|Howard Mark Lorber|
September 8, 1948 |
Bronx, New York
|Education||Long Island University|
|Occupation||CEO of Vector Group
Chairman of Douglas Elliman
Chairman of Nathan's Famous
|Children||Michael Lorber Brian 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 with 4,000 brokers as of 2014 (and an additional 300 in Florida). He is also chairman of Nathan's Famous (a fast food chain in the New York area). 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
Lorber was born in The Bronx, the son of Charles and Celia (née Benrubi) Lorber but grew up in Paramus, New Jersey. He attended Long Island University where he is currently on the board of trustees. Lorber Hall was named in his honor. 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. His son Michael Lorber is a real estate broker at Douglas Elliman and was featured on Million Dollar Listing New York. Lorber serves as one of the top economic advisers to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
- The Real Deal: "Closings - Howard Lorber" By Amir Korangy retrieved March 29, 2014
- New York Times: "Howard M. Lorber - The 30-Minute Interview" by VIVIAN MARINO April 1, 2014
- "Forbes Profile: Howard Lorber".
- The Record: "Celia Benrubi Lorber - Obituary" September 15, 2011
- New York Times: "Paid Notice: Deaths HALLMAN, LOUIS" April 13, 2005
- New York Times: "The Real and the Unreal on Reality TV" by ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO May 2, 2013
- Tankersley, Jim (5 August 2016). "Donald Trump’s new team of billionaire advisers could threaten his populist message". Washington Post. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
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