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Howard Lorber

Chairman
Douglas Elliman|Vector Group|New Valley
712 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
212.891.5940
Website

Howard Lorber is the chairman of Prudential Douglas Elliman, a residential brokerage in New York that has national reach. He is also the president and chief executive of Vector Group Ltd., the NYSE-listed parent company of the brokerage. That firm is also the holding company for several tobacco businesses. Lorber and business partner Dottie Herman bought control of the Prudential Douglas Elliman for nearly $72 million in 2003. In 2011, Vector Group partnered with the Witkoff Group to buy 1107 Broadway from Lehman Brothers for $190 million.

Lorber, who was born in 1948 in the Bronx, grew up in Paramus, New Jersey, and attended Long Island University, also serves as the executive chairman of food company Nathan's Famous, known for its hot dogs. He is married to Thea Hallman, and his son Michael Lorber is a real estate broker at Douglas Elliman.

  • Event Sales
  • Address 225 East 63rd Street
  • Neighborhood Lenox Hill
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 44,500,000
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The operating lease for the Renoir House sold for $44.5 million, the New York Post reported.
Manhattan, 10019
VECTOR GROUP (HOWARD LORBER), SYMPHONY CP ( PARK LANE ) OWNER LLC
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02/01/2018
(Illustration by Øivind Hovland) UPDATED, Feb. 1, 9:30 p.m.: Few of the city’s residential brokerage were sorry to see 2017 close out. Why would they (Illustration by Øivind Hovland) UPDATED, Feb. 1, 9:30 p.m.: Few of the city’s residential brokerage were sorry to see 2017 close out. Why would they...

12/28/2017
In one important way, condominiums had a banner year in 2017. Though closings were about par for the course and contract volume was nothing toIn one important way, condominiums had a banner year in 2017. Though closings were about par for the course and contract volume was nothing to...

10/01/2017
The firm, for example, represented JPMorgan Chase in a $748 million first-mortgage and mezzanine financing package it provided in November for the 39-story hotel-and-retail tower at 20 Times Square that the Witkoff Group, Howard Lorber’s Vector Group, Ian Schrager and several others are building...

02/24/2017
In 2015, Corcoran Sunshine, Manhattan’s top new development marketing firm, was awash in new business. That year, its brokers picked up an unprecedented $10 billion-plus in In 2015, Corcoran Sunshine, Manhattan’s top new development marketing firm, was awash in new business. That year, its brokers picked up an unprecedented $10 billion-plus in...

12/20/2016
LeBow bought the full-floor condo in April, joining partner Howard Lorber, who bought a half-floor unit on the 67th floor...

05/01/2016
Continuing its dominant streak, Douglas Elliman clocked in at No. 1 with the highest number of agents, number of listings and listing dollar volume. The firm, headed by Dottie Herman and Howard Lorber, amassed an impressive $5.2 billion worth of exclusives, up roughly 25 percent from $4.2 billion a year ago...

01/05/2016
(Credit: Jean Porter) TRD Special Report: When the heiress Bunny Mellon died in 2014 at age 103, Sotheby’s sold her art collection â€' with pieces from (Credit: Jean Porter) TRD Special Report: When the heiress Bunny Mellon died in 2014 at age 103, Sotheby’s sold her art collection â€' with pieces from...

07/21/2015
The top 10 is rounded out by Steve Witkoff, Fisher Brothers and Howard Lorber’s 111 Murray Street in Tribeca (155 units, $973 million sellout); Shaoul’s Post Luminaria at 385 First Avenue in Gramercy Park (138 units, $177 million sellout); Bizzi & Partners’ 96 Varick Street in Soho (115 units, no sellout price detailed); Toll Brothers’ 959 First Avenue in Turtle Bay (113 units, $271 million sellout) and Aby Rosen’s 100 East 53rd Street in Midtown (99 units, $763 million sellout)...

06/01/2015
From left: Michael Shvo and Stephen Roth When Gary Barnett’s Extell Development began building One57 in 2011, he secured a $700 million construction loan from From left: Michael Shvo and Stephen Roth When Gary Barnett’s Extell Development began building One57 in 2011, he secured a $700 million construction loan from...

05/01/2015
As it did last year, Elliman ranked at the top of TRD’s list for both number of agents and dollar volume of listings. The firm, headed by Dottie Herman and Howard Lorber, had a 17 percent increase in listings dollar volume from last year...

02/01/2014
“Commercial banks are still relatively conservative, but for borrowers they like, they can get very aggressive,” said Michaels, who completed deals last year to finance a redevelopment of 101 Murray Street for a joint venture of the Witkoff Group, Howard Lorber and Fisher Brothers, among others...

05/01/2013
While the Corcoran Group â€' Manhattan’s second-largest residential brokerage â€' may have seen its listing count drop in the last year, it led the borough While the Corcoran Group â€' Manhattan’s second-largest residential brokerage â€' may have seen its listing count drop in the last year, it led the borough...

11/01/2012
Last month, an investment group including Steven Witkoff, Howard Lorber’s Vector Group and Michael Ashner’s real estate investment trust, Winthrop Realty Trust, purchased 701 Seventh Avenue in Times Square, with plans to build several levels of retail with a 475-room hotel on top...

05/01/2009
Howard Lorber, the chairman of Elliman, said his company has been actively working to pry market share away from Corcoran and other competitors...