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Howard M. Lorber


Howard M. Lorber of New York, NY, is chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. He serves as president and chief executive officer of Vector Group Ltd. and chief executive officer of its wholly owned subsidiary, New Valley, LLC. Mr. Lorber has actively managed Vector’s and New Valley’s diversified interests since 1994, including New Valley’s broad portfolio of real estate projects located in the United States. Mr. Lorber serves as executive chairman of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, one of the nation’s oldest and largest real estate brokerage firms. Douglas Elliman is the largest residential real estate brokerage firm in the New York metropolitan area and the fourth largest residential real estate brokerage in the United States. Additionally, Douglas Elliman has offices in South Florida; California; Aspen, CO; Greenwich, CT; Boston, MA; and Texas.

Mr. Lorber is executive chairman of Nathan’s Famous Inc. and is on the board of directors of Clipper Realty, Inc. He also serves as chairman of Southampton Hospital Foundation and co-chairman of the Silver Shield Foundation. Mr. Lorber is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation Board of Directors, and he has previously served as a member of the International Board of Governors of Hillel and on the board of the 92nd Street Y. He is a recipient of the American Jewish Committee National Human Relations Award, as well as the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County Man of the Year award.

Mr. Lorber holds a bachelor of arts degree, a master of science degree in taxation, and an honorary doctorate from Long Island University, where he is also a trustee.

May 29, 2020