For this week’s episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Rob Lapidus, President, CIO, and Co-Founder, of L&L Holding Company. In this discussion, Rob talks about the importance of value and trust by playing the long game.
We have a great show today. I had the pleasure of interviewing Rob Lapidus, President, CIO, and Co-Founder, of L&L Holding Company. I have gotten to know Rob over the years as we sit on the board of SparkYouth together. He has an incredible story having started as an attorney, moving in house for a real estate developer, and then starting L&L with David Levinson in 2000 and ultimately growing it to a 400 person company with an 8 million square foot portfolio.
Prior to founding the Company, Rob was President of Westminster Capital Associates where he placed over $300 million of mortgage financing on multi-family, commercial and retail properties in New York and New Jersey. Before that, Rob was with Bellemead Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the Chubb Corporation, where he learned the business handling leasing, management, syndication and financing of a 12 million square foot portfolio of office space. Rob graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wharton and received a degree from Cardozo Law School.
In this discussion, Rob talks about the importance of value and trust by playing the long game. This means sharing core values with your partners. He also talks about challenging your self by surrounding yourself by like minded individuals. This lead to Rob jumping to become a Principal at a very early stage in his career.
He goes on to talk about managing risk and taking on the right projects. He shares about “Building the Unbuildable” with their latest development TSX Broadway where they raised the historic Palace theater 30 feet in the air as part of a 47-story hotel tower. He also speaks about what went into building what he believes is the best office building in the world at 425 Park Avenue. I know you will get a lot out of the episode!
To learn more about L&L’s projects, please visit: https://www.ll-holding.com.
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