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Professional Profile: David Berkey 2011

About

  • Title: Executive Vice President, Director of Leasing
  • Company: L&L Holding Company, LLC
  • Location: New York, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: New York, N.Y.

Family: Married (24 years) with three children
College: Ithaca College, BS, Finance, 1984
First job outside of real estate: I started in real estate right out of school
First job in real estate or allied field: Leasing broker – Sylvan Lawrence Company (at
one time the largest commercial landlord in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn).
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? L&L Holding Co. is a
vertically integrated owner developer with interests in 11 N.Y. area properties totaling
nearly 6.5 million s/f. We have a number of irons in the fire in terms of pending
acquisitions, both commercial and residential and are at the early stages redeveloping 695
Main St. in Stamford, Conn., a 600,000 s/f office complex in the heart of the central
business district.
Hobbies: Mountain biking, skiing, ice hockey, Formula One racing
Favorite book: Whatever I happen to be reading at the time (“Moonwalking with
Einstein,” by Josha Foer)
Favorite movie: “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” Clint Eastwood
Person you admire most (outside of family): David Levinson — We have been
working together for nearly 20 years and he is one of the smartest, most interesting people
in the business.
Keys to success: Hard work, organization and persistence
If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Investment banker