is a real estate tycoon living in New York. He was born in Frankfurt
in 1960. As the son of Jewish holocaust survivors, he grew up in a traditional Jewish community and environment in Frankfurt. In 1987, he moved to New York City
where he apprenticed at a real estate brokerage firm. He has two sons from a previous marriage and is currently married to Doctor Samantha Boardman, psychiatrist and socialite. Rosen currently resides in New York City with his wife and two sons.
Real Estate Holdings
RFR Holding LLC is a partnership controlled principally by Aby Rosen and his childhood friend Michael Fuchs. In the 15 years after RFR Holding was established in 1991, Rosen had acquired a vast portfolio of real estate holdings including the landmark Seagram Building
and Lever House
Gramercy Park Hotel
Rosen partnered with long time friend and co-founder of Studio 54
, Ian Schrager
to transform the 123 year-old Gramercy Park Hotel with minimalist architect John Pawson
In 2006, Rosen announced plans to develop the site at 610 Lexington Ave in NYC (situated directly behind the Seagram Building
) into a glass hotel and condominium tower designed by Sir Norman Foster
Lever House Art Collection
The Lever House Art Collection
is a collection of works commissioned for display at the Lever House
by Aby Rosen. It is curated by Richard Marshall, an art historian as well as an associate curator for the Whitney Museum
in New York City. The Lever House Art Collection was inaugurated in 2004 featuring a work by Jorge Pardo. Other works have included:
Outside the United States
Rosen, with partner Fuchs holds a large real estate portfolio in Germany, especially in Frankfurt, his natal city. In early 2007, they bought the headquarter building of the European Central Bank. Furthermore, the company owns the Swift Haus on Jungfernstieg and the Kaufmannshaus on Große Bleichen in Hamburg.
The portfolio is currently administrated by their office in Frankfurt.