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Arthur W. Zeckendorf

Arthur W. Zeckendorf

Terra Holdings

Arthur William Zeckendorf is an owner, founder and co-chairman of Zeckendorf Development, LLC and Co-Chairman of Terra Holdings, LLC, the parent company of Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property. Arthur W. Zeckendorf has been involved in New York Residential Real Estate development and managing real estate companies since 1981.

Along with his brother, William Lie Zeckendorf, Arthur W. Zeckendorf, through Zeckendorf Development, LLC has developed over $4 Billion of properties. The latest project being 520 Park Avenue – this project is currently under construction and will feature full floor apartments with a beautiful limestone façade designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. The project will be the tallest building on the Upper East Side in the highly desirable silk stocking district from Park to Fifth Avenues. It will become another famous iconic building on the New York skyline. Completed projects are highlighted by the world famous Fifteen Central Park West, the most famous residential building ever constructed. Fifteen Central Park West is located on Central Park West between 61st and 62nd Street. This apartment house has been featured in numerous publications and continues to dominate the super luxury residential market. Zeckendorf Development led the team through multiple functions to create this fabulous iconic building. Other projects of Zeckendorf Development are 18 Gramercy Park, a landmark condominium on the private Gramercy Park and 50 United Nations Plaza designed by Foster and Partners and located across from the United Nations ( both of Arthur W. Zeckendorf’s grandfathers were involved in the creation of the United Nations –the Norwegian, Trygve Lie, as the First Secretary General of the United Nations and William Zeckendorf Sr, who assembled the land of the Headquarters.)

Arthur W. Zeckendorf, as co-chairman of Terra Holdings, supervises with a focus on the residential and technology division, the 14 operating divisions of Terra Holdings, LLC, guiding and directing the firm to become one of the largest and most dominant privately-owned residential real estate service companies in the United States with seventy-five offices in four states which has 3,000 agents and employees.

Prior to the purchase of Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property Company, Arthur W. Zeckendorf was involved in the development and marketing for the following projects – the Columbia Condominium (96th Street and Broadway-1981 to 1983), The Park Belvedere Condominium (79th Street and Columbus-1983 to 1985), The Vanderbilt Condominium (41st and Second Avenue-1986 to 1988), Zeckendorf Towers (1 Union Square-1986 to 1989-Main emphasis on sales and marketing), Central Park Place (57th Street and 8th Avenue-1987 to 1989), World Wide Plaza – (Eighth Avenue and 50th Street)- The Gotham Condominium (87th Street and Third Avenue) and performed the project management for the Four Seasons Hotel (57th Street and Park Avenue).

Arthur W. Zeckendorf is a Trustee of the American Scandinavian Foundation and is a member of the Yale School of Architecture Dean’s Council. He is a 1981 Cum Laude Graduate of Tufts University.

Arthur's Recent Press Mentions

Jewish VoiceAdam Rose Sells Condo Co-Op Management Wing To Terra Holdings

Rose Associates is selling the condominium and co-op management wing of its business to Terra Holdings, the parent company of brokerages Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property, reports The Real Deal. According to The Real Deal, the decision to sell comes just as the firm looks...
Jewish Voice - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Real DealRose Associates To Sell Condo/Co-Op Management Arm Raise 300M Multifamily Fund

Rose Associates is selling the condominium and co-op management arm of its business to Terra Holdings, the parent company of brokerages Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property, The Real Deal has learned. The decision to sell comes as the firm looks to raise $300 million in equity for a...
The Real Deal - Friday, June 23, 2017

ForbesHalstead CEO Technology Can't Replace A Great Real Estate Agent

Tech enabled real estate brokerages like Redfin and Compass may be very hot these days, however, back in 1984, Diane M. Ramirez and Clark Halstead had already pitched and raised VC funding to The Halstead Property Company from investors like Bessemer Venture Partners. Together, they co-founded the...
Forbes - Tuesday, May 09, 2017

QuestSocial Diary

Quest - Thursday, May 01, 2008

RIS MediaHalstead Property Web Site Wins Standard Of Excellence Web Award

The Web Marketing Association has awarded Halstead Property’s Information Technology Team with a 2006 WebAward for outstanding achievement in Web site development. The Information Technology Team includes James Cahill, executive vice president/chief information and technology officer; Vincent D’Agostino, Web operations manager; Garland Centrella, Web developer; and Philip Massano, Web...
RIS Media - Wednesday, November 08, 2006

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