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VIDEO: Kuafu’s Dvorett on wooing foreign capital

ICYMI: Former VP of development at Extell chats at TRD Forum

June 15, 2015 03:46PM

Despite having “deep respect” for Gary Barnett, former Extell Development executive Jeff Dvorett saw foreign capital as the future of New York City and decided to seize an opportunity to join Chinese real estate investment firm Kuafu Properties in 2014.

Dvorett, who supervised projects like One57 as vice president of development at Extell, opened up about his move to Kuafu during The Real Deal‘s New Development Showcase & Forum in May. In an exclusive one-on-one interview with TRD managing editor Jill Noonan, Dvorett talks about wooing Chinese investment, navigating the challenges of working with foreign capital and more. — TRD