William Lie Zeckendorf

Terra Holdings

William Lie Zeckendorf, Co-Chariman

William L. Zeckendorf is owner, founder and co-chairman of Zeckendorf Development, LLC, as well as co-chairman of Terra Holdings, LLC, parent company of Brown Harris Stevens. Co-founding Zeckendorf Development with his brother in 1992, William Zeckendorf has been active in real estate development and acquisition, as well as the purchase and management of real estate companies for over 25 years.

The Zeckendorfs have developed approximately $4.0 billion in properties during their careers. One of their most notable completed projects is Fifteen Central Park West, a 200-unit luxury residential condominium which broke all North American records by achieving over $2.0 billion in initial sales. Among their latest developments are: 520 Park Ave a soaring 800 foot tall 54 story limestone condominium tower with just 31 exclusive residences, located on the Upper East Side at 60th Street between Park and Madison Avenues; 50 United Nations Plaza, a luxury condominium occupying a prestigious location across from the United Nations Headquarters and the first residential tower in the United States designed by Foster + Partners; and 18 Gramercy Park, a truly landmark condominium. This 1927 Georgian Revival building, reimagined by Robert A M Stern Architects comprises sixteen residences - each enjoying forty feet of frontage on and a key to Manhattan’s only private park, Gramercy Park. 18 Gramercy Park continues to set the standard for unparalleled luxury and beauty in Downtown Manhattan.

He is a 1980 graduate of Tufts University, and 1984 graduate of the Harvard Business School. Mr. Zeckendorf currently serves on the Board of Directors of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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