Founded in 1901 and owned and managed by members of the LeFrak family, LeFrak is a privately held group of companies with roots in the New York metropolitan area. With more than 100 years of experience in the ownership, development, and management of real property, LeFrak has become one of the world’s largest property firms.
Its affiliated companies own a portfolio of office, residential, retail and hotel developments including prominent projects like LeFrak City, Gateway at Battery Park City and Newport, the largest new waterfront community in the country. LeFrak affiliates own more than 40 million square feet of real estate across the U.S. LeFrak is an active real estate investor and developer, focusing primarily in New York, the West Coast and Florida, where LeFrak is developing the 1 Hotel and Homes South Beach, a 1.8 million square foot luxury mixed-use condo-hotel project.
LeFrak has received international acclaim for responsible community development and sensitivity to environmental sustainability. Beyond real estate, LeFrak affiliates are significant investors in oil and gas properties, as well as active direct investors in public and private companies across sectors and geographic regions.