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From the archives: The king of contrarians

Behind George Comfort's $590 million buy, which was the biggest after Wall Street's fall

October 10, 2015 01:00PM
By David Jones

peter_duncan_illustration.jpgPeter Duncan, the president of George Comfort & Sons, would probably not be faulted by many in the real estate community for whooping it up with a big “I told you so” to all those who predicted he would never seal the deal on the purchase of Worldwide Plaza. But unlike many of his contemporaries, Duncan refuses to take a victory lap to celebrate the deal, or boast about his prowess in timing the market.

“It’s like any acquisition. Buyer’s remorse kicked in immediately,” Duncan told The Real Deal, in a half-joking sort of way. Read the full story from the September 2009 issue here.