Steven Witkoff is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of The Witkoff Group, which he founded in 1997. With his extensive experience in all aspects of the development process, from financing and acquisitions through construction, he has successfully led the repositioning of over 70 properties comprising some 18 million square feet in major central business districts in the U.S. and abroad.
Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Witkoff co-founded Steller Management Company where he acquired and repositioned a portfolio of residential buildings in New York City. Prior to Steller Management Company, Mr. Witkoff practiced as an attorney in real estate law at Dreyer & Traub and Rosenman & Colin where he represented a number of large developers and investors.
Mr. Witkoff earned a J.D. from Hofstra University. He has served on the Executive Committee for the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), and as a trustee for the Intrepid Foundation. Mr. Witkoff currently sits on the Board of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation and is a widely sought after public speaker on trends in global real estate.