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Dream Builders Film Screening and Q&A with Peter M. Lehrer

April 2nd, 2015|

By Kristin Svenningsen  |  April 2, 2015 On Monday, March 30th, the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate hosted a screening of the film Dream Builders on campus, which was followed by a question and answer session with the firm’s principal, Peter Lehrer. “Peter Lehrer and Gene McGovern were well-known and highly respected innovators in construction management of large-scale projects worldwide and co-founders of Lehrer McGovern.  Their 40-minute film, Dream Builders, speaks to the making of their business, their entrepreneurial challenges and successes, their innovations in the construction management industry, the company’s impact on the industry, and the people who worked to make it the most successful construction management company of its time.” – Lehrer, LLC On Monday, March 30th, the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate hosted a screening of the film Dream Builders on campus, which was followed by a question and answer session with the firm’s principal, Peter Lehrer.  Columbia Business School had the privilege of premiering the film in April 2010 and was fortunate enough again to have Peter back on campus to share the film and [...]

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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