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    Howard Lutnick

    Chairman and CEO
    BGC Partners
    499 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10022
    (164) 634-6700

    Howard W. Lutnick is chairman and chief executive officer of BGC Partners, Inc., a global brokerage company serving the wholesale financial and real estate markets. In addition, Mr. Lutnick is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., a financial services firm.

    In an April 2015 profile, The Real Deal said of the executive, Howard Lutnick was thrust onto the national stage when the Sept. 11 attacks killed 658 of his employees, including his brother. The Cantor Fitzgerald CEO became one of the most recognizable faces of 9/11, and rebuilt the financial services firm against all odds.

    On Lutnicks watch, the magazine reported, Cantor Fitzgerald made a massive move into real estate in 2009, when it launched Cantor Commercial Real Estate, a finance division that originated $10 billion in loans in 2014. In 2011, Cantor Fitzgerald affiliate BGC Partners purchased commercial real estate brokerage Newmark Knight Frank, as well as assets from Grubb & Ellis, both for undisclosed sums, to form Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

    In the April 2015 Real Deal interview, the magazine asked Lutnick, Why are you interested in real estate He responded, The biggest markets in the world are bonds, than stocks, then real estate. Interest rates are just irrationally low, so the bond business is under enormous pressure. [But] real estate loves low interest rates.


    BGC Partners, Global Head of Real Estate
    499 Park Avenue, New York, NY, (646) 346-7000

    One of them was among the city’s most expensive listings â€' the penthouse at the Pierre Hotel. It sold for $44 million in September, four years after hitting the market asking $125 million. In 2015, after failing to sell the 12,000-square-foot co-op for $63 million, owner Barbara Zweig pulled the triplex off the market for a redesign. BGC Partners’ Howard Lutnick was reportedly the buyer...