Jeff Sutton

Wharton Properties
500 Fifth Avenue 54th Floor
New York, NY 10110
(212) 573-6464

Jeff Sutton is the founder and president of Wharton Properties and one of the most prolific retail landlords in New York City. Forbes estimates his net worth at $3 billion.

He and his firm own vast amounts of retail space in the five boroughs, including at marquee addresses such as 1551 and 1515 Broadway, 717 and 720 Fifth Avenue and the Crown Building. All told, Sutton controls more than 120 properties in the city. He is also a regular partner on acquisitions and sales with SL Green Realty, the city's largest commercial landlord.

A Brooklyn native and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's business program the Wharton School (hence his firm's name), Sutton got his start brokering store sites for Payless Shoes in the outer boroughs. He gradually parlayed that into a major fortune. His clients and tenants have included brand names such as American Eagle, Nike and Prada.

Sutton was born in 1960 and lives in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn with other members of New York's Syrian Jewish community. He also has a summer home in Deal, New Jersey.