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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.

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
  • Address 3560 and 4168 Broadway
  • Neighborhood Harlem
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 19,000,000
  • 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 Douglaston Plaza
  • Neighborhood Douglaston
  • Borough Queens
  • Price $ 60,000,000
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Barney's landlord makes buy

12/01/2014
The firm, led by CEO Ben Ashkenazy and President Michael Alpert, bought 16 properties worth just over $1.3 billion...