WATCH: Steve Witkoff recalls meeting Howard Lorber for the first time

The developer describes meeting Howard Lorber outside Cipriani on a rainy day

TRD New York /
Jun.June 13, 2017 04:32 PM

While practicing law at Dreyer & Traub, Steve Witkoff represented some of the city’s top real estate players — and often yearned to be seated at the opposite side of the table.

“It was a who’s who list of real estate entrepreneurs in the city of New York,” Witkoff said during an exclusive one-on-one sit-down with The Real Deal’s Hiten Samtani. “So you couldn’t help as a young lawyer wanting to do what they did.”

In the interview, Witkoff recounted his earliest memories of Howard Lorber, who would pull up to the law firm’s headquarters in a “cream-colored, drop-top Rolls-Royce.”

Watch the video above, and to see the conversation in full, click here.

Produced by Alistair Gardiner and Kerry Barger. Interview conducted by Hiten Samtani. 

For more videos, visit The Real Deal’s YouTube page.

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