The odds makers in Vegas traded Seattle for Denver as Super Bowl favorites just hours after the conference championship games ended. And the Broncos remain a tenuous two-point favorite for the big game at the time of writing. The New York real estate industry doesn’t like an underdog story, it seems, as all but one respondent to The Commercial Observer’srequest for picks opted for the Broncos.
“The Manning juju is strong at the Meadowlands,” said Jordan Barowitz of the Durst Organization, referring to Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, who will play the game on brother Eli’s home turf. Fellow Giants fan David Greene of MHP Real Estate Services would like to see Peyton match Eli’s two Super Bowl rings but went for Seattle on the basis of the Seahawks’ more potent running game. Lindsay Ornstein of Transwestern even brought in a ringer for her pick, enlisting her husband, Gus, a former NFL journeyman quarterback. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, the chairman of Related Companies, stayed within his team’s conference, picking the Broncos to win. Below, the picks and score predictions for Sunday’s game.
Stephen Ross Chairman and founder, Related Companies; owner, Miami Dolphins Broncos over Seahawks, no score prediction
Ziel Feldman Founder and managing principal, HFZ Capital Broncos 24–17 Seahawks
Jordan Barowitz Director of external affairs, Durst Organization Broncos 24–17 Seahawks
William Elder Executive vice president, RXR Realty Broncos 27–17 Seahawks
Jason Meister Vice president, Avison Young Broncos 31–24 Seahawks
Jeffrey Roseman Executive vice president and principal, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Broncos 37–14 Seahawks
Kirill Azovtsev Broker, Jones Lang LaSalle Broncos 27–24 Seahawks
Ashkán Zandieh Director of tech advisory and brokerage, ABS Partners Real Estate Broncos 28–20 Seahawks
David Zar Managing member, Zar Property Broncos 35–27 Seahawks
Bob Knakal Chairman, Massey Knakal Realty Services Broncos 28–24 Seahawks
Faith Hope Consolo Broker, Douglas Elliman Retail Broncos 17–10 Seahawks
David Greene Principal, MHP Real Estate Services Seahawks 34–31 Broncos
Lindsay & Gus Ornstein Principal, Transwestern; Former NCAA and NFL QB Broncos 27–20 Seahawks
Dan Fasulo Managing director, Real Capital Analytics Broncos 24–21 Seahawks