If you’ve ever doubted that pressure makes
diamonds, consider this year’s crop of 40 Under 40
honorees. Many not only survived one of the most
troublesome times that commercial real estate has
seen of late but they found ways to flourish.
They come from diverse backgrounds—time served
in the Israeli Army or championship rowing, for
instance—but what binds them is an indefatigable
and relentless pursuit of real estate excellence.
REAL ESTATE FORUM editors pored over nearly 300
nominations this year, narrowing them down to
the 41 stars that appear below (one dynamic duo
made the list). Some are on the investment side,
others are lawyers or brokers but all have a body of
work that we found most impressive.