Eliot Spitzer is a New York real estate developer, lawyer, and former Democratic Party politician. In public office, he first served as the Attorney General of the State of New York from 1999 to 2006, and was then elected as the state’s 54th governor in 2007.
Spitzer is the son of the well-known New York developer Bernard Spitzer, whose Spitzer Engineering built several famous residential properties such as The Corinthian (once the largest apartment building in New York City) and 200 Central Park South. Since leaving public office, Eliot Spitzer has recently taken up the reigns of his late father’s business, and is currently developing sites on the waterfront in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and at Hudson Yards in Manhattan. Earlier this year, Spitzer sold the Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to Jeff Sutton and General Growth Properties for $1.78 billion, marking a record for the highest price per square foot ever paid for an entire office building in New York.
In addition to his careers in real estate and government, Spitzer has anchored politics and current events television shows on CNN and Current TV, and has penned numerous columns for Slate magazine and other publications.