ABOUT

PRIME MANHATTAN DEVELOPMENT is an Investor, builder and developer.

With a 115 years of experience, The Shapolsky Family created a platform with which they diversify their portfolio in Prime Manhattan retail, office, mixed-use, and luxury residential investment and development. The partners have owned, developed and managed real estate across various asset classes and are consistently “boots to the ground" in their process of acquiring off-market prime assets.  The team synergy creates a buzz of constant deal flow with the necessary pedigree and track record forming a combined skill set allowing them to compete in any climate in any market in any part of the globe. Our international investor base is strong - spanning the globe and growing by the day.

OUR TEAM

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Grant Shapolsky

FOUNDING PRINCIPAL

Grant Shapolsky is a third generation investor/developer.  Grant has been in the business for 25 years and his family for 90.

 

The Shapolsky's were one of the first families to Coop in Soho and at one time they were the largest landlord on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. 

Grant has spearheaded the acquisition and development of over two million square feet in Prime Manhattan consisting mostly of downtown loft property with a particular interest in IMD buildings, Class B & C office parcels, and the purchase of defaulted loans and spoiled partnership interests. 

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BUILDER PARTNER

OTL Enterprises

OTL Enterprises has 30 years of experience in building and developing in New York City with an intelligent respect for the unique needs and characters of each project. OTL has dedicated in-house Project Managers and Site Supervisors who provide clear, regular communication and guidance through the multitude of choices and decisions involved in the construction process, enabling them to deliver on budget and on time.

OTL has amassed an invaluable roster of the city’s foremost craftsmen and specialized tradesmen, from carpenters, masons and tile workers, to decorative finishers, mechanical experts and painters. These loyal relationships combined with their ability and instinct for assembling the perfect team, there is no task, craft or job they can’t expertly facilitate – even if it’s never been done before.

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Marlon Schwarcz

CAPITAL ADVISORY

A visionary real estate entrepreneur, Marlon Schwarcz has spent  his years in real estate finance, development and investments. He began his career by raising investment capital that is specialized in highly structured financing. He later moved into development and worked in a family office. 

Mr. Schwarcz has a track record in commercial real estate sales, development, and investments.

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Frances Katzen

RESIDENTIAL

Led by Frances Katzen, the Katzen Team has made Douglas Elliman's prestigious "Top 10 List" of most productive agents in New York City for almost a decade running. The Team also ranks in the top 1% of all agents nationwide.

 

Comprised of an elite, professional, and dynamic group of brokers who specialize in domestic and international real estate, the Katzen Team serves a sophisticated clientele with an expertise in creative marketing, positioning, and keen negotiating tactics. While they apply a customized approach to our business, in all cases The Katzen Team understand the importance of discretion, efficiency, and premium service. 

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KBA

ARCHITECT

Kutnicki Bernstein Architects was stablished in 1986 by Dan Bernstein. KBA continues to set precedents for New York City architecture through an active practice in commercial, corporate and residential design. 

 

The firm integrates creativity and vision with practical knowledge in development and construction to create dynamic spaces that are highly functional and aesthetically provocative.