Haute 100 Los Angeles Update: Henry T. Segerstrom

Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Today, we are focusing on Orange County’s own Henry T. Segerstrom. Why? Because the father of the O.C. is about to be honored with one of our nation’s most prestigious awards.

Henry Segerstrom
Category Originators
Industry Real Estate
Company C.J. Segerstrom & Sons
What MADE Him Haute: A managing partner of South Coast Plaza, and owner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, one of the largest real estate empires in California, Henry has been integral to the expansion of the Performing Arts Center (which includes the $200 million Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall) and the surrounding “arts park” complex.

What MAKES Him Haute: We are not the only ones recognizing the impact of this leader of industry. Carnegie Hall is perking up and paying attention to his ventures as well. There are few achievements in life that could measure up to being named by Carnegie Hall as the next Medal of Excellence award winner. On June 7, Henry T. Segerstrom, will know just what it feels like to claim such an accolade. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with the 2008 Medal of Excellence Honoree Terry J. Lundgren (chairman, president and CEO of Macy’s, Inc.), and Sanford I. Weill (chairman of Carnegie Hall’s Board of Trustees), will serve as the honorary chairs of the gala benefit on Monday night, June 7, where Segerstrom will be honored at the New York Waldorf Astoria Starlight Roof.