REAL ESTATE: A Bid for Superpower

With the possible exception of fine food, there is nothing that William Zeckendorf likes better than fine property. As boss and only stockholder of Manhattan's Webb & Knapp, Inc., he controls a gross $100 million in real estate. Through Webb & Knapp, 250-lb. Bill Zeckendorf has such varied holdings as 50,000 square feet on San Francisco's fashionable Nob Hill, a huge tract in Los Angeles, a jail in Boise, Idaho, Denver's Courthouse Square and sizable holdings in Manhattan. No deal is too big for Zeckendorf; it was he who assembled the land...

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