New York City’s next generation of entrepreneurs may no longer need to venture beyond their own building to start building meaningful networks and forging connections into the city’s thriving entrepreneurial community. Larry Silverstein brings entrepreneurs and multi-hyphenates together to connect with each other at his residential buildings.

 

While seasoned real estate businessman Larry Silverstein is most known for owning and managing several high-profile and successful commercial properties in New York, including the World Trade Center – Silverstein Properties’  portfolio also boasts luxury residential properties.

 

Two of the most prominent include sister buildings: Silver Towers and River Place, which boldly mark the westside city skyline in Hell’s Kitchen.  Silverstein’s investment into the now flourishing neighborhood began in the 1980s, back in the time when the neighborhood resembled its name, “Hell’s Kitchen.”

 

Silverstein’s entrepreneurial journey has spanned multiple real estate ventures over the decades – and back in 2015, Silverstein Properties expanded their investment to include a startup accelerator with the launch of Silver Tech Ventures. “Most entrepreneurs need support and resources along the growth of their business.  I have been fortunate enough to start and grow several ventures – with hard-earned lessons that I am happy to share to help the next generation of entrepreneurs,” says Tal Kerret, President of Silverstein Properties & Silver Tech Ventures.

 

Now Silverstein Properties is expanding this entrepreneurial passion to their residential properties by launching an event series at Silver Towers and River Place that focuses on increasing residents’ connection to the entrepreneurial community in New York.

 

On November 9, 2017 – eight influencers and eighty Manhattan business owners and socialites gathered for a night of wine, storytelling, and music – featuring musical performances from Grammy-nominated artist Antonique Smith, and former “The Voice” finalist, Dez Duron.  The diverse set of influencers are also known as “slashers” and “multi-hyphenates” because of the multiple ventures they are involved in.  Two of these featured influencers, Preetam Sen and Lisa Wang, were recently honored on two “Forbes 30-Under-30” lists.

 

“My hope is that these events will create a deeper connection among Silver Towers and River Place entrepreneurs with the broader New York entrepreneurial community.  And we did just that.” says Mariana Vredjian, SVP of Silverstein Properties & Director of Residential Leasing.

 

The event was led by Tesa Lau, also an entrepreneur and two-time tenant of Silver Towers.  She is the founder and CEO of a growing 360-marketing consultancy that has serviced a range of high-profile clientele – Pepsi, Microsoft, Caesars Palace, and the music icon Seal, to name a few.

 

“We are slashers.  With the explosion of creativity and the massive sharing of resources – never before have so many creatives and entrepreneurs been drawn to the pursuit of not one, but multiple passions.  That night, we were all inspired to continue this pursuit and the growth of this slasher movement.”  says Lau.  “I absolutely love that Silverstein Properties has a desire to invest in this next generation.  I’m honored to help cultivate a connection of New York’s community together with my creative and entrepreneurial neighbors.  It’s something we all want and need.”

 

To conclude the event – Silverstein Properties held a raffle for charity and donated office space at the World Trade Center – facilitated by Silver Suite Offices for the grand prize.  In exchange for this coveted prize, event attendees invested hundreds of dollars in raffle tickets – which was matched by Silverstein Properties.  Funds are being donated to Hell’s Kitchen neighbor, Covenant House New York City – whose mission is to help homeless youth.

 

 

About River Place

Designed by Costas Kondylis and Partners, River Place is a 40-story, 921-unit residential tower which opened in 2000. Located in Times Square vicinity in Hell’s Kitchen, one of New York City’s most sought-after and vibrant neighborhoods by the Hudson River, River Place is just blocks away from world-class theater, the High Line, Hudson River Park, West Chelsea’s art galleries and some of the city’s finest restaurants and shops.

 

For further information on River Place, visit www.riverplacenyc.com

 

About Silver Towers

Silver Towers is a 1.2 million-square-foot, 1,359-unit rental apartment community that includes two 60-story towers connected by a six-story base and a 12-story inclusionary rental building. A portion of the units in the north tower are dedicated to Silver Suites Residences, which are the furnished units designated for corporate tenants, who have access to all amenities, including daily shuttle bus to numerous locations in Manhattan, as well as hotel-like services. The property includes over 20,000 square feet of retail space and a 194-car parking garage.

 

For further information on Silver Towers, visit www.silvertowers.com

 

About Silverstein Properties

Silverstein Properties, Inc. (SPI) is a privately held, full-service real estate development, investment and management firm based in New York. Founded in 1957 by Chairman Larry Silverstein, the company develops and acquires office, residential, hotel and retail properties. SPI has developed, owned and managed more than 40 million square feet (3.25 million square meters) of commercial, residential and retail space.  Recent projects include 7 World Trade Center, the first LEED-certified office tower in New York City (2006), 4 World Trade Center (2013) and the Four Seasons Downtown (2016).

 

Currently, the firm has $10 billion of development underway including One West End and 2 and 3 World Trade Center. In addition, SPI is focused on joint ventures for development and acquisitions in Europe and Israel. The company has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in New York City” by Crain’s New York Business for eight years in a row.

 

For further information on Silverstein Properties, visit www.silversteinproperties.com.

While seasoned real estate businessman Larry Silverstein is most known for owning and managing several high-profile and successful commercial properties in New York, including the World Trade Center – Silverstein Properties’ (INSERT LINK www.silversteinproperties.com) portfolio also boasts luxury residential properties.

 

Two of the most prominent include sister buildings: Silver Towers (INSERT LINK  www.silvertowers.com) and River Place (INSERT LINK  www.riverplacenyc.com), which boldly mark the westside city skyline in Hell’s Kitchen.  Silverstein’s investment into the now flourishing neighborhood began in the 1980s, back in the time when the neighborhood resembled its name, “Hell’s Kitchen.”

 

Silverstein’s entrepreneurial journey has spanned multiple real estate ventures over the decades – and back in 2015, Silverstein Properties expanded their investment to include a startup accelerator with the launch of Silver Tech Ventures.  (INSERT LINK http://silvertechventures.com/)  “Most entrepreneurs need support and resources along the growth of their business.  I have been fortunate enough to start and grow several ventures – with hard-earned lessons that I am happy to share to help the next generation of entrepreneurs,” says Tal Kerret, President of Silverstein Properties & Silver Tech Ventures.

 

Now Silverstein Properties is expanding this entrepreneurial passion to their residential properties by launching an event series at Silver Towers and River Place that focuses on increasing residents’ connection to the entrepreneurial community in New York.

 

On November 9, 2017 – eight influencers and eighty Manhattan business owners and socialites gathered for a night of wine, storytelling, and music – featuring musical performances from Grammy-nominated artist Antonique Smith, and former “The Voice” finalist, Dez Duron.  The diverse set of influencers are also known as “slashers” and “multi-hyphenates” because of the multiple ventures they are involved in.  Two of these featured influencers, Preetam Sen and Lisa Wang, were recently honored on two “Forbes 30-Under-30” lists.

 

“My hope is that these events will create a deeper connection among Silver Towers and River Place entrepreneurs with the broader New York entrepreneurial community.  And we did just that.” says Mariana Vredjian, SVP of Silverstein Properties & Director of Residential Leasing.

 

The event was led by Tesa Lau, also an entrepreneur and two-time tenant of Silver Towers.  She is the founder and CEO of a growing 360-marketing consultancy that has serviced a range of high-profile clientele – Pepsi, Microsoft, Caesars Palace, and the music icon Seal, to name a few.

 

“We are slashers.  With the explosion of creativity and the massive sharing of resources – never before have so many creatives and entrepreneurs been drawn to the pursuit of not one, but multiple passions.  That night, we were all inspired to continue this pursuit and the growth of this slasher movement.”  says Lau.  “I absolutely love that Silverstein Properties has a desire to invest in this next generation.  I’m honored to help cultivate a connection of New York’s community together with my creative and entrepreneurial neighbors.  It’s something we all want and need.”

 

To conclude the event – Silverstein Properties held a raffle for charity and donated office space at the World Trade Center – facilitated by Silver Suite Offices (INSERT LINK https://www.silversuitesny.com/) for the grand prize.  In exchange for this coveted prize, event attendees invested hundreds of dollars in raffle tickets – which was matched by Silverstein Properties.  Funds are being donated to Hell’s Kitchen neighbor, Covenant House New York City (INSERT LINK https://ny.covenanthouse.org/) – whose mission is to help homeless youth.

 

About River Place

Designed by Costas Kondylis and Partners, River Place is a 40-story, 921-unit residential tower which opened in 2000. Located in Times Square vicinity in Hell’s Kitchen, one of New York City’s most sought-after and vibrant neighborhoods by the Hudson River, River Place is just blocks away from world-class theater, the High Line, Hudson River Park, West Chelsea’s art galleries and some of the city’s finest restaurants and shops.

 

For further information on River Place, visit www.riverplacenyc.com

 

About Silver Towers

Silver Towers is a 1.2 million-square-foot, 1,359-unit rental apartment community that includes two 60-story towers connected by a six-story base and a 12-story inclusionary rental building. A portion of the units in the north tower are dedicated to Silver Suites Residences, which are the furnished units designated for corporate tenants, who have access to all amenities, including daily shuttle bus to numerous locations in Manhattan, as well as hotel-like services. The property includes over 20,000 square feet of retail space and a 194-car parking garage.

 

For further information on Silver Towers, visit www.silvertowers.com

 

About Silverstein Properties

Silverstein Properties, Inc. (SPI) is a privately held, full-service real estate development, investment and management firm based in New York. Founded in 1957 by Chairman Larry Silverstein, the company develops and acquires office, residential, hotel and retail properties. SPI has developed, owned and managed more than 40 million square feet (3.25 million square meters) of commercial, residential and retail space.  Recent projects include 7 World Trade Center, the first LEED-certified office tower in New York City (2006), 4 World Trade Center (2013) and the Four Seasons Downtown (2016).

 

Currently, the firm has $10 billion of development underway including One West End and 2 and 3 World Trade Center. In addition, SPI is focused on joint ventures for development and acquisitions in Europe and Israel. The company has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in New York City” by Crain’s New York Business for eight years in a row.

 

For further information on Silverstein Properties, visit www.silversteinproperties.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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