In 38 short years, Amir Korangy has gone from utter obscurity to being hailed among the “100 Most Important People in Real Estate”. He got his start as an entrepreneur after college by starting the Gringo Gazette, a newspaper for English speaking expats living in Mexico. After selling his first media company at the age of 24, he moved to Washington, DC and started another weekly paper, called the Washington Free Press. Soon after, he sold that publication to his largest competitor. After a stint at Yahoo Inc. Korangy returned to publishing with The Real Deal, a New York real estate news magazine and website which serves as the “bible” to the New York City real estate industry, from finance to development. Amir is also an Executive Producer at PBS for their documentary series “Treasures of New York.”
Today, The Real Deal reports on two of the most dynamic real estate markets in the country—New York City and South Florida—while also addressing nationwide trends. Amir is highly regarded for having his finger on the pulse of the latest real estate market trends and news.
In June 2011, The Real Deal took home first prize as the nation’s top commercial real estate magazine and won the industry award for the best commercial real estate story of 2010 by the National Association of Real Estate Editors.