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Joseph Cayre

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Midtown Equities/Core Group Marketing

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Cayre made his fortune by selling videos and computer software to discount retailers like Wal-Mart and is part of a group of investors that bought the World Trade Center in 2001 and the Sears Tower in 2004. It’s been less than a year since Cayre joined in purchasing HSBC Bank headquarters for $330 million, but he shows no signs of slowing down his investments. His real estate firm, Midtown Equities, just paid $33 million for a five-story, 77,000-square-foot office building in downtown Brooklyn. The building is famous for being the location where baseball legend Jackie Robinson signed his first Major League Baseball contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The famed building is now part of Midtown Equities’ 100-plus properties and 14 million square feet of space in retail, office, and residential locations in major cities across the country, one of which happens to be Haute Living headquarters in Midtown, Miami.