Francis Greenburger, a man on many a mission: A Profile
February 21, 2017
photo: Francis Greenburger
Background painting by Claus Brunsmann
Two sons, each with their agonizing story, and an eccentric, bibliophile of a father help explain the life course of Francis J. Greenburger. As one of the most successful real estate developers in the U.S., Greenburger could not be more unlike Donald Trump, our headline seizing real estate mogul president, than day is to night, than the Pope is to Putin.
At age 68, Francis, who prefers to be called by his first name, is known to many as the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Time Equities Inc. (TEI), a multibillion dollar real estate firm that manages a portfolio of over 25 million square feet of property in 29 U.S. states, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands. Francis began to make his mark in New York City’s (NYC) Darwinian property world in 1965 when at the age of 16 he leased what he called “7,500 of basically worthless square feet…” on 59th Street and Lexington Avenue. A year later ...