Louis Ceruzzi has amassed more than 25 years of experience as a real estate professional, business leader, and restaurant owner, having achieved success in multiple real estate sectors. As founder and president of Ceruzzi Holdings LLC, he has carried out more than 500 lease transactions with tenants including Target, Costco, Lowe’s Home Improvement, and Stop & Shop. Since his company’s establishment in 1997, Louis Ceruzzi has developed more than 10 million square feet of property spanning office space, shopping centers, hotels, and multi-unit residential buildings, including the Oxford and Knickerbocker condominiums in New York and large-scale high-rise residences developed in association with Ritz-Carlton and the Trump Organization.
A real estate developer as well as a restaurateur, Mr. Ceruzzi also owns the New York City eateries Via Quadronno, Bar Roma, Sfoglia, and Bottega del Vino. Recently, he led his firm to acquire a property upon which he has commenced development of 200,000 square feet of luxury condominium units and high-street retail at 86th Street and Lexington Avenue. He has recently acquired zoning approval for a 62-story residential building at 50th Street and Lexington.
Ceruzzi Holdings is the successor to Ceruzzi Properties LLC, a firm founded in 1988 by Mr. Ceruzzi. Under his leadership, Ceruzzi Properties worked with a number of leading retailers across the United States before joining with Starwood Capital Group to form Starwood Ceruzzi LLC in 1997. Through the merged firm, Louis Ceruzzi enabled the redevelopment of several obsolete shopping centers into renewed power centers featuring leading anchor retailers.