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  • Donald Trump

    Donald Trump

    If you waded through the tech whiz kids, media moguls and billionaire hedge funders on the Forbes 400 list of America’s richest people, you may have spotted a few familiar faces (and one particularly bronzed face) from the New York real estate industry. Click here for a video featuring all of the city-based real estate players who made the list.

  • From left: SoHo and Hudson Square, Lenox Hill and Upper East Side

    From left: SoHo and Hudson Square, Lenox Hill and Upper East Side

    New York City may not be home to the United States’ most expensive ZIP code, but it took more than half of the top 10 spots on Forbes’ annual list of the country’s priciest areas. [more]

  • From left: 60 Fifth Avenue and 499 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City

    From left: 60 Fifth Avenue and 499 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City

    Forbes Media is departing its longtime home in Greenwich Village, at 60 Fifth Avenue, and relocating its 350 employees to Jersey City. [more]

  • Jamestown CEO Matt Bronfman

    Jamestown Properties may abandon a deal to buy a Fifth Avenue office building after the tenant, a unit of financial publisher Forbes Media, repeatedly failed to pay rent, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing anonymous sources familiar with the situation.

    Jamestown, the Atlanta-based developer that is also seeking to expand the Chelsea Market, was set to pay $115 million for the 11-story property. But shortly after the company struck a deal with the building’s owner, RFR Realty, in July, the Forbes unit stopped paying rent, sources told the Journal. [more]

  • From left: real estate billionaires Donald Trump, Mort Zuckerman and Stephen Schwarzman

    Forbes Magazine’s annual billionaire list is out, and Richard LeFrak and the Blackstone Group’s Stephen Schwarzman tied for the top spot occupied by a real estate baron: #63, the New York Observer reported. Both men show a net worth of $5.2 billion, according to Forbes. [more]


  • From left: Oren Alexander, Eric Trump, Caroline Bass and Jared Seligman

    Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Oren Alexander and Eric Trump of the Trump Organization are just two of New York real estate industry’s most promising young upstarts named among Forbes’ “Top 30 Under 30” list, a ranking of the country’s rising stars in various industries.

    An Elliman vice president, Alexander made it onto the list after selling close to $100 million in homes at age 24, Forbes said. The New York and Miami broker is currently listing a $60 million private resort property at 3 Indian Creek in Miami Beach. Trump, meanwhile, has worked on more than 70 projects for his father’s company, including Chicago’s Trump Hotel & Tower and has been instrumental in expanding Trump’s golf course portfolio. Eric is 27 years old. … [more]

  • People living in the country’s priciest and glitziest zip codes haven’t escaped the foreclosure crisis, according to recent data cited by Forbes, with northern North Jersey and southern New York having the largest total number of pricey neighborhoods riddled by foreclosures in the nation. Among these pricey neighborhoods are Great Neck and Old Wesbury.

    Loss of income may be the most common reason for foreclosures in pricey neighborhoods but experts say they’re seeing a rise in the number of strategic foreclosures on that end of the market.


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    Top row from left: Solow Building Owner Sheldon Solow, Boston Properties Chairman Mort Zuckerman, LeFrak Organization Chairman Richard LeFrak, investor John Paulson; Bottom row from left: Donald Trump, Tishman Speyer Chairman Jerry Speyer, Blackstone Group Founder Stephen Schwarzman, Red Apple Group CEO John Catsimatidis and Related Companies Founder Stephen Ross

    Of the 63 New York City residents to make Forbes new list of the 400 richest people in America at least 13 are closely tied to the real estate industry. For example, the third richest New Yorker, right after businessman David Koch and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is John Paulson, who made billions betting against the housing market right before the crash. He’s the 17th richest person in the country, according to Forbes, with a net worth of $15.5 billion.

    The 60th richest American is New York City real estate magnate Richard LeFrak, who is worth $5 billion thanks in part to the large housing developments he owns. He’s 10th among city residents. … [more]

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    Top row, from left: Stephen Ross, Leonard Stern, Richard LeFrak. Bottom row, from left: Donald Trump, Steven Ross, Mort Zuckerman.

    With a net worth of $22 billion, David Koch, executive vice president of consumer products conglomerate Koch Industries, is the richest man in New York, beating out the $18.1 billion Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who’s runner-up for that title, and the $16 billion hedge fund king John Paulson, in third. But according to Forbes’ 2011 list of the world’s billionaires, New York is home to a whopping 68 individuals with net worths in the 10- and 11-digit range, and naturally, many of them made their fortunes in New York City real estate (see The Real Deal’s November 2010 cover story, “Billionaire’s real estate club”). Click here for the latest list of the industry’s richest. TRD

  • New York City ranked sixth among the list of the top 10 worst-selling housing markets, according to Forbes, due in part to its 13 percent sales price drop between 2008 and 2009, and the 13 percent rise in inventory over the same time period. Other cities that have proven hostile to sellers, according to the ranking, are Milwaukee, Wis. and Denver, Colo., which came in first and second places, respectively. Although the report includes data on just single-family homes and not condo units, experts who weighed in on the data determined that those cities with a large presence of condos, like New York City and San Francisco, may have suffered more in the downturn. “Housing gets pulled up along with condos because the luxury market sets the bar so high,” Jonathan Miller, appraiser and president of Miller Samuel, said. “When that market freezes up, sales on single-family homes drop more than they would otherwise.” According to Forbes, it’s that influence that led to New York City’s high rank on the list — “the condominium market has a far greater impact [there] than it does on other cities’ real estate markets.” Conspicuously absent from the list was Detroit, which has seen its housing market suffer tremendously during the economic downturn but did not have readily available sale price data and therefore could not be included.

  • NYU buys Forbes building

    January 07, 2010 05:14PM
    The Forbes building at 60 Fifth Avenue and Michael Alfano, NYU executive vice president

    New York University has purchased the Forbes building at 60 Fifth Avenue at the corner of 12th Street, according to a press release from Forbes magazine, the seller. The eight-story, 122,500-square-foot structure was built in 1924 for book publisher MacMillian & Company, owned by the family of the late British PM Harold MacMillian. Forbes magazine moved into the building in 1962. The building was originally listed for sale in 2007 with Cushman & Wakefield. The New York Post reported last month that the publishing company was
    close to a deal for $55 million, which a Forbes spokesperson flatly
    denied. The terms of today’s deal were not disclosed, but Forbes said no broker was involved in the deal. Forbes will be staying in the building as a tenant under a five-year lease-back agreement. The building will be used for academic purposes, as the school looks to expand its properties through “community-oriented planning principles,” according to a written statement from Michael Alfano, NYU executive vice president. The school has had a long-term expansion plan in the works, with an “emphasis on acquiring existing structures rather than resorting to new construction,” Alfano said. The plan has met with some community opposition, with neighborhood activists claiming that it has outgrown the region and should look beyond Greenwich Village for future expansion. TRD[more]

  • The Forbes headquarters at 60 Fifth Avenue is rumored to be close to contract for roughly 60 percent off the original asking price, in what would be the latest in a string of sales the publishing moguls have made amid sliding advertising revenues industry-wide. Forbes Media originally listed the 144,000-square-foot building for $140 million in 2007 with Cushman & Wakefield. After a potential buyer walked away from a deposit on a $120 million deal, the company was asking $80 million for the property, with a three-year lease back agreement for $3 million each year. Now, sources told the Post that Forbes may sell for $55 million, or just $380 per square foot, to an unidentified buyer. A Forbes spokesperson said no contract has been signed, and flatly denied that the $55 million price tag was a possibility. [Post]

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    From left: billionaire Michael Jaharis, 1049 Fifth Avenue

    Billionaire Michael Jaharis, who made his money in pharmaceuticals, has purchased a 3,333-square-foot condominium unit at 1049 Fifth Avenue at 86th Street. Jaharis, who ranked 376th this year on Forbes Magazine’s billionaire list, paid $6.7 million for the apartment, 24 percent less than the sale price last fall of a similar apartment on the floor below. Jaharis’ lawyer, Steven Aronoff, said the unit would probably be used as a guest apartment. Jaharis, whose net worth, according to the Forbes list, is $1.9 billion, already has an apartment at neighboring 1040 Fifth Avenue. … [more]