Leslie Wohlman Himmel

Recognized as one of the most prominent women in New York City's real estate industry, Leslie Wohlman Himmel has been Co-Managing Partner of Himmel + Meringoff Properties since she formed the company with Stephen Meringoff in 1985. Since that time, she has become one of New York's most active owners having accumulated a substantial portfolio of commercial real estate holdings valued in excess of $1 billion.

Focused on the acquisition and financing of properties that are suitable for strategic repositioning, she specializes in identifying, evaluating, negotiating and closing opportunistic purchases. Over the course of her three-decade career, she has been instrumental in over 45 acquisition and financing transactions valued in excess of $2 billion.

In 2017, Ms. Himmel was named as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by Crain’s. She was honored in 2016 as Harvard Business School Club of New York’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and, in 2011, received REBNY's Mendik Lifetime Leadership in Real Estate Award for exceptional accomplishment and dedication to leadership in New York real estate.

Ms. Himmel is a Board Member of the M&T Bank Directors Advisory Council, New York City Mortgage Committee and the Harvard Business School Club of New York. She is a member of REBNY's Board of Governors since 2001, she continues to serve as Treasurer of the Executive Committee and co-chairs REBNY's Economic Development committee which she founded in 1992. Ms. Himmel is also a member of The Real Estate Roundtable, the UDMUC Red Council of the Urban Land Institute, Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York and YPO/WPO.

She has made significant contributions to both the Harvard Business School and the Wharton School in support of the next generation of women leaders. Ms. Himmel is also an early stage investor and Board advisor to Hello Alfred, a successful online concierge service, developed by two women who are recent HBS graduates.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA with high honors from the Harvard Business School.

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