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Movers and shakers: NYC real estate

September 1st, 2013|

By Sanna Chu | September 01, 2013 07:00AM Tom Elliott has left his post as senior vice president of sales at the Elad Group to take on independent consulting projects. “Once you are a more established company,” he told The Real Deal, “there is less of an entrepreneurial bent. I am looking for my next big adventure.” Chagit Sofiev-Leviev, daughter Africa Israel CEO Lev Leviev, has been tapped to head the company’s U.S. arm, succeeding CEO Tamir Kazaz. The company owns the lower floors of the former New York Times headquarters at 229 West 43rd Street, and the Casa Moderna Hotel & Spa at the Marquis Residences in Miami. Richard Lechtman has been hired as eastern director of the National Office & Industrial Property Group at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, where he will oversee 12 offices from Boston to South Florida. He was previously managing director at Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group. Howard Schreiber and Carl Schwartz have been named co-heads of Hunton & Williams’ Global Real Estate Practice Group, replacing former practice head William Walsh Jr. The firm has 800 lawyers [...]

Reconstructing Lady Liberty

July 3rd, 2013|

By Peter Lehrer  |  July 03, 2018 Photo: Jack E. Boucher | Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, HAER NY,31-NEYO,89--278 (CT) Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!  — Emma Lazarus, “The New Colossus” (1883) written for and engraved inside the Statue of Liberty Tomorrow, on Independence Day, one of our country’s most beloved monuments will re-open to the public for the first time since Superstorm Sandy destroyed the docks, promenade, and much of the infrastructure on Liberty Island last October. [...]

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