Trump, Zuckerman, Speyer among list of NYC’s 150 most influential

December 22, 2010 02:37PM

Top row, from left: Howard and Steve Rubenstein, Donald Trump, Mort Zuckerman; bottom row, from left: Jerry Speyer, Dottie Herman and Pamela Liebman

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the most powerful man in New York City — so says the New York Observer, which released its annual list of the top 150 most powerful New Yorkers. This year’s ranking included 24 influential real estate players, including real estate PR bigwigs Howard and Steve Rubenstein of Rubenstein Communications (ranked 17th and 78th, respectively), Donald Trump (19th), Boston Properties honcho Mort Zuckerman (20th), Tishman Speyer co-founder Jerry Speyer, Prudential Douglas Elliman CEO Dottie Herman (53rd) and Pamela Liebman, president and CEO of the Corcoran Group (89th). The list included a handful of surprises, including newcomer Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian oligarch whose investment in Atlantic Yards was instrumental in the development’s success — his ranking in 38th place dramatically outpaced the project’s actual developer, Bruce Ratner, who trailed in the 106th slot. Also on the list were Amanda Burden, director of the New York City Department of City Planning in 30th place, Related Companies CEO Stephen Ross, who came in at 33rd place, and Marc Holliday, the CEO of SL Green who was ranked 54th. TRD