Howard Lorber

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Howard Mark Lorber
Howard Lorber official photo.jpg
Born (1948-09-08) September 8, 1948 (age 70)
Bronx, New York
NationalityUnited States
EducationLong Island University
OccupationCEO of Vector Group
Chairman of Douglas Elliman
Chairman of Nathan's Famous
Spouse(s)Thea Hallman
Children2 sons
Parent(s)Charles Lorber
Celia Benrubi Lorber

Howard Mark Lorber (born September 8, 1948) is an American businessman and investor.

Early life and education[edit]

Lorber was born to a Jewish family[1] in The Bronx, the son of Charles and Celia (née Benrubi) Lorber[2][3] but grew up in Paramus, New Jersey.[2] He attended Long Island University where he is currently on the board of trustees. Lorber Hall was named in his honor.[2] While he was in college, Lorber joined The Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.[citation needed]


He is the President and CEO of Vector Group Ltd., a holding company. He is also the Chairman of Douglas Elliman, a subsidiary of Vector, which is the largest residential real estate brokerage in the New York metropolitan area[2] with 4,000 brokers as of 2014 (and an additional 300 in Florida).[4]

Lorber is chairman of fast food chain Nathan's Famous.[2]

In May 2010, he became a member of the Board of Directors at Borders Group Inc..[5]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Thea Hallman.[6] His son Michael Lorber is a real estate broker at Douglas Elliman and was featured on Million Dollar Listing New York.[7] Lorber served as one of the top economic advisers to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.[8]


  1. ^ "Trump picks businessman Howard Lorber to head Holocaust Memorial Council - Jewish businessman, 68, is longtime friend of president and served as economic adviser during campaign". Times of Israel. May 11, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e The Real Deal: "Closings - Howard Lorber" By Amir Korangy retrieved March 29, 2014
  3. ^ The Record: "Celia Benrubi Lorber - Obituary" September 15, 2011
  4. ^ New York Times: "Howard M. Lorber - The 30-Minute Interview" by VIVIAN MARINO April 1, 2014
  5. ^ "Forbes Profile: Howard Lorber".
  6. ^ New York Times: "Paid Notice: Deaths HALLMAN, LOUIS" April 13, 2005
  7. ^ New York Times: "The Real and the Unreal on Reality TV" by ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO May 2, 2013
  8. ^ Tankersley, Jim (5 August 2016). "Donald Trump's new team of billionaire advisers could threaten his populist message". Washington Post. Retrieved 6 August 2016.