Alumni Named to City & State New York’s '2023 Real Estate Power 100'


Real estate is a major industry in New York City, and many of Brooklyn Law School’s alumni who have made it their specialty are thriving professionally, including four graduates who City & State New York just named to its annual list of power players in the business, “The 2023 Real Estate Power 100.”

Here is a look at our alumni, including an adjunct professor, who made the list, in order of ranking.

#8 Larry Silverstein ’55, chairman of Silverstein Properties, was mentioned for his work at 2 World Trade Center, which has been delayed because of a shifting array of potential anchor tenants and design changes. “Where others see crisis, Silverstein Properties senses opportunity, seeking to raise $1.5 billion to acquire office properties and convert them to apartments,” the publication states. The article also noted Silverstein is entering the Manhattan casino license “bidding war” with a two-tower proposal near Hudson Yards and the Javits Center.

#37 Lisa Bova-Hiatt ’94, who was recently promoted from interim to permanent CEO of the New York City Housing Authority by Mayor Eric Adams, was named to the list for her work in addressing the economic crisis the agency faced after 400,000 tenants fell behind on rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is calling on Albany to help fill the shortfall with rental assistance that had been denied to those in subsidized housing during the pandemic.

#46 Douglas Eisenberg ’99, founder and CEO of A&E Real Estate, was cited for recent acquisitions of two luxury rental buildings on the Upper West Side and a massive apartment portfolio in Brooklyn back in November, making A&E “one of the city’s largest landlords,” the publication stated.

#72 Mitchell Korbey ’03, a partner and chair of the land use and zoning group at Herrick, and an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School, was chosen for his work in helping clients navigate New York City’s complex zoning regulations. “With the proposed adaptive reuse of existing office buildings to residential units, his services will be as important as ever,” the publication noted.