Howard M. Lorber is the Executive Chairman of Douglas Elliman, one of the nation’s oldest and largest real estate brokerage firms with approximately $29.1 billion in annual sales volume and approximately 6,700 affiliated real estate agents. Mr. Lorber became Chairman of Douglas Elliman in 2003 and has since achieved record sales year over year. These record results are the product of Mr. Lorber’s transformational leadership and business acumen; and, under his direction, Douglas Elliman continues to display unprecedented economic might and influence in the industry.
Mr. Lorber plays an extremely active role in the company and prides himself on his ability to attract and retain the most talented sales personnel. In addition, Mr. Lorber is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vector Group Ltd. and its wholly owned subsidiary, New Valley LLC, the parent company of Douglas Elliman. Mr. Lorber has actively managed Vector Group’s and New Valley’s diversified interests since 1994, including its approximate $100 million of investments in real estate ventures that own approximately $8 billion in underlying assets.
In addition to his role at Vector Group, Mr. Lorber serves as Executive Chairman of Nathan’s Famous Inc. and as a director of Clipper Realty Inc. In 2017, Mr. Lorber received a Presidential appointment to serve as Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is also Chairman of the Southampton Hospital Foundation; Co-Chairman of the Silver Shield Foundation – a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance towards the educational costs of children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty – and serves on the board of Garden of Dreams. Additionally, he is a trustee of Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami; a trustee of the University of Miami Real Estate Advisory Board and Citizen’s Advisory Board; a trustee of Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi); and is on the Citi Private Bank North American Advisory Board.
Mr. Lorber holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Science degree in Taxation and an Honorary Doctorate from Long Island University, where he is also a trustee.