Fordham Law alumnus Craig Deitelzweig ’94 was interviewed by Commercial Observer about his success in the world of real estate.
When Craig Deitelzweig was a teenager, he worked the midnight shift as a doorman in a New York City residential rental building during holidays and breaks from school.
Developer David Walentas, the founder of Brooklyn-based Two Trees, lived in that building and frequent encounters made a distinct impression. “I really became impressed by him and how he could change New York,” Deitelzweig, the CEO of New York-based Marx Realty, told Commercial Observer in a recent interview. “I wanted to be part of changing the skyline of the city as well.”
Deitelzweig, 45, remembers Walentas finding him asleep on the job one night after studying, around 2 a.m. “He was standing right over me. He was very nice and said, ‘It looks like maybe you’ve been studying too much for the SATs,’ ” recalled Deitelzweig, who graduated from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and Fordham Law School.