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2013 Owners MagazineFavorite charity? 

Mount Sinai and Robin Hood Foundation.

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Real estate prediction for 2014? 

Real estate will continue an upward trend, but the biggest unknown will be the impact of the future mayor.

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

Hudson Yards and West Chelsea.

Who will become New York City’s next mayor?  

The candidate who gets the most votes!

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

The No. 1 priority for real estate and residents is to keep the city safe. The next mayor should also continue to focus on expansion of the affordable housing programs.

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

Market and tenant knowledge.

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

International expansion.

Greatest fear:

A specific security incident in New York.

If approved, the Midtown East rezoning initiative will: 

In the short-term have no effect, in the long-term expand growth opportunities.

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

Jerry Seinfeld.

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


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

Yes, 21st-century infrastructure is very important.

What should happen with Madison Square Garden and Penn Station? 

Moynihan Station should be realized, creating a transportation hub befitting our great city.

What New York City building should be torn down? 

3 Columbus Circle.