DINNER & FIRESIDE CHAT WITH HOWARD MILSTEIN
Howard P. Milstein is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of New York Private Bank & Trust and its operating bank, Emigrant Bank (the country’s largest privately owned, family-run bank). He also chairs and operates the Milstein family’s real estate companies, including Milstein Properties, Milford Management, and Milstein Brothers Real Estate. Howard is founding Chairman of the merchant bank FriedbergMilstein.
Howard is an entrepreneur and innovator, leading successful businesses across a range of sectors, including real estate, banking, hospitality, marketing, finance and technology.
The list of Howard’s notable entrepreneurial ventures is extensive. In his career he played an instrumental role in reviving the New York City theater district with the development of the Milford Plaza Hotel, challenged a cable monopoly when he created Liberty Cable, spearheaded a reform and reorganization of the building management business, and built Douglas Elliman into the city’s leading management and sales brokerage firm. More recently, he has led the way in Internet banking and partnered with legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus to help the Nicklaus Companies dramatically extend its global brand and platform.
Howard translates his entrepreneurial approach in business to leadership of a range of communal, educational and civic organizations. Using vision and a rare degree of creativity, he solves business, nonprofit and civic problems around the world. In so doing, he carries on a venerable family tradition of pioneering in business and leading great charitable institutions.
Central to the initiatives he leads are the objectives of improving global health, national security, learning and economic prosperity. He is particularly active in the fields of medical research and healthcare delivery and also dedicates time and significant support to higher education, disaster relief, the arts, communal giving, and law enforcement and counterterrorism programs.
In the field of medical research and healthcare, Howard serves as the Chairman of the Board of the American Skin Association and the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine. He also serves on the Board of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. In 2011, the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation (MMAAP Foundation) was created by Howard and Abby Milstein and the Paul Milstein Family to contribute to world health by developing mutually beneficial partnerships between the United States and China, as well as greater Asia.
At Cornell University, Howard is Trustee and Presidential Counselor and Overseer, Cornell Medical College. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Dean’s Advisory Board of Harvard Law School. Howard serves on the Boards of the United Hospital Foundation and National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Education and fostering environments of opportunity have always been of the utmost importance to Howard and his wife, Abby, who continue a decades-long tradition of family support for the capital needs of the New York Public Library and leadership.
Howard is a civic-minded leader who believes the private sector has a duty to carry out the unfinished business of American capitalism by complementing government with efficiency, effectiveness and an entrepreneurial spirit. In 2011, Howard was selected by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to serve as the Chairman of the New York State Thruway Authority. The New York State Senate unanimously confirmed Howard’s appointment in June 2011. Howard’s leadership of the procurement process for the new Tappan Zee Bridge replacement resulted in a cost savings to taxpayers of $2 billion versus original estimates. To recognize that achievement, Howard received the Regional Plan Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and President Barack Obama hailed the project as “a model for infrastructure projects nationwide.”
Howard has served as a member of the Board of the Economic Club of New York and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York. He is a member of the Real Estate Forum of the Columbia University Business School and the Real Estate Roundtable, and serves on the Columbia M.B.A. Real Estate Program Advisory Board. In May 2015, Howard was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
In October 2016, the China Association for International Exchange of Personnel presented Howard with the prestigious Marco Polo Award, the highest honor given to a non-Chinese citizen. In April 2014, Howard received the Insignia of Chevalier in France’s Legion of Honor in recognition of his personal commitment to French-American cooperation and friendship, and fostering the French-American partnership in cultural and economic areas.
Other honors include recognition by New York Blood Center (NYBC) as the first individual inductee to NYBC’s Hall of Fame in November 2015 and by the United Hospital Fund with the Health Care Leadership Award in October 2015. In addition, Howard was recognized with the Community Builder Award from Phipps Houses, Humanitarian Award from the American Skin Association, JASA Man of the Year Award, Make a Wish Foundation Award, ORT Community Builder Award, Tanenbaum Center Corporate Bridge Builder Award, awards from the Jewish National Fund and B’nai B’rith Youth Services, the Catholic Youth Organization Gold Medal Award, Emerald Isle Immigration Society Robert Briscoe Award, Federal Law Enforcement Foundation Humanitarian Award, and Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award. In March 2012, Howard was sworn in as an honorary FDNY Battalion Chief, in recognition of his significant support for the Fire Department and the people of New York.
A graduate of Cornell University, Howard earned a B.A. in Economics summa cum laude (1973). In 2008, Howard was honored as the Entrepreneur of the Year by Cornell University. At Harvard University, he earned both his Law and Business degrees in the JD/MBA Program (1977). He was admitted to the New York State Bar, and is a member of the Federal Bar Council and the American, New York State and New York City Bar Associations.
Howard is the elder son of Irma Milstein and the legendary businessman and philanthropist Paul Milstein. Howard is married to Abby Sniderman Milstein and they have a son, Michael.
In his role as CBRE’s Chairman of Global Brokerage, Stephen Siegel advises major corporations and property owners on a broad range of real estate strategies. He is widely regarded in commercial real estate circles as one of the industry’s most talented and prolific professionals, and has been called by the media “a powerhouse,” “an icon,” “a game changer” and “the most legendary and revered broker still plying the trade in NY.”
Prior to the merger with CBRE, as Chairman and CEO of Insignia/ESG, Mr. Siegel was largely responsible for masterminding the expansion of the firm nationwide as well as throughout Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Latin America. In that role, he also managed a group that completed approximately $2 billion in co-investments in a wide range of U.S. office, residential, hotel and retail real estate portfolios. Mr. Siegel initially rose to prominence in the industry at Cushman & Wakefield, where he became President and CEO at age 37.
Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Siegel has arranged multimillion-dollar transactions for some of the nation’s most prominent corporate clients. Most recently, he represented Hudson’s Bay Company, parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue, in the consolidation and relocation of its U.S. headquarters to 410,000 square feet at Brookfield Place, a transaction that included space at 225 Liberty and 250 Vesey streets, as well as an 85,000-square-foot Saks Fifth Avenue anchoring Brookfield Place. In another recent high-profile deal, Mr. Siegel represented L’Oréal on its 407,000-square-foot headquarters relocation to the Related Company’s 10 Hudson Yards. He is a member of the agency leasing team for 7, 4, 3 and 2 World Trade Center.
Mr. Siegel negotiated Gucci Group’s lease at Trump Tower in Manhattan—the most valuable retail deal then completed—on behalf of The Trump Organization, a transaction recognized by the Real Estate Board of New York as 2006’s Most Creative Retail Deal of the Year. He also advised Hudson Waterfront Associates, a partnership of several overseas investors, on the acquisition of 1290 Avenue of the Americas for $1.25 billion, and then re-sold it one year later to Vornado Realty Trust. In addition, Mr. Siegel arranged the $306 million sale of the parcel on the southeast corner of 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, the last developable site within the 42nd Street Development Project, to SJP Properties, which constructed Eleven Times Square, a one-million-sq.-ft. office property, on the site.
Renowned in the industry not only for the amount of deals he has closed but for his philanthropic activity, Mr. Siegel has been called by The Wall Street Journal “the most generous person in the industry,” and at one point in his career sat on more than 16 nonprofit boards. Most recently, in 2015 he was celebrated, along with fellow honorees Queen Latifah and Danny Meyer, for his contributions to the Young Women’s Leadership Network’s CollegeBound Initiative, a program that creates opportunities for low-income students to attend college, and serves nearly 13,000 students each academic year.
Frequently quoted in major newspapers, Mr. Siegel has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, LEADERS Magazine, the Commercial Observer and the Real Deal, most recently in March 2016. He is regularly among the Commercial Observer’s Power 100—a yearly ranking of the most powerful people in New York commercial real estate—and has been named by Crain’s as one of the 100 Most Influential Business Leaders in New York City, as well as counted among the top ranks of the BisNow “Superbroker 50.” In 2005, Mr. Siegel was featured in the Urban Land Institute’s book, Leadership Legacies: Lessons Learned from Ten Real Estate Legends and, in 2011, he was featured in the best-selling Commercial Real Estate Brokers Who Dominate: Eight Traits of Top Producers. Mr. Siegel has also been honored with Commercial Property News’ Lifetime Achievement Award.
David E. Ash founded Prince Realty Advisors in 2010. David is a graduate of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and before opening his own real estate investment firm, David was an Office & Retail Leasing Specialist for The Kaufman Organization, where he was the company's top producer each of his 4 years of employment generating hundreds of million in leasing revenue. David opened Prince Realty Advisors at a time when the Real Estate and financial markets were in turmoil. During that time David cultivated and aggressively pushed forward a distinct business model, acting as a “matchmaker” connecting institutional clientele to buy, sell, and creatively structure commercial real estate transactions across all asset classes. His straight-forward approach has produced in excess of $3 Bn in Real Estate transactions since inception on many large institutional assets rivaling some of the perennial top firms in the industry.
David's client base includes such companies as Equity Residential, EXTELL Development Company, Kushner Companies, Meadow Partners, HFZ Capital Group, Westbrook Partners, VORNADO realty trust, and Inditex Apparel Group (ZARA U.S.), among others.
David E. Ash received the honor as ONE OF THE TOP TEN POWER BROKERS in New York. David was also Nominated for MOST INGENIOUS DEAL OF THE YEAR award by REBNY (2014 & 2015)
Member: REBNY, ICSC, CoStar Power Broker
Mr. Oved is Chairman of the firm’s Real Estate and Transactional department. He routinely represents, counsels and advises start up and emerging e-commerce businesses as well as well-established private and public corporations in various industries as well as several prominent real estate owners, operators, developers and landlords. He is an accomplished public speaker often providing Continuing Legal Education courses to members of the Bar as well as in house corporate legal departments.
Mr. Oved is a published writer who has had numerous articles published in the New York Law Journal, the New York State Bar Association Journal as well as Image Magazine. His work has been featured in both Crain’s Magazine as well as Community Magazine.
Mr. Oved was previously associated with the prestigious New York City Law firm of Phillips, Nizer and the boutique entertainment law firm of Franklin Weinrib where he co-authored several legal articles with name partner Michael Rudell, Esq.
Mr. Oved graduated with honors from New York University’s School of Business as well as Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he served on the renowned Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. Mr. Oved also clerked for federal Judge Robert Ward in the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Oved is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies as well as being active in the New York State Bar Association.
Mr. Oved is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York as well as the State Courts of New York and New Jersey.
Mr. Oved serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Rabbinical College of America and as a Faculty Member of the Institute of American and Talmudic Law, and serves as legal counsel to the Young Jewish Professionals (YJP).
His favorite saying: It’s nice to be important – but more important to be nice.
Join YJP for an incredible evening of insights and discussion from real estate and finance industry tycoon Howard Milstein.
A seasoned business leader, Howard Milstein currently acts as Chairman, President, and CEO of New York Private Bank & Trust as well as its operating bank, Emigrant Bank. Mr. Milstein also serves as Chairman and CEO of the Milstein family’s business operations, including Milstein Properties, Milford Management, and Milstein Brothers Real Estate. As a prominent philanthropist and civic figure, Mr. Milstein holds posts as chairman on the boards of several organizations including the New York Blood Center, the American Skin Association, the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, and the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation. Mr. Milstein also holds several mentorship posts, as a member of the Investment Committee for the multi-billion-dollar endowment and Real Estate Sub-Committee of Cornell University, his alma mater, and of the Real Estate Forum of the Columbia University Business School and the Real Estate Roundtable; he also holds a seat on the Columbia MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board.
Attendees will have the opportunity to dine with Mr. Milstein, join in a candid fireside discussion and Q&A session, and mingle with other rising stars in the real estate, finance, banking, and investment spaces over cocktails and gourmet bites.
Doors open at 6:00 pm, dinner, and program will commence at 7:00 pm sharp.
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- 6:00 - 7:00 PM | Gourmet bites, cocktails & networking
- 7:00 - 8:15 PM | Dinner & Howard's address, followed by Q + A
- 8:15 - 8:45 PM | Stay for dessert & more networking!
Partial Attendee List
Union Sq / Irving Pl area
This event starts on April 30th at 6:00 PM.