Co-Founder and partner
Eric Birnbaum is a leading New York-based developer and co-founder of Imperial Companies, avertically integrated real estate investment, development and management platform.
Birnbaum’s diverse portfolio includes numerous critically acclaimed projects. He is the creator ofthe “boutique residential” category, epitomized by his most recent project, Henry Hall. Opened in2017, this 225-unit rental building offers residential livingwith boutique hotel amenities. Voguecalls Henry Hall “a residential building that looks more like a members-only club you’ve somehowfinagled your way into.” Birnbaum is also behind the unique 700-room mixed-use ground-updevelopment The Pod Hotel in NewYork’s Times Square. He is currently developing hotels in LasVegas and South Beach, Miami.
Since 2014, Birnbaum and his team have deployed more than $1 billion of total capital acrossprimarily residential and hospitality assets. In late 2017, Imperial successfully raised and cosponsoreda blind pool acquisition vehicle (SPAC) with Noam Gottesman’s TOMS Capital focused onreal estate operating companies. The company currently trades under the ticker: LAHL.
Before forming Imperial, Birnbaum led his own firm and deployed approximately $500 milliondollars in capital over 13 transactions. Prior to that, he was also a member of the publicly-tradedreal estate giant Vornado Realty Trust wherehe worked in Acquisitions and Capital Markets, andparticipated in the acquisition and financing of more than $1 billion in office and retail assets.
A native of New York City, Birnbaum is an avid runner and a New York Mets fan. His favoritehometown restaurants include Legacy Records, Carbone and Tal Bagels. He lives on the Upper EastSide with his wife, their three children and their Golden Doodle, Cooper.