Howard Lorber

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Howard Mark Lorber
Born (1948-09-08) September 8, 1948 (age 68)
Bronx, New York
Nationality United States
Education Long Island University
Occupation CEO of Vector Group
Chairman of Douglas Elliman
Chairman of Nathan's Famous
Spouse(s) Thea Hallman
Children Michael Lorber Brian Lorber
Parent(s) Charles Lorber
Celia Benrubi Lorber

Howard Mark Lorber (born September 8, 1948) is an American businessman and investor. He is the President and CEO of Vector Group Ltd., a holding company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He is also the Chairman of Douglas Elliman, a subsidiary of Vector Group, which is the largest residential real estate brokerage in the New York metropolitan area[1] with 4,000 brokers as of 2014 (and an additional 300 in Florida).[2] He is also chairman of Nathan's Famous (a fast food chain in the New York area).[1] In May 2010, he became a member of the Board of Directors at Borders Group Inc. He is also associated with New Valley Corporation (formerly Western Union), Hallman & Lorber Associates (an actuarial firm), Aegis Capital Corporation (a broker-dealer), United Capital Corporation (real estate), and Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services[3]


Lorber was born in The Bronx, the son of Charles and Celia (née Benrubi) Lorber[1][4] but grew up in Paramus, New Jersey.[1] He attended Long Island University where he is currently on the board of trustees. Lorber Hall was named in his honor.[1] While he was in college, Lorber joined The Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. It had a large impact on his Jewish identity, and as such he endowed a position within the organization called the Lorber Director of Jewish Programming. He is married to Thea Hallman.[5] His son Michael Lorber is a real estate broker at Douglas Elliman and was featured on Million Dollar Listing New York.[6] Lorber serves as one of the top economic advisers to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.[7]