Luxury on the High Seas

By Jennifer Pelaez Explore and circumnavigate the globe to the most exotic and culturally enriching destinations in high maritime style aboard Azamara Club Cruises’ majestic vessels, Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey. Redefining luxury cruising, Azamara Club Cruises is a 5-star-brand that resembles a boutique hotel at sea, offering a more intimate experience than the immense…

Dushi Curacao

By Hillary Latos Though the country of Curacao suffers from the “homonym syndrome” often getting confused with the local orange bitter liqueur or nearby Venezuelan metropolis Caracas, this cosmopolitan Dutch Antilles island is one of the jewels of the Caribbean.  Throughout the island you may also hear the local colloquialism “dushi” which unlike its North…

The Quiet Charm of St Kitts

By Hillary Latos Known for its lush rainforests, rugged mountains and golden sand beaches, St. Kitts is a small island with a storied past that offers an abundance of activities for the adventurous souls.  Originally named after Christopher Columbus who discovered and claimed the saintly island in 1493 for Spain, eventually it was shortened to…

A Costa Rican Adventure

By Hillary Latos Though many countries claim to have first been discovered by Christopher Columbus, he is still credited with being the first European to have set foot on the golden shores of Costa Rica- hence earning its name that translates to “Rich Coast.”  The adventurous spirit of explorers and adventure seekers still reverberates through…

Aruba’s Melting Pot

By Hillary Latos Around every winter, I have a recurring dream of dipping my feet in warm sparkling aquamarine waters, lying on a white sandy beach, snorkeling with tropical fish, and then dining amongst the samba beats of the Caribbean – then I realize this is just a dream. Or is it possibly a yearning…

Around the town

Kimberly Rockefeller, Cornelia Guest, Anne Hearst McInerney, Amanda Hearst, Patricia Hearst Shaw and her daughter Gillian Hearst Simonds hosted a reception for 400 at The National Arts Club to celebrate the opening of “Charles James: Beneath the Dress.” The exhibition included 100 fashion and erotic drawings by the legendary designer from the extraordinary collection of…

Big Apple Buzz

By FloAnthony On October 9, the New York Women’s Foundation held their annual Fall Gala “A Night At The Plaza,” in The Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Comedian and actress Retta emceed the evening, which raised an unprecedented $871,000 dollars to help the organization award $5.5 million dollars to more…

Howard M. Lorber: At the Top of his Game

By Christopher A. Pape

Cover Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

Story Photos by Brad Barket/Getty Images

712 Fifth Avenue, Fl. 52 New York, New York 10019. portraits of Howard Lorber on Oct. 29, 2014. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

“To the victor belongs the spoils,” or so the old adage goes. For Howard M. Lorber, chairman of Douglas Elliman, the largest residential real estate brokerage in the New York metropolitan area and the third largest real estate company in the United States, with more than 70 offices and 4,000 real estate agents, the saying might be better worded this way: “To the successful investor belongs the best real estate.” For on this small island of ours, perhaps no one better symbolizes the dynamic, red-hot property market of New York than Lorber.

From his sky-high office overlooking Central Park, and from his posh soon-to-be-completed apartment at 432 Park Avenue, Lorber has a literally unobstructed view of all the trends of the New York real estate market. Further, it doesn’t hurt that he has also acquired a lifetime’s mastery of the art of discerning the desires of the buyer and seller, whether they be local or international clients.

As editor of Resident, I recently had a rare opportunity to sit down with Lorber in his office aerie for an intimate interview and photo shoot. To date, this was the most technically inclined interview I have had the pleasure of conducting. As I quickly learned, and as our readers will too, there was much to be learned from Lorber, one of today’s top titans of real estate.