Flying under the radar

<span style="font-style: italic;">The mysteries behind F.M. Ring and other press-shy players</span>

In the West 20s, the name “F.M. Ring Associates” is emblazoned on the sides of numerous buildings. The fading mural-like advertisements look like relics from a bygone era. Brokers say much of Ring’s valuable portfolio, most of which is in the prime neighborhoods of Gramercy, Chelsea and Flatiron, sits strangely empty. This month, The Real Deal looks at the mystery of the Ring family and profiles a host of big under-the-radar players in New York.

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