Joel Saul Wiener|
1948/1949 (age 69–70)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Woodmere, Long Island, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Brooklyn Law School|
|Known for||Landlord with 10,000+ apartments in New York City|
|Net worth||US$1.0 billion (2017)|
|Title||CEO, Pinnacle Group|
Joel Saul Wiener (born 1948/1949) is an American billionaire real estate developer and landlord, and the CEO of Pinnacle Group.
The family firm, Arthur Holding Company, purchased New York buildings in the 1970s and 1980s. Wiener himself started buying building from the late 1980s onwards. He founded Wiener Realty in 1995.
Through his company, Pinnacle Group, Wiener manages about $2 billion worth of New York City property, 10,000 apartments, almost all rent-regulated, in every borough except Staten Island.
As of 2006, Wiener had been personally sued 84 times. His company has been the "subject of criminal investigations by the Manhattan district attorney and the state attorney general's office; it has been denounced by Representative Charles B. Rangel and other politicians". Wiener "has a reputation for being ruthless among many tenants".
- "As Landlord Grows, So Does Criticism". The New York Times. 3 September 2006. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- "A Look at the Pinnacle Players and Their Bronx Buildings - Norwood News". 1 June 2006. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- "Housing Wars: Pinnacle of Greed - The Indypendent". indypendent.org. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- "Executive Profile: Joel Wiener". Bloomberg LP. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- "NYC Landlord Becomes a Billionaire, Thanks to Gentrification Boom". 20 November 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2017 – via www.bloomberg.com.
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