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Adam Hochfelder

Merchants Hospitality
Managing Director of Real Estate Acquisitions & Development
New York
Adam Hochfelder is the current Managing Director of Real Estate Acquisitions & Development at Merchants Hospitality, and former co-owner of the NYC real estate investment firm Max Capital. Led by him, the company gained ownership over some of the most expensive buildings in New York City, including the Helmsley Building and the Conde Nast Building.
Born in 1971 in Old Westbury, NY, Adam Hochfelder graduated in 1993 from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Soon after he was called the Whatron Whiz Kid (wunderkind) of New York real estate because under his guidance his company has expanded in New York and Chicago exponentially. Acquiring many luxury hotels and residential properties, Hochfelder has always managed to outsmart the biggest real estate developers and landlords. For example, when he was only 27 years old he bought the legendary Harry Helmsley's power building.In 2000, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has appointed Mr. Hochfelder to serve in the NYC Economic Development Committee. It is publicly known that Hochfelder has made the biggest effort to bring the 2012 Olympic Games to New York.Later in his career Adam Hochfelder committed himself to developing multiple luxury hotel properties like Westin Aruba Resort & Casino and the Hyatt Andaz in New York City. 
Hochfelder started his professional career while he was still studying at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, initially by undertaking an internship position at Newmark and Co, a major real-estate services company. A year later, while serving as the chief investment officer of Atlantic Capital, a real-estate investment firm, Mr. Hochfelder decided to start his own business venture, and thus Max Capital was born. The company gained serious notice in estate world, and soon after Adam Hochfelder was not only competing but also outplaying some of NYC’s most powerful landlords. Hochfelder is also known for his philanthropic endeavours, such as funding the development of low-income housing in New York and Philadelphia, founding and sponsoring the NYC Parenting Center, and actively participating as a coach in youth sports in Manhattan.Multiple National Charities have honored Adam Hochfelder for his involvement and contributions. 
Like mentioned above, Mr. Adam Hochfelder has funded the development of the NYC Parenting Center which is specifically aimed at first time mothers in need. Other notable contributions are the HELP USA initiative and the low-income housing in NY and PA. These multiple National Charities for his philanthropic endeavors have put Adam in the NYC Skyscraper Museum. He was honored by several national charities for his involvement in the community development and in various youth sports foundations.