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Ian Reisner - Managing Partner
Mr. Reisner co-founded Parkview Developers with Mati Weiderpass in 2003. Parkview focuses on residential and hotel development in New York City. Projects have included new construction developments, assemblages, and owning and operating a NYC hotel and more. Previously, Mr. Reisner had a 15 year career on Wall Street with Salomon Brothers and then Bank of America where he was a Managing Director running a $200 million derivatives business. Mr. Reisner was also the Vice President and Co-founder of Watch World International, a nationwide chain of 119 specialty stores that was sold to Sunglass Hut International in June 2000. Watch World was as much a real estate as it was a retail play. All 119 stores were planned, designed and constructed by Mr. Reisner and Mr. Weiderpass.
Mati Weiderpass - Managing Partner
Mati Weiderpass co-founded Parkview Developers with Ian Reisner. Projects have included new construction developments, assemblages, and owning and operating a NYC hotel and more. In 1994 Mati Weiderpass founded and served as President, CEO and Chairman of a watch specialty retail concept called Watch World International based in New York City. With three rounds of venture capital financing (from Travelers Insurance and a DLJ Investment Fund) Mati Weiderpass expanded the concept to 119 locations nation-wide with $50 million in annual sales. Mati Weiderpass has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and a Masters of Science Degree in Real Estate Development form NYU. In addition, Mr. Weiderpass served as a Captain in the US Army.