Vanilla Ice talks to The Real Deal about his real estate career

TRD New York /
Jun.June 24, 2010 10:30 AM

Van Winkle’s new show, “The Vanilla Ice Project,” highlights a budding real estate empire

Vanilla Ice

From the South Florida website: In the early 1990s, Robert Van Winkle, a.k.a. Vanilla Ice, took the music world by storm with his album, “To The Extreme,” and “Ice Ice Baby,” the first hip-hop single to be number one on Billboard. But Vanilla Ice also has an extensive history in real estate, beginning with a series of smart purchases around the country in his late teens, and now a broad house flipping and remodeling empire. Now, Vanilla Ice, 42, has a new show premiering on the DIY Network this fall, “The Vanilla Ice Project,” on which he and his team of remodelers completely gut and renovate a foreclosed Wellington mansion. He also has created Car Lofts in Delray Beach, a new garage-condo hybrid concept, with garages on the first floor and loft apartments on the second, something he envisions as a national franchise. Wellington resident Van Winkle, whose record with British band Jedward rose to number one in the United Kingdom, talked to The Real Deal about his investment history, how he got into house flipping and his real estate future. [more]

 

Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(Image by Wolfgang & Hite via Dezeen)

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys
Cammeby's International Group founder Rubin Schron and, from top: 194-05 67th Avenue, 189-15 73rd Avenue and 64-05 186th Lane (Credit: Google Maps)

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio
Wendy Silverstein (Credit: Getty Images)

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out
Retail bankruptcies are on pace to surpass those filed in 2010, while store closings have already passed those from 2019, according to a report (Getty)

Retail bankruptcies on pace to rival 2010: report

Retail bankruptcies on pace to rival 2010: report
(Getty)

“On the verge of a tragedy:” The stark numbers of a pandemic-hit NYC

“On the verge of a tragedy:” The stark numbers of a pandemic-hit NYC
Highgate’s Mahmood Khimji (left) and Mehdi Khimji (Credit: Kelly Taub/BFA.com)

Colony deal puts Highgate among biggest hotel owners

Colony deal puts Highgate among biggest hotel owners
Arker Companies principal Alex Arker and 51-19 Beach Channel Drive in Edgemere (Arker Companies; Google Maps)

Arker Companies begins massive redevelopment of former Queens hospital

Arker Companies begins massive redevelopment of former Queens hospital
Spencer Rascoff (Getty; iStock)

Zillow co-founder Spencer Rascoff to start blank-check company

Zillow co-founder Spencer Rascoff to start blank-check company
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...