From the December issue: In Brooklyn, any ranking of top real estate developers is dominated by a familiar list of marquee firms led by Forest City Ratner and Two Trees Development. But rankings can be deceiving. Outside the spotlight, the borough’s middle-market is seeing a cast of fast-rising newcomers and shadowy figures who are aggressively marking their turf.
From a tight-knit Hasidic clan in South Williamsburg to a small up-and-coming Midtown Manhattan firm, these developers and investors rebuilding Brooklyn are not always in plain sight. [more]