buildings. However, we look at each building and each agency on a project-by-project basis when needed.

What is one aspect of your business you wish you had more time for? 

Design. I wish I had more time to see different design ideas being used around the world.

Greatest fear: 

More government intervention.

If approved, the Midtown East rezoning initiative will: 

The Midtown East rezoning initiative will stimulate better design, more sustainability and improve the public realm.

In the film version of your life, which actor would portray you? 

I would like to play myself.

Foreign real estate market you’d most like to invest in: 

I would most like to invest in London. It is a global city that appreciates superior design.

Is broadband connectivity in New York City a priority at your buildings? 

It is normal course of business.

What should happen with Madison Square Garden and Penn Station? 

We need both MSG and Penn Station to be rebuilt for the future.

What New York City building should be torn down? 

None of ours.