How Did They Build That? | Season 1 - Episode 1
Watch the Smithsonian Channel’s “How Did They Build That?: Cantilevers and Lifts,” featuring the design and construction of 56 Leonard (Original air date: March 5, 2020).
Singapore Tatler | March 22, 2019
At $75,000 a night, The Mark Hotel’s penthouse suite in New York was, up until recently, the world’s most expensive hotel suite.
Forbes | November 15, 2018
Discreetly tucked away on a leafy tree-lined street near Museum Mile in New York City’s fashionable Upper East Side, The Mark Hotel carries the distinction of being one of the world’s most exquisite hotels.
Cultured | November 2018
Entrepreneur, hotelier, and real estate developer Izak Senbahar was born in Istanbul and later transitioned to New York where he was first introduced to the real estate market.
CNBC.com | October 31, 2018
CNBC’s Robert Frank reports on the Mark Hotel’s grand penthouse that costs $75,000 a night.
CNBC.com | October 26, 2018
I spent the day inside the most expensive hotel suite in America. Despite its astonishing $75,000 a night price tag, I still think it is worth every cent.
Financial Times - How To Spend It | September 21, 2018
Why stop at hanging art on your walls when your entire home could be a work of art?
USAToday.com | August 16, 2017
Buzz60’s Keri Lumm talks about 2017’s #1 Luxury Hotel in the World according to Bilanz magazine.
Business Insider | August 13, 2017
Bilanz, Switzerland’s leading business magazine, gave the Mark Hotel its much anticipated and coveted #1 rating in The World’s 100 Best City Hotels Award.
Forbes | September 28, 2016
The phrase “luxury hotel” has become as diluted of its essential prestige in hospitality these days as “gourmet kitchen” has in real estate.
Financial Times | February 26, 2016
Whether we think of the angular fragmentation which is the basis of cubism or the dreamlike incoherence of James Joyce’s Ulysses, it is clear that the art of the modern city emerged from an understanding of the essence of the city as an incoherent place of limitless possibility…
The Real Deal | May 12, 2015
Despite astronomical prices and insatiable demand for luxury real estate in Manhattan, developers Joe Moinian and Ziel Feldman see restraint in the market.
The New York Times | May 5, 2015
“Fashion people and celebrities feel liberated here,” said Izak Senbahar, the owner of the Mark Hotel, as attendees of the annual Costume Institute Gala mingled in his lobby on Monday afternoon. “They feel like they can be themselves.”
The Wall Street Journal | March 12, 2015
On any given day, there are about 400 people—construction workers, truck drivers, engineers and designers—laboring to build 56 Leonard, a 60-story residential skyscraper rising in Tribeca.
The New York Times | February 6, 2015
Izak Senbahar, the president of Alexico Group and co-developer of 56 Leonard, the undulating tower that redefined TriBeCa’s skyline, didn’t hesitate when it came time to select a fitness guru to assemble what, in his opinion, is the most pivotal amenity component of a luxury residential project: its fitness center.
New York Magazine | December 15, 2014
Jacques Herzog, half of the Swiss architecture duo Herzog & de Meuron, grabs a tray full of sugar packets from the café table and lays it across a cappuccino cup, then balances another cup on top of that.
The New York Times | October 24, 2014
The uninitiated buyer could be forgiven for thinking that an apartment with a price tag of $10 million, $20 million or much more comes fully loaded with amenities.
Leaders Magazine | October 2014
An Interview with Izak Senbahar, Alexico Group LLC.
The New York Times | September 9, 2014
What will $1 million buy in New York City? A diamond-encrusted Cartier men’s watch. A small fleet of 2014 Bentley Continentals. Or maybe your very own parking spot in SoHo.
The Native Society | March 13, 2014
Izak Senbahar was born in Istanbul in 1959 and moved to the U.S. in 1977 to attend The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
The New York Times | December 27, 2013
The real estate industry in New York City continues to produce pricey new condominiums, seemingly at the rate of tennis balls spit out of a ball launcher.
The Real Deal | December 2013
Izak Senbahar is the president of the Alexico Group, the development firm behind high-profile condo projects such as Grand Beekman on East 51st Street, 165 Charles Street, the Laurel on East 67th Street and the condo conversion of the Mark Hotel.
The New York Times | November 3, 2013
Walking slowly to the windows facing the meadow of green that is Central Park, Gary Barnett slips into salesman mode as he spreads his arms wide, embracing the sweeping bird’s-eye view he has from the 87th floor of his shimmering skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan.
The Wall Street Journal | September 5, 2013
When construction is complete on 56 Leonard Street, a 60-story skyscraper in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood, amenities will include an indoor/outdoor theater, 75-foot lap pool, library lounge and private dining salon. What it won’t have: a 13th floor.
The Wall Street Journal | June 26, 2013
A penthouse atop a new condominium skyscraper that resembles a pile of haphazardly stacked boxes has gone into contract for $47 million, a record for a condo sale below Midtown Manhattan.