Steven Witkoff

Honoree
Steven Witkoff, BA, ’80; JD, ’83

Chairman and CEO
The Witkoff Group


Steven Witkoff is chairman and CEO of The Witkoff Group, which he founded in 1997. With extensive experience in all aspects of the development process, from financing and acquisitions through construction, he has successfully led the repositioning of over 70 properties comprising some 18 million square feet in major central business districts in the United States and abroad.

Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Witkoff co-founded Stellar Management Company, where he acquired and repositioned a portfolio of residential buildings in New York City. Mr. Witkoff previously practiced as an attorney in real estate law at Dreyer & Traub and Rosenman & Colin, where he represented a number of large developers and investors.

Mr. Witkoff holds a BA from Hofstra University and a JD from Hofstra’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law, and he currently serves as a member of Hofstra's Board of Trustees. He served on the Executive Committee for the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and as a trustee for the Intrepid Foundation.