David Bistricer

David Bistricer
Born1949 (age 67-68)
Brussels, Belgium
Residence Borough Park, Brooklyn
NationalityUnited States
OccupationReal Estate Developer
Known forFounder and Principal of Clipper Equity
Spouse(s)Esther Bistricer
Parent(s)Elsa Bistricer
Moric Bistricer


David Bistricer (given birth to August, 10 1949) is definitely a fresh York-based property developer as well as the creator and primary of Clipper Collateral. His firm targets the transformation of nonresidential structures to home uses.His business methods have led him to becoming called a slumlord, and he has featured on New York’s Worst type of Landlords list.

Early life and education

Bistricer was created in Brussels, Belgium for an Orthodox Jewish family members, the child of Moric and Elsa Bistricer. His mom was a prisoner in the Bergen-Belsen focus camp in Germany during Globe Battle II while his dad hid from your Nazis in Budapest. In 1951, his family members immigrated to NEW YORK when Bistricer was two. In NY, his parents committed to real estate mainly on Western End Avenue and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Bistricer became a member of the family members business in the 1970s. In the 1980s, the Bistricer family members was heavily mixed up in conversion of local rental buildings in NEW YORK into cooperatives.In 1994, these were billed with not disclosing adequate information towards the buyers from the units and in 1998, these were prohibited from selling co-ops and condos. In 2001, the limitation within the family members business was partly lifted and in '09 2009, it had been fully lifted.


In 1987, in his 1st huge transaction, Bistricer partnered with property investor Jacob Schwimmer and purchased a four-tower, 960 apartment complicated at 101 Wadsworth Avenue in Washington Heights for $11 million. Also in 1987, Bistricer bought 30% from the Chicago-based electric wire producer, Coleman Wire (which went general public in 2007). In 2002, he extended into Brooklyn purchasing two Downtown Brooklyn workplace structures for $40 million; and in 2005, he bought the 27-tale New York Phone Organization building in Downtown Brooklyn and transformed the building in to the 219-device BellTel Lofts real estate, among the first large home tasks in Downtown Brooklyn.In 2005, Bistricer purchased the rent-regulated 59 building Vanderveer Estates Apartments in East Flatbush for $138.2 million. using the intention to refurbish them and on-sell these to tenants with higher earnings. During the buy, the complicated experienced over 10,000 casing code violations and gained Bistricer an inventory one of many Worst Landlords released from the then NY Public Advocate, Expenses de Blasio. By 2016 Bistricer experienced decreased the code violations in the complicated, since renamed Flatbush Landscapes, to significantly less than 500 after spending $20 million in extra renovations.In 2006, Bistricer founded Clipper Collateral. A year later on, his bid to get for $1.3 billion the lease regulated Starrett Town organic in East NY failed, partly the consequence of bad publicity encircling the Tishman Speyer Properties buy of Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Town. In 2011, partnering with Joseph Chetrit, he bought the Chelsea Resort for $80 million; they offered their desire for 2013. In 2013, Bistricer started the repair and reconversion to a resort of the previous Resort Bossert in Downtown Brooklyn as well as the conversion from the Cabrini INFIRMARY in Manhattan into casing.In 2013, in his largest transaction to day, Bistricer and his partner Joseph Chetrit, purchased the Sony Tower in NEW YORK for $1.1 billion, going to convert the building into real estate. They halted the task in 2016 because of fears of the over-supply of extravagance housing, instead offering the building for $1.4B towards the Olayan Band of Saudi Arabia.Bistricer includes a conservative expense strategy and typically minimizes the usage of debt without a lot more than 70 percent personal debt to equity.


In 2012, Bistricer donated $70,000 to numerous nonprofit organizations including Yeshiva Simchas Chaim in Sheepshead Bay.

Personal life

Bistricer lives in Borough Recreation area, Brooklyn along with his wife Esther. They possess five kids. His kid J.J. Bistricer can be mixed up in family business.