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Richard LeFrak


Richard LeFrak joined the LeFrak Organization in 1968, was appointed its President in 1975 and was elected Chairman of the Board in 2003.

He presides over the LeFrak Foundation, a private philanthropy whose mission encompasses a broad, but focused agenda, including the support of charitable organizations, institutions of higher learning, hospitals, research facilities and cultural programs that sustain and encourage literary, performing, and visual arts.

LeFrak’s vision and leadership continue to help grow and diversify one of the world’s most dynamic privately held building and development companies. Active in oil and gas exploration as well as 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 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.

LeFrak often appears as a guest or host on highly respected business television and radio programs, including CNBC and Bloomberg News.