Making Development Dreams a Reality with Ian Bruce Eichner, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Continuum Company

Ian Bruce EichnerIan Bruce Eichner is a seasoned commercial real developer focused on urban mixed-use properties in the United States. He has a proven track record in real estate spanning more than three decades. His vast portfolio of projects includes Madison Square Park Tower, City Spire, One Broadway Place, The Manhattan Club, The Royale and Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. Outside of New York, Mr. Eichner has developed the Continuum South Beach, a 2-tower gated beachfront community in Miami Beach, Florida and the Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. Eichner’s acute business sense has produced a series of visionary real estate developments that have been characterized by a creative mix of distinctive, purpose-built properties. His notable development achievements that were the first in their class include: the first high-rise in Brooklyn since landmarks height legislation was passed in 1965 (Montague Street, 1998); the first and only beachfront gated community in Miami’s South Beach (The Continuum, 2002-2008); and the first development on the Las Vegas strip to employ an urban development model, maximizing a small 8.5 acre site to its full square footage potential of 6.5 million square feet (Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino).

Mr. Eichner’s career in real estate follows almost a decade in the criminal justice system, which included terms as an Assistant District Attorney and program development chief of a gubernational agency during Nelson Rockefeller’s tenure.

The Dealmakers’ Edge with A.Y. Strauss highlights the stories, successes, and struggles behind major commercial real estate investors. Each episode offers a behind-the-scenes look at commercial real estate leaders and their unique edge.

Hosted by Aaron Y. Strauss, Managing Partner at A.Y. Strauss

Aaron Y. Strauss is one of the leading legal advisors in the commercial real estate industry, providing insight and guidance for billions worth of transactions during his career. As our firm’s founder and managing partner, he has positioned A.Y. Strauss as one of the region’s most respected law firms for commercial real estate owners, lenders and sponsors, serving the needs of our clients with the utmost in care, integrity and transparency.