The Closing: Michael Stern

The JDS boss on getting kicked out of yeshiva and the truth about Billionaires' Row

Michael Stern (Photo: STUDIO SCRIVO)
Michael Stern (Photo: STUDIO SCRIVO)

From the February issue: Michael Stern is the CEO of JDS Development Group, a firm with 11.5 million square feet under development in New York City and Miami.

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In New York, residential developments include Walker Tower in Chelsea and Stella Tower in Hell’s Kitchen, as well as the forthcoming ultra-skinny tower at 111 West 57th Street, which is set to top out at over 1,400 feet. The firm has co-developed many of its recent projects with Property Markets Group. Stern launched the company in 2002 and today has around 225 employees. [more]