Fisher Brothers senior partner Steven Fisher dies at 63
Served as chairman of the construction arm of his family’s firm
Steven Fisher, senior partner of prominent New York City development firm Fisher Brothers, died on May 1. He was 63.
An obituary posted on Legacy.com revealed Fisher died due to complications from a recent medical procedure. The famed family firm hasn’t publicly commented on the passing, but the New York Yankees held a moment of silence in Fisher’s honor on Tuesday night.
Fisher was an executive of the fourth-generation family company. His primary responsibilities were in development, acquisitions and construction, overseeing construction and design for all acquired properties.
Founded in 1915, Fisher Brothers is one of the longest active real estate companies in New York. Its portfolio includes trophy properties such as 605 Third Avenue and Park Avenue Plaza.
For a decade, Fisher led Plaza Construction, a subsidiary of Fisher Brothers. Under his leadership, the construction business turned into one of the top industry competitors in New York City. In 2014, the U.S. arm of Chinese construction company China State Construction Engineering purchased the subsidiary.
At the time, Fisher released a statement, saying, “Plaza has exceeded our expectations and I know it will continue to be a major influence in the marketplace, building first-class projects for the next generation and beyond.”
Fisher was also the founder of Fisher Capital Investments, the venture capital arm of the firm. The company invests in startups and growth stage ventures, counting Lyft among its portfolio.
Outside of the workplace, Fisher was a member of SAG-AFTRA and an investor in AQUAhydrate, an enhanced sports water company. His philanthropic activities saw him become a trustee for a number of organizations, including the Intrepid Museum Foundation and the New York State Trooper Foundation.
Fisher is survived by his wife, Danina, his children, Kyle, Jamie Rose, Natalia, Juliet and Jaclyn, his mother, brother and sister. He is predeceased by his son, Michael, and his father, Arnold, another member of the family firm who died last year.
— Holden Walter-Warner