Top Deal Makers: Lazer Sternhell CEO of Cignature Realty

The establishment of Cignature Realty in the second quarter of 2009, in the midst of arguably the worst recession of modern times, is a feat in itself, but Lazer Sternhell was buoyed by his critical participation in 2008 in a set of commercial real estate transactions totaling some $885 million — equivalent to about 5% of all transactions completed last year. Lazer Sternhell, CEO of Cignature Realty, grew up in New York City’s commercial real estate community. He learned early in his career how to analyze transactions and how to find elements that offer value not readily apparent. And, of course, his early exposure to the business made him something of an “insider” who gets access to client

Capin brokers branch out to form new firm

Two New York commercial real estate brokers with more than $1.5 billion in transactions in two years under their belts have opened their own brokerage firm. “Colleagues and friends may wonder what we were thinking when we decided to open a new commercial real estate brokerage at this time,” said Lazer Sternhell and Peter Vanderpool who have named their firm, Cignature Realty. They say, however, that they are “in the right place at the right time” because the apartment building market in New York City is a “sure bet, even though the overall real estate market in New York City has weakened.” The pair specialize in that segment of the five-borough real estate market and over the years they have

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