Elie Hirschfeld serves as president of Hirschfeld Properties LLC, a leading New York-based real estate development firm. Elie Hirschfeld Properties has engaged in the development or ownership of many of the most renowned office buildings, hotels, multi-family residential buildings, parking facilities, and retail projects in New York City.
Since joining the company in 1976, Elie Hirschfeld has provided leadership in the development of many prominent New York City properties, including The Grand Sutton, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Park Avenue Court, the Gotham, and Exchange Tower. In 1995, he managed the successful redevelopment of the historic Hotel Pennsylvania, which brought the first Sports Authority to New York. This project epitomized the Hirschfeld Properties commitment to maintaining the integrity and original character of properties, while implementing creative development solutions that respond to the needs of the community.
Over the years, Elie Hirschfeld has directed Hirschfeld Properties in many innovative collaborations with other distinguished real estate development firms, including the Zeckendorf Organization, the Donald Trump Organization, Silverstein Properties, Empire Realty Group, Belz Enterprises of Memphis, and Simon Property Group. Visionary projects have included The Sports Club/LA, a completely vertical sports club, Manhattan Mall, one of the first vertical shopping malls in NYC, and New York's first open-air parking garage.
Prior to joining Hirschfeld Properties, Elie Hirschfeld worked as an attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Haldey & McCloy. His practice areas included real estate, financing, and banking law. He received his law degree from New York University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Brown University, where he served as President of his class.
Elie Hirschfeld created the Hirschfeld Foundation to direct his philanthropic efforts in support of education, healthcare, athletics, and Jewish causes. He serves as trustee emeritus of Brown University and Long Island University, Director of the U.S. Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and trustee of numerous New York City hospitals. He has served on the Board of Directors or Steering Committees of many other organizations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Jewish National Fund.
Elie Hirschfeld is a Tony Award voting member of The Broadway League and has produced and co-produced numerous Broadway shows. He is also a competitive athlete who has completed over 75 triathlons and 11 marathons, and a passionate art collector with a focus on original art scenes of New York City.