Prominent East Coast Real Estate Families Descriptive Essay by cee-cee

Prominent East Coast Real Estate Families
A history and description of four eminent real estate families on the East Coast: the Rudin family, the Durst family, the Trump family and the LeFrak family.
# 110700 | 1,955 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper describes four real estate families that have all been responsible for developing large parts of New York City. For each family, the writer provides information on how and when the family business started, who started it and who is currently running it, their most notable project to date, their current worth and how much total square footage they own. The Rudin family business, credited with spearheading the development of Manhattan's dot-com district, the Durst family, noted for only building 'green'properties, the Trump family, which successfully expanded Manhattan's Upper West Side, and the LeFrak family, famous for the enormous complex called LeFrak City in Queens, are the families described.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bagli, Charles. V. Lewis Rudin, head of real estate family and a Frequent City Fiscal Savior Dies at 74. The New York Times, September, 2001. p. 5.
  • Franklin Co. Historical Society. Franklin County, Illinois, 1818-1997. Turner Publishing Company. 1996.
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