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  • SteveWitkoff150Charles

    From left: Steve Witkoff and renderings of 150 Charles Street in West Village

    It took just 12 weeks for developer Steve Witkoff to sell out 150 Charles when the 91-unit West Village condominium building launched in 2013. Two years later, a handful of units are back on the market after the developer offered buyers the rare option of flipping their contracts, The Real Deal has learned. [more]

  • From left: Ofer Yardeni, Michael Stoler, Steve Witkoff and Peter D'Arcy

    From left: Ofer Yardeni (credit: STUDIO SCRIVO), Michael Stoler, Steve Witkoff and Peter D’Arcy

    The city’s real estate developers and financiers gathered Monday to discuss the Israeli bond market, 421a and other key industry trends at Michael Stoler’s New York Real Estate Summit at the CUNY Graduate Center. [more]

  • Rendering of 111 Murray Street in Tribeca (credit: KPF) (inset: Steve Witkoff)

    Rendering of 111 Murray Street in Tribeca (credit: KPF) (inset: Steve Witkoff)

    Steve Witkoff expressed support for the EB-5 federal visa program at a panel discussion Monday morning, while expressing his belief that the program “is going to change” when up for renewal before Congress this fall. [more]

  • Zuckerman Witkoff

    From left: Mort Zuckerman and Steve Witkoff

    Developer Steve Witkoff is expected to lodge a bid for Mort Zuckerman’s New York Daily News, according to reports.

    The newspaper, owned by Boston Properties executive chair Zuckerman, faces a preliminary May 18 auction deadline and Witkoff is said to be one of three bidders for the publication. [more]

  • Dean Skelos

    From left: Rob Speyer, Steve Witkoff, Charles Dorego and Dean Skelos

    Tishman Speyer, Glenwood Management and the Witkoff Group are among the major New York City real estate developers enmeshed in the Dean Skelos and Sheldon Silver criminal cases this year. [more]

  • From left: Steve Witkoff, 30 Central Park South and Gary Barnett

    From left: Steve Witkoff, 30 Central Park South and Gary Barnett

    Extell Development’s Gary Barnett has approached the co-op board of 30 Central Park South — a former hotel that now primarily houses dentists’ offices — about a possible purchase. The move could make it challenging for Steve Witkoff and Harry Macklowe, who own the nearby Park Lane Hotel as well as an adjacent rental building, to build a supertall structure at the Park Lane site. [more]

  • The Real Deal‘s hottest stories of 2014

    December 30, 2014 12:48PM

    Top from left: 834 Fifth Avenue, Jared Kushner, 432 Park Avenue and WeWork’s Miguel McKelvey and Adam Neumann. Middle from left: Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes, One World Trade Center, Bob Knakal and Paul Massey and Durst’s West 57th Street project. Bottom from left: The Ritz-Carlton at Battery Park City, Andrew Heiberger and Joe Sitt, 520 Park Avenue and Gary Barnett.

    As the year winds down to a close, The Real Deal looks back on the big deals, attention-grabbing broker moves and record numbers that made 2014 one for the books. [more]

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  • From left: Mark Geragos, 7 West 24th Street and Steve Witkoff

    From left: Mark Geragos, 7 West 24th Street and Steve Witkoff

    Attorney-to-the-stars Mark Geragos is planning to convert a mixed-use building next door to Steve Witkoff’s 10 Madison Square West.  [more]

  • From left: Steve Witkoff, 40 West 57th Street and Richard LeFrak

    From left: Steve Witkoff, 40 West 57th Street and Richard LeFrak

    Steve Witkoff is shifting shop to the LeFrak Organization’s 40 West 57th Street in the Plaza District, The Real Deal has learned.   [more]

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    From left: Park Lane Hotel and Steve Witkoff

    A small group is looking to secure landmark status for the Park Lane Hotel at 36 Central Park South, and some insiders see the hand of a special interest guiding the effort.

    People with knowledge of the campaign told the New York Times the landmark backers are likely acting on behalf of someone who doesn’t want to see a new 850-foot tower move forward, such as a rival developer or wealthy condo owner in a nearby home. The property – the last jewel in Leona Helmsley’s massive estate crown – sold to a partnership that included developers Harry Macklowe and Steve Witkoff for $660 million. [more]

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  • witkoff

    From left: A rendering of the $35 million penthouse at 10 Madison Square West (Credit: Rode) and Steve Witkoff

    Why settle for just one ostentatious penthouse when, with a little creativity, you could easily have another? Steven Witkoff’s 10 Madison Square West is combining two apartments to create a full-floor apartment on the 22nd floor, which will hit the market today asking $35 million. [more]

  • Steve Witkoff

    Steve Witkoff

    Developer Steven Witkoff said when he started out back in the 1980s, he learned to use a gun — which he sometimes carried in his gym bag.

    “They were very difficult days up there, and I had a lot of scares,” he recalled. “We owned a building on 143th and Broadway and it was a very, very rough neighborhood in those days, tremendous heroin dealing and cocaine dealing, and multiple times we were in situations where we heard gunshots or we were inside a building and we were threatened.” [more]

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  • From left: rendering of 626 First Avenue and Michael Stern

    From left: rendering of 626 First Avenue and Michael Stern

    A spokesman for JDS Development has rubbished an allegation that a crane on the site of Michael Stern’s 616 First Avenue development punched a hole in an adjacent school. The Real Deal reported the allegation, which was cited in a complaint filed with the Department of Buildings, yesterday. [more]

  • From left: Ian Schrager and the interior of his Public hotel in Chicago

    From left: Ian Schrager and the interior of his Public hotel in Chicago

    While bringing a pair of Marriott Edition hotels to Manhattan, hotelier Ian Schrager was working on a project of his own. [more]

  • From left: Steve Witcoff, view from a kiteboard, Billy Macklowe

    From left: Steve Witkoff, view from a kiteboard, Billy Macklowe

    Instead of bragging about their latest developments at industry events, real estate executives lately are wrapped up in conversations over their adventurous lifestyle. [more]

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  • Witkoff: the savvy strategist

    January 13, 2014 10:30AM
    Steve Witkoff

    Steve Witkoff

    From the January issue: It was the kind of chance encounter Steven Witkoff could only have dreamt about back when he was a young attorney pulling 90-hour workweeks at Dreyer & Traub in the late 1970s.

    Back then, the firm’s swashbuckling clients included Peter Kalikow, Donald Trump, Arthur Cohen, and — the standout in Witkoff’s eyes — Howard Lorber, who cruised around in a cream-colored Rolls Royce convertible with the top down smoking a cigar. [more]

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    Hoffman Auto Showroom at 430 Park Avenue in 1955 (Credit: Esto)

    year_in_review The conclusion of another year marks the loss of the latest batch of landmarked buildings and longstanding, lived-in real estate in the New York City area. Some owners caved to the pressures of widespread redevelopment — and others found their properties literally caving. Read on for a look back at some of the sites that have disappeared — or are set to vanish. [more]

  • 150-charles

    150 Charles rendering and Steve Witkoff

    A year after 11 West Village residents filed a lawsuit over alleged zoning improprieties to halt the construction of 150 Charles Street, more are joining the protest, though this time they are adopting a different legal strategy. Author Jean-Louis Bourgeois plans to file a lawsuit alleging that the 98-spot parking lot at the Witkoff Group’s 15-story condominium conversion violates the federal Clean Air Act. [more]

  • Steve Witkoff and 10 Madison Square West

    Steve Witkoff and 10 Madison Square West

    Under a month after the Witkoff Group’s condominium conversion project at 10 Madison Square West launched sales, nearly 60 percent of its 125 units are already in contract, illustrating the frenzied demand for high-end residential properties, the Wall Street Journal reported.

    “If you get lucky, a market makes you look smarter than you are,” developer Steven Witkoff told the Journal. Though Witkoff expected strong sales, the demand has well surpassed his expectations when he bought the property in 2011, he added. [more]

  • Steven Witkoff and the Park Lane Hotel

    Steven Witkoff and the Park Lane Hotel

    A partnership led by Steven Witkoff’s Witkoff Group has reached an agreement with the estate of Leona Helmsley to buy the Park Lane Hotel on Central Park South for north of $650 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. [more]