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William Lie Zeckendorf

William Lie Zeckendorf

Terra Holdings

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 Halstead Property and 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.

In addition, William Zeckendorf oversees the 14 operating divisions of Terra Holdings, LLC, as co-chairman, with a specific focus on the residential brokerage operations, leading the firm to become one of the largest privately-owned real estate service companies in the United States with seventy-five offices in four states that employs 3,000 brokers and other employees.

William Zeckendorf is a member of the Advisory Board of Christie’s International Real Estate, and the Realty Foundation of New York. He is a 1980 graduate of Tufts University, and 1984 graduate of the Harvard Business School.

William'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

Mann ReportHalstead Property Awards Top Agents At Semi-Annual Event

Photo: Pat Publik, Executive Vice President; Jill Sloane, Executive Vice President; and Louise Phillips Forbes, Executive Vice President; all of the Westside office receive awards for Highest Number of Sales Deals Closed from Diane Ramirez and Clark Halstead. Pat Publik received first place while Jill...
Mann Report - Monday, September 01, 2008

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Quest - Thursday, May 01, 2008

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