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Arthur W. Zeckendorf


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 Real Estate. 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 the highly successful 520 Park Avenue. The project is complete and features full floor apartments with a beautiful limestone façade designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. 520 Park Avenue is the tallest building on the Upper East Side in the highly desirable silk stocking district from Park to Fifth Avenues and has 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, 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.