Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Richard LeFrak

Chairman, President and CEO, LeFrak Organization


Richard LeFrak is Chairman, President and CEO of the LeFrak Organization, a diversified, privately held firm active in major residential and commercial real estate development, oil and gas exploration, and financial investments. LeFrak is perhaps best known as one of the most prolific and iconic real estate developers of all time. In addition to building hundreds of distinctive residential buildings (containing tens of thousands of apartments) throughout the New York metropolitan region, the company's real estate holdings include millions of square feet of class A office, retail and mixed-use developments from Manhattan to Los Angeles. Currently LeFrak is directing the development of the Newport in Jersey City; this mixed-use, master-planned community on the Hudson River waterfront will encompass thousands of apartments and millions of square feet of commercial, retail, hotel and community facilities.


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