The Real Deal New York

Witkoff: the savvy strategist

The developer prides himself on being able to change his real estate plans on a dime
By Adam Piore | January 13, 2014 10:30AM

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]