The Real Deal New York

Business tycoon Ron Burkle ramps up NYC real estate buys

By Guelda Voien | May 03, 2012 10:30AM

From the May issue: Ronald Burkle is known for many things: the billions he made in the grocery business, his now-sour relationship with former President Bill Clinton, even being the godfather to rapper P. Diddy’s children. But until recently, New York City real estate was not on that list. Indeed, Burkle — head of Los Angeles–based private equity firm Yucaipa — was focused more on investing in companies like Whole Foods and Barnes & Noble than on the Manhattan property market. [more]