The Closing: Joshua Muss

The outer borough mega developer on being born into the business, gambling and venturing over the wrong bridge

Joshua Muss
Joshua Muss

From the August Issue: Joshua Muss is the principal of Queens-based Muss Development, a family company founded by his grandfather Isaac in 1906. The firm has developed more than 15 million square feet of real estate in New York City. Its projects have included a 1,200-home residential community in Staten Island called the Woodbrooke, which it built in the 1980s, and the Renaissance Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn, which has a 900,000-square-foot office building and a 667-room Marriott Hotel.

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More recently, it completed Oceana, a 15-building, 865-condo community in Brighton Beach as well as Sky View Parc, a $1 billion, three-tower project in Flushing. [more]