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The Closing: Jim Whelan
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The Closing: Jim Whelan

At the Real Estate Board of New York’s annual gala in June, Jim Whelan held court. As some of the industry’s biggest developers and dealmakers shook his hand or slapped him on the back,...

The Closing: Jim Whelan
The Closing: Eran Chen
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The Closing: Eran Chen

If Eran Chen cultivates the image of the cool New York architect, so do his buildings. He’s playful with shape and has an affinity for structures that teeter right on the edge of pedestrians’...

The Closing: Eran Chen
Jeff Goldberg (Photos by Studio Scrivo)

The Closing: Jeff Goldberg

Jeff Goldberg’s Fairstead — the multifamily investment firm he founded with his brother, CBRE’s Andrew Goldberg, in 2014 — is a family business. It’s just not the family business. “My entire family, all my...

The Closing: Jeff Goldberg
The Closing: Jeff Goldberg
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The Closing: Jeff Goldberg

Jeff Goldberg’s Fairstead — the multifamily investment firm he founded with his brother, CBRE’s Andrew Goldberg, in 2014 — is a family business. It’s just not the family business. “My entire family, all my...

The Closing: Jeff Goldberg
The Closing: Cheryl McKissack Daniel
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The Closing: Cheryl McKissack Daniel

An ambitious engineer leaves behind her family’s well-established construction business in Nashville to start anew in the cutthroat world of New York City real estate.   A version of this succession story will play...

The Closing: Cheryl McKissack Daniel
Amar Lalvani (Photos by Sasha Maslov)
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The Closing: Amar Lalvani

Young Hollywood partying on blue Astroturf by the pool on the Sunset Strip. X-rated exhibitionism towering over the High Line. Trendsetting design, middlebrow cool, the Boom Boom Room. For the past two decades, the...

The Closing: Amar Lalvani
Rafael Cestero (Photos by Axel Dupeux)
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The Closing: Rafael Cestero

When Rafael Cestero took the helm of the Community Preservation Corporation in 2012, he had never worked out a distressed loan portfolio or sold distressed assets. Nor did he have experience restructuring credit agreements....

The Closing: Rafael Cestero
The Closing: Bruce Stachenfeld
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The Closing: Bruce Stachenfeld

Guests in Bruce Stachenfeld’s Midtown office are greeted by stuffed hedgehogs, half-empty bottles of Scotch and a snorting plastic pig. In conversation, he gives off the air of a classics professor rather than a...

The Closing: Bruce Stachenfeld
The Closing: Albert Laboz
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The Closing: Albert Laboz

Among New York developers, there’s a certain conceit that goes with the drive and desire needed to reshape a city. Albert Laboz, though, has managed to stay humble. With a portfolio of 75 properties,...

The Closing: Albert Laboz

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