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Billionaire Real Estate’s Tycoon Larry Silverstein’s Keynote Speech at NYU’s Capital Markets Conf-2022

At almost 91.5 years of age, Larry Silverstein is one of New York’s premier real estate investors and developers. Well known today throughout the world as the owner of the World Trade Center, Mr. Silverstein has been a notable Manhattan real estate developer for over 50 years. Today, he is the chairman of his company, Silverstein Properties.

Born during the great depression, Larry started from humble beginnings in New York where he would grow up. After obtaining his college degree at NYU, he would marry his wife Klara. Together, they would raise three children.

Son of a leasing broker, Larry was exposed to the business at a young age. With the demands of having to support a family, he took an entrepreneurial leap with his father from brokerage to commercial real estate development and investment.

The risk paid off and after having delivered returns to his fellow investors, more projects ensued. His journey in real estate continued as he acquired, developed, rehabilitated and re-positioned commercial properties in Manhattan entirely on spec.

Born in 1931, Larry Silverstein is the son of Harry Silverstein who was a classically trained pianist, but a commercial leasing broker by trade. Larry was raised and educated in New York. Larry and his sister grew up in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood until moving to the Washington Heights area.

As his father was a classically trained pianist, Larry and his sister would attend the High School of Music and Art. Upon finishing high school, he continued his studies obtaining an undergraduate degree from New York University (NYU). After his college degree, Larry also attended law classes in the mornings at Brooklyn Law School while he worked in the afternoons as a leasing broker.

In 1951, Larry would attend camp where he was tasked to wash the dishes. His boss in the kitchen was a young woman named Klara. After an invitation by her parents for dinner, the two would begin dating and eventually marry. They would have three children together.

The path to the World Trade Center began in 1980 when the Port Authority offered the keystone site up for bid. Larry Silverstein would win the bid to lease the site upon which he would build 7 World Trade Center. Initially engineered for a 25,000 square foot floor plate, Mr. Silverstein knew the local tenants were attracted to larger floor plates that had twice as much square footage.

Larry Silverstein would build 7 World Trade Center on spec with the larger floor plates desired by the larger tenants in the area. He was successful in leasing 1,000,000 square feet of space to Salomon Brothers. Equally important, he now had experience dealing with the Port Authority.

When the Port Authority decided to divest itself from ownership of the World Trade Center, they approached several candidates to submit bids for the office towers. Vornado was initially the successful bidder, but relinquished their successful bid to Larry Silverstein who was more experienced in affairs with the Port Authority.

Larry Silverstein, delivered his keynote speech at NYU Schack Institute of Real Estates 55th Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate on Tuesday December 6th 2022, at the Pierre hotel, New York City.

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Interview with Billionaire Businessman Ronald O.Perelman at Baruch College Annual Gala -2016

Ronald Owen Perelman is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. Through his company MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, he has invested in various companies with interests that encapsulate groceries, cigars, licorice, makeup, cars, photography, television, camping supplies, security, gaming, jewelry, banks, and comic book publishing. Perelman annually is one of the world’s largest philanthropic donors. As of January 2016, Perelman is the 36th richest American, and 80th richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $12.2 billion.

MacAndrews & Forbes established the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program in 1994 for research into the causes and treatment of breast and ovarian cancer. The company also founded the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Medical Center. Over the years, MacAndrews & Forbes has also provided significant support for such organizations as the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, Carnegie Hall, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital and Perelman’s alma mater, The University of Pennsylvania.

In 1993, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) Revlon Run/Walk For Women was created through the combined efforts of Perelman, Lily Tartikoff, co-founder of the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program, and the EIF. The New York and Los Angeles Run/Walk events together have distributed over $50 million for women’s cancer research, counseling and outreach programs nationwide.

World Liberty TV, had the pleasure to speak about education with Mr Perelman at the Bernard Baruch Dinner, where he was honored with The Prestigious Bernard Baruch Award for Business and Civic Leadership, See what Mr Perelman had to say to us, right here in our World Liberty TV, Business Channel.

Special Olympics Donation of 12 Million Dollars by Billionaire Tom Golisano at The CGI 2012

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and share personal skills, gifts of spirit, and friendship with their families, their fellow Special Olympics athletes, and the world.

Through the power of sports, Special Olympics helps people with intellectual disabilities feel welcome in their communities and develop a profound belief in themselves. One of the best ways to explain how we help our athletes is to share this story with you.

Special Olympics is a 4-star-rated, world-renowned charity targeting the nearly 200 million adults and children who have intellectual disabilities, in nearly 170 countries, through sports, education, and health programs. We are designated tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

World Liberty TV was on hand at the Clinton Global Event, where Mr. Tom Golisano, Billionaire Businessman made a donation of 12 million to the Special Olympics.


The National Retail Federation has represented retail for over a century. Every day, we passionately stand up for the people, policies and ideas that help retail thrive.

As the nation’s largest private-sector employer, retail contributes $3.9 trillion to the annual GDP. No other industry comes close.

Wherever the industry goes, the nation follows — so we’re committed to helping retail go further.

Together with our philanthropic arm, the NRF Foundation, we stand up for, celebrate, educate and inspire our industry.

We’re retail’s greatest advocates, uniting an industry of leaders and boundary breakers around complex issues and bold opportunities.

As a member of NRF, you are part of the world’s largest retail trade association, a diverse community with thousands of leading retailers and industry professionals.

NRF membership is available for retailers, industry partner companies, insights partner firms, universities and their students and international retail association members.

There were many great speakers at NRF, on Martin Luther king jr day, basketball great and billionaire businessman, was honored guest and keynote speaker.

Other Keynote speakers included: Martha Stewart, Actress and businesswoman Drew Barrymore, many fortune 500 CEO’s from the retail arena. Drew Barrymore, meanwhile, closed out NRF by speaking about her newest brand, homeware brand Beautiful which launched in 2021 exclusively at Walmart. Barrymore launched the brand with co-founder Shae Hong, the founder of kitchenware brand Made by Gather.

At NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show, attendees step into the future at the Foodservice Innovation Zone, an interactive exploration of the technologies and innovations that are transforming the customer foodservice experience.

There was so much happening at NRF 2024, see more in our World Liberty TV, Retail channels by clicking here.


BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor for World Liberty TV The National Retail Federation has represented retail for over a century. Every day, we passionately stand up for the people, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. As the nation’s largest private-sector employer, retail contributes $3.9 trillion to the annual GDP. No other industry comes close....
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The 79th Annual Columbus Day Parade-2023

By Liliana Rocio Senior Editor,  44st  &  5th Ave NYC  Oct 9th 2023 The 79th Annual Columbus Day Parade returns to Fifth Avenue in New York City on Monday, October 9, 2023. On Friday President of the Columbus Heritage Coalition, Angelo Vivolo, was joined by representatives from New York City’s largest Italian-American organizations for a...
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NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate’s 55th Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate Focuses on The Opportunities & Challenges in a Post-Pandemic Inflationary Environment on December 6 at the Pierre Hotel in NYC.

Eric L. Adams, Mayor of New York City, Was the Featured Guest Speaker, Along with Industry Leaders and Speakers Larry Silverstein of Silverstein Properties, Maryanne Gilmartin of MAG Partners, Tammy Jones of BASIS Investment Group, Scott Rechler of RXR, William Rudin of Rudin Management Company, Marty Burger of Silverstein Properties, Paula Campbell Roberts of KKR, Barry Sternlicht of Starwood Capital Group, & and isa Pendergast of CREFC.

The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate will host the 55th Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate at the Pierre Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, December 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. New York City Mayor Eric Adams is the featured guest speaker.

One of the foremost forums on the state of the commercial real estate capital markets and investment activity for more than half a century, the Conference will once again convene industry leaders for a vigorous debate on global equity and debt capital flows, institutional and private equity investment activity, and emerging sources of market disruption.

WE ARE STILL THE GOLDEN APPLE:Larry A. Silverstein, Chairman, Silverstein Properties

23rd ANNUAL GOLDEN APPLE PANEL :Robert S. Blumenthal, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging, and Leisure Group, Americas Deutsche Bank Securities [Moderator],Marty Burger, CEO, Silverstein Properties, MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder and CEO, MAG Partners,Scott Rechler, Chairman & CEO, RXR and Bill Rudin, CEO and Co-Chairman, Rudin Management Company.

FIRESIDE CHAT: Discussion of Opportunities and Challenges in a Post-Pandemic Inflationary Environment,  James D. Kuhn, President and Head of Investor Services, Newmark, Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group.

The Conference finished off with CREFC DEBT FINANCE PANEL, RISK MANAGEMENT AND DATA – Using Data to Manage Macro, Financial and Environmental Risk.

It was our first time covering this event, and I have to say the most uplifting encouraging speech I heard was by Larry Silverstein, Billionaire Chairman and founder of Silverstein Properties. He went into detail how he started his company alongside his father and how he bought his first building and went to so many banks that turned him down, and how he eventually got a loan from one of the banks, and built his empire. I was so impressed with Mr. Silverstein’s speech, it touched my heart, keeping in mind he is 91.5 years old as he said in his speech, I did a special video of this speech which you can sit back and watch and learn from one of the greatest real-estate Tycoon in the USA and possibly in the World. You can watch, Billionaire Real Estate’s Tycoon Larry Silverstein’s Keynote Speech at NYU’s Capital Markets Conf-2022 in our World Liberty TV, Business Channels by clicking here.

Close to 300 people were in attendance, with high level panels, great speakers, world leaders in the real estate world and great networking.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate: The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate was founded in 1967 at the initiative of prominent members of the New York City real estate community, who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that would provide a world-class education for industry professionals.

More than 50 years later, the Schack Institute is at the forefront of real estate education and is recognized globally as one of the world’s leading centers of real estate research and pedagogy. Across the Institute’s graduate degree programs—notably the MS in Real Estate, the MS in Construction Management, and the MS in Real Estate Development—as well as a rapidly expanding undergraduate degree program, enrollment has grown to more than 1,000 full- and part-time students from across the United States and nearly 50 other countries. In addition to its flagship degree programs, thousands of working professionals enroll in the Schack Institute’s executive education, diploma, and career advancement programs each year.

An anchor of real estate academia’s engagement with industry, the Institute is home to the REIT Center, the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment, and the newly established Urban Lab. In addition, the Institute hosts national industry events, including annual conferences on real estate capital markets and the REIT sector. Under the direction of the Schack Institute’s faculty, ongoing applied research at the Institute spans an exceptional range of issues in real estate development and investment, urban economics, and market structure and regulation.

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America Hotel Owners Charitable Association Annual Gala -2022

  By: Lidia Evita, Staff Writer for World Liberty TV The America China Hotel Association Corp. aims to strengthen the greatness of Chinese hotels by: seeking equality for owners, improving the quality of management within the industry, building the overseas hotel booking service, and helping to brand the hotels. Members of the Association are entitled...
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