Gilbert Schlesinger was the patriarch of this third generation family real estate business. His real estate activities started in the mid 1950’s in the New York metropolitan area and expanded to include ownership investments in over ten thousand multi-family units. His primary focus was in the area of acquisition of existing residential properties in urban settings. He had degrees from City College of New York, Brooklyn Law School and London School of Economics. He retired in the mid-1970’s turning control over to his son Richard.
Mr. Schlesinger has led Copperline and its related entities for more than 50 years, directing its staff of seasoned real estate professionals and all Company business operations. Experienced in all aspects of residential real estate, including new single and multi-family construction, complete rehabilitations, rental, sales and management, he is heavily involved in the implementation of redevelopment plans for all repositioned assets. Mr. Schlesinger has guided the acquisition, financing and development or redevelopment of more than 20,000 residential units and secured more than $700 million in debt for the Company portfolio since 1995. Mr. Schlesinger earned B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Long Island University.