Biography of Elie Hirschfeld, Founder of the Elie Hirschfeld Foundation

Elie Hirschfeld is also the president of Hirschfeld Properties LLC, a leading New York-based real estate development firm. Hirschfeld Properties has engaged in the development or ownership of many of the most renowned office buildings, hotels, multi-family residential buildings, parking facilities, and retail projects in New York City.

Since he joined Hirschfeld Properties in 1976, Elie has guided the development of many prominent New York City properties, including The Grand Sutton, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Park Avenue Court, the Gotham, and Exchange Tower. He has also directed Hirschfeld Properties in collaborations with many other distinguished real estate development firms, including the Zeckendorf Organization, the Donald Trump Organization, Silverstein Properties, Empire Realty Group, Belz Enterprises of Memphis, and Simon Property Group. Innovative joint projects have included The Sports Club/LA, a completely vertical sports club; Manhattan Mall, one of the first vertical shopping malls in NYC,; and New York’s first open-air parking garage.

Before joining his father Abraham Hirschfeld in real estate, Elie Hirschfeld worked as an attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Haldey & McCloy with a focus on real estate, financing, and banking law. He received his law degree from New York University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Brown University, where was President of his class.

Elie Hirschfeld is also a competitive triathlete, a Tony Award voting member of The Broadway League, producer, and a passionate art collector with a focus on original art scenes of New York City.