The Real Deal New York

Meet the Landlord: Aaron Shirian

Lions Group NYC exec on growing up in real estate and developing Long Island City
By Mark Maurer | January 13, 2016 03:20PM

From the January issue: You are the second generation of a family real estate firm. At what point did you come into the business?

I’ve been immersed in the business since I was born. I was pretty much raised on construction sites. When I was growing up, I didn’t have toys. My dad bought me tools. Since we started developing in Long Island City [in 2004], I’ve been going over architectural plans and interior design, as well as modeling deals and helping [the brokerage] Modern Spaces brand the buildings. I worked there during high school. [more]