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The Closing: Gary LaBarbera

The Closing: Gary LaBarbera

Gary LaBarbera can rattle off two specific dates: His first rendezvous with his future wife and the day he became a card-carrying union member. On February 2, 1981, he joined Teamsters Local 282, a...

The Closing: Gary LaBarbera
The Closing: Janice Mac Avoy
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The Closing: Janice Mac Avoy

When real estate’s wealthiest and most powerful have it all on the line, they call Janice Mac Avoy. Take the $5.45 billion sale of Stuyvesant Town. When bondholders sued to block the transaction, Mac...

The Closing: Janice Mac Avoy
The Closing: Scott Durkin
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The Closing: Scott Durkin

Scott Durkin doesn’t mind playing second (or third) fiddle. The president and COO of one of New York’s largest brokerages doesn’t bask in his title. Instead, he operates with a light touch, favoring delegation...

The Closing: Scott Durkin
Glenn Sanford (Photo courtesy of eXp Realty)
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The Closing: Glenn Sanford

Glenn Sanford built a multibillion-dollar residential brokerage in his own, untethered image. Sanford, a former top producer at Keller Williams, founded eXp Realty in 2009 with the ambition to build the first fully virtual...

The Closing: Glenn Sanford
Gil Dezer (Photos by Sonya Revell)
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The Closing: Gil Dezer

Any screenwriter who pitched the character of Gil Dezer to a Hollywood studio would be laughed out of the room. A chain-smoking, gold chain-wearing, foul-mouthed developer who owns the Aston Martin DB5 James Bond...

The Closing: Gil Dezer
Ray McGuire photographed by Axel Dupeux.

The Closing: Ray McGuire

For this month’s The Closing, The Real Deal sat down with banker-turned-mayoral candidate Ray McGuire. Like many candidates in the Democratic primary, he lacks name recognition and experience in politics. Instead, McGuire, 63, was...

The Closing: Ray McGuire
Wendy Silverstein (Photos by Guerin Blask)
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The Closing: Wendy Silverstein

Wendy Silverstein’s career has been all about getting her hands dirty. The 17-year veteran of Vornado Realty Trust helped grow the company from a $3 billion owner of New Jersey strip malls to a...

The Closing: Wendy Silverstein
The Closing: Carl Weisbrod
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The Closing: Carl Weisbrod

Carl Weisbrod has been a fixture in city government for more than four decades. He joined the administration of New York City Mayor John Lindsay as an attorney with the Department of Relocation in...

The Closing: Carl Weisbrod
Hakeem Jeffries (Photography by Rayon Richards)
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The Closing: Hakeem Jeffries

It took Hakeem Jeffries three tries just to win one of 150 seats in the New York Assembly. Now he is in Congress, chair of the House Democratic caucus, a rising star in the...

The Closing: Hakeem Jeffries

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