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Ben Ashkenazy

CEO
Ashkenazy Acquisition
150 East 58th Street
New York, NY
(212) 213-4444 x236
Website

Ben Ashkenazy is the chief executive, chairman, and founder of Ashkenazy Acquisition, a New York City-based firm that invests in retail and office real estate and says it has a portfolio of over 100 buildings worth $7 billion in total.

Ashkenazy, who grew up in Lawrence, Long Island, founded his namesake firm in 1987. Ashkenazy focuses on the management operations side of the business, Ashkenazy President Michael Alpert told the New York Times in 2012.

The firm's portfolio now includes 660 Madison, which is occupied by the luxury department store Barneys New York, and many other retail condominiums in shopping districts throughout Manhattan. Ben's father, Izzy Ashkenazy, is a businessman also involved in real estate. Ben Ashkenazy made his first acquisition at 17, then continued investing and never made it to college.

He told the New York Daily News in 2001 he was attending night classes at Adelphi University, a private, nonsectarian university in Nassau County, and was six credits shy of graduating. Ashkenazy Acquisition also owns 656 Sixth Avenue, an erstwhile church that housed the Limelight nightclub.


05/30/18
...Barneys Madison storefront, Ben Ashkenazy (Credit: Wikipedia Commons) As the divide widens over an appropriate rent for prime ground-floor...

05/11/18
...hotel’s minority owners aren’t having it. Ben Ashkenazy’s Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation and Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal exercised their right of...

05/08/18
...The Plaza Hotel, Al Waleed bin Talal and Ben Ashkenazy (Credit: Getty Images) The minority owners of the Plaza Hotel have countered two upstart...

05/03/18
...head Kamran Hakim, an attorney for Roy, and Ben Ashkenazy did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Khan, the founder of Chimera Group...

04/04/18
...the third dispensary permitted to open in Manhattan. Ben Ashkenazy’s Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation purchased the 17,000-square-foot building in 1997 and had an office there...

01/19/18
...for comment. The Midtown-based Ashkenazy Acquisition, headed by Ben Ashkenazy and Michael Alpert, bought the 300,000-square-foot mall for $58.1 million in 2004, property records show. Macy...

01/09/18
...From left: 150 East 74th Street, Ben Ashkenazy and Daniel Levy The Sephardic Academy of Manhattan bought a six-story building on the...

11/14/17
...of his 25 percent stake in the Plaza to Ben Ashkenazy...

11/06/17
...and holding real estate in the five boroughs, Ben Ashkenazy scored an industry coup a few months ago when he bought a minority stake...

11/01/17
...city owns. We also have a profile on Ben Ashkenazy, who has a minority stake in The Plaza Hotel and is angling to buy...

...city owns. We also have a profile on Ben Ashkenazy, who has a minority stake in the Plaza Hotel and is angling to buy...

...and holding real estate in the five boroughs, Ben Ashkenazy scored an industry coup a few months ago when he bought a minority stake...

10/18/17
...Stern took 150th place and valued at $4.5 billion. Ben Ashkenazy and Jeff Sutton tied for the 172nd spot, each with a net worth of...

08/15/17
...From left: 666 Fifth Avenue, Ben Ashkenazy, Aaron Jungreis and Gary Barnett New York City's real estate industry is a maze...

05/31/17
...Ben Ashkenazy and 690 Madison Avenue Ashkenazy Acquisition is looking to Sell The Madison Avenue home of...

05/25/17
...From left: The Plaza Hotel, Ashkenazy Acquisition's CEO Ben Ashkenazy and Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal (Credit: Getty Images) Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation has teamed...

03/31/17
...Ben Ashkenazy and 522 Fifth Avenue Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation and DekaBank are looking to sell the newly...

09/30/16
...From left: Ben Ashkenazy and the New York Marriott East Side on Lexington Avenue Ashkenazy Acquisition and Deka...

08/08/16
...Ben Ashkenazy and the site at 609 Eighth Avenue A Garment District block that’s got more...

07/05/16
...Ben Ashkenazy and the NYLO Hotel on the Upper West Side Ben Ashkenazy sealed up his...

06/28/16
...From left: Ben Ashkenazy and the Nylo New York City Hotel at 2178 Broadway on the Upper West Side...

05/26/16
...Ben Ashkenazy and Eduardo Elzstain Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation made a bid for a controlling stake in...

02/23/16
...From left: 4162 Broadway, Ben Ashkenazy and 240 Wythe Avenue UPDATED: Feb. 29 5:10 p.m: 1.) The Jewish Theological Society sold a 50-unit...

02/23/16
...for Gigi Ashkenazy, daughter of real estate investor Ben Ashkenazy. The rapper, who's half Jewish, performed his hits at an extravagant party at the...

02/15/16
...Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side (inset: Ben Ashkenazy) An Upper East Side locksmith claims Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. is locking him out from...
Ashkenazy Acquisition
150 East 58th Street, New York, NY, (212) 213-4444
Daniel Levy is a partner at Ashkenazy Acquisition, a New York City-based firm...
Ashkenazy Acquisition
150 East 58th Street, New York, NY, (212) 213-4444
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Ashkenazy Acquisition, President and Vice Chairman
150 East 58th Street, New York, NY, (212) 213-4444
Michael Alpert is the president and vice chairman of Ashkenazy Acquisition, a New...
  • Event Sales
  • Address 300 West 145th Street
  • Neighborhood Central Harlem
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 50,000
  • Price $ 21,500,000
  • Price per foot $ 430.00
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The retail property sold for $21.5 million. Tenants include a Pathmark supermarket, Carver Federal Savings Bank and a local nursery school operator.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name 3560 and 4168 Broadway
  • Address 4168 Broadway
  • Neighborhood Washington Heights
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 19,000,000
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The properties sold for $19 million, Crain's reported.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 3560 and 4168 Broadway
  • Neighborhood Harlem
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 19,000,000
  • Event Sales
  • Address Douglaston Plaza
  • Neighborhood Douglaston
  • Borough Queens
  • Price $ 60,000,000
notes
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