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Power 200 Rank


Howard Lorber

Executive Chairman

Douglas Elliman

One of New York City’s real estate heavyweights, Lorber acquired controlling interest in Douglas Elliman in 2003 with partner Dottie Herman. Lorber serves as Chairman and CEO of Douglas Elliman’s parent company Vector Group and guides Douglas Elliman, the nation’s fourth largest brokerage with over 7,000 agents who do over $28 billion in annual sales.

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