Month: January 2013

The Powerful Pontes

Real estate family makes changes to longtime Tribeca holdings New York City is known for its loud, splashy developers. But quieter landlords often have equally valuable holdings. The low-profile Ponte family, for example, started buying parking garages, former warehouses and auto shops in northwestern Tribeca in the 1960s. Today, the family owns at least 30 properties in the now-trendy area, according to public records. The family’s firm, Ponte Equities, has rarely sold or developed any of its properties over the years and is sitting on a goldmine today, industry experts said. “Th...