President and Chief Operating Officer
Serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc. since 1997, Emanuel Stern oversees numerous and diverse development projects throughout the New York/New Jersey area and manages one of the largest privately held commercial real estate portfolios in the country. Totaling 38 million sq. ft., the Hartz portfolio includes over 200 office, industrial, hotel, retail and residential properties.
Mr. Stern leads the company with a combination of keen business judgment and respect for the organizationís family tradition. Initiatives he has directed include the speculative development of 70 and 90 Hudson Streets at Colgate Center, a major catalyst in the renaissance of the Jersey City Waterfront. In downtown Manhattan, Mr. Stern created a market for posh hotels where none had previously existed by developing the Soho Grand and Tribeca Grand Hotels. Mr. Stern also embarked on a cutting edge redevelopment project at the former Ford Motor Company Plan in Edison, NJ, the will become a model for converting aging industrial facilities to higher and better uses. Most recently Mr. Stern has guided the company expansion into the multi-family residential market owning some 1,850 units with an additional 2,000 units in the development pipeline, and into the solar energy field where the company has developed 17 installations, generating approximately 20 megawatts of energy. While moving forward with new
projects, Mr. Stern has remained equally committed to continually improving existing properties within the Hartz portfolio, as demonstrated by the repositioning of the companyís Harmon Meadow mixed-use development and be recent renovations of Soho and Tribeca Grand.
Mr. Stern runs the company with a rare combination of sharp business sense and family tradition, while actively pursuing interests in New York public affairs and culture. Among many community affairs positions, he was recently named Director of the New York Historical Society. Mr. Stern also is a Trustee of the esteemed Citizens Budget Commission of New York as well as a Board member of the Jewish Community of Manhattan.
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