Biography of Elie Hirschfeld, Founder of Elie Hirschfeld Productions
Elie Hirschfeld is a Tony Award voting member of The Broadway League. He has produced and co-produced numerous Broadway shows, including Equus, Passing Strange, and Oleanna.
Elie Hirschfeld also serves as 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 the company in 1976, Elie Hirschfeld has guided the development of many notable New York City properties, including The Grand Sutton, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Park Avenue Court, the Gotham, and Exchange Tower. In 1995, he led the successful redevelopment of the historic Hotel Pennsylvania, which brought the first Sports Authority to New York. This project epitomized the Hirschfeld Properties commitment to maintaining the integrity and original character of properties, while implementing creative development solutions that respond to the needs of the community.
Elie Hirschfeld has directed Hirschfeld Properties in innovative collaborations with many other distinguished real estate development firms, including the Zeckendorf Organization, the Donald Trump Organization, Belz Enterprises of Memphis, Empire Realty Group, Silverstein Properties, and Simon Property Group. Visionary 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 Hirschfeld Properties, Elie Hirschfeld worked as an attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Haldey & McCloy, where he focused 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 he was President of his class.
Elie Hirschfeld created the Hirschfeld Foundation to direct his philanthropic support of education, healthcare, athletics, and Jewish causes. He serves as Director of the U.S. Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science, trustee emeritus of Brown University and Long Island University, and trustee of numerous New York City hospitals. He has also served on the Board of Directors or Steering Committees of many other organizations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Jewish National Fund.
In addition, Elie Hirschfeld is a passionate art collector with a focus on original art scenes of New York City and a competitive athlete who has completed over 75 triathlons and 11 marathons.