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The Real Deal Los Angeles

WATCH: Steve Witkoff, unplugged: The developer on getting his start, his friendship with Trump, betting on the LA market & more

"I suffer from wanting to be well-liked and the fear of failure."
By Alistair Gardiner | June 12, 2017 03:30PM

From TRD New York: Before he became one of New York’s biggest developers, Steve Witkoff was a frayed shirt-wearing lawyer billing the very crowd he would later become a part of.

“Every day you were representing these swashbuckling guys who were entrepreneurial in their spirits,” Witkoff said of his clients at Dreyer & Traub, who included the likes of Peter Kalikow, Arthur Cohen and Howard Lorber. “They felt like the rock stars to me!”

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