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A Conversation with Gary Barnett, Extell Development Company
AIA CES: 1.0 LU
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY, ARCHTOBER 26
Where: At The Center
Gary Barnett, President of Extell Development Company, is a 2011 Heritage Ball honoree. He will receive the AIA New York Chapter Award for his vision of the future of the city and ability to make things happen.
Gary Barnett is President and founder of Extell Development Company, a full-service real estate developer of residential, commercial and hospitality properties. Extell is one of Manhattan’s most active developers, and has owned and developed a portfolio in excess of 20 million square feet. Among Extell’s current projects are: the development of Riverside South, a vibrant new neighborhood on the Upper West Side, which when complete will include more than 7,000 new homes, retail plazas, restaurants, parking and 21 acres of parkland; the International Gem Tower, a 700,000 square- foot office building in New York’s Diamond District; the redevelopment of The Carlton House Hotel at Madison Avenue and 61st Street into luxury condominiums and prime retail properties; One57 which will be the tallest residential building in the city and will include 95 ultra-luxury condominiums above a five-star Park Hyatt hotel opposite Carnegie Hall. Other notable Extell projects include: 535 West End Avenue; The Lucida, on The Upper East side; The Belnord, a landmark, residential building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the W Hotel in Times Square; the master renovation of The Stanhope hotel at 995 5th Avenue into 26 half and full floor luxury residences and the InterContinental Hotel overlooking the Boston Harbor. Prior to a career in real estate, Mr. Barnett worked internationally in the diamond industry. In the early 90s, he recognized the potential of the real estate market in the U.S. and New York City in particular. With the support of several business associates, Mr. Barnett began acquiring real estate assets throughout the country and formed what is known today as Extell Development Company. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Gary received his Bachelor of Arts degree in math from Queens College and a Master's in Economics from Hunter College.
Cost: free for members; $10 for non-members.
Organized by the Center for Architecture.
A program of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2011.