COMPANY: Midtown Equities/Core Group Marketing
INDUSTRY: Real Estate
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: Cayre created his real estate empire—which includes Miami’s 55-acre Midtown development, the current home of Haute Living offices—the old fashioned way: from the ground up. He began amassing his fortune by selling videos to discount retailers. He founded the New York-based Midtown Equities in 2002, which has invested in high-profile trophy properties with various partners. Cayre’s portfolio includes the World Trade Center in New York, a few Ritz-Carltons, and landmark buildings in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.