NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ — New York real estate tycoon, Elie Hirschfeld, President of Hirschfeld Properties, LLC, continues to fiercely conquer the New York sports scene by participating in two strenuous athletic events back to back all in the name of charity. Hirschfeld will first participate in the East River swim under the Brooklyn Bridge in support of the non-profit Swim Free on September 11 only to head out to Long Island for the Mighty Hamptons Triathlon on September 12 with proceeds going to Brown University.
“As a native New Yorker and avid sportsman, swimming under one of the most iconic symbols of the city – The Brooklyn Bridge – will be an incredible experience as will completing another Mighty Hamptons Triathlon,” said Hirschfeld. “Marathons and triathlons alone are exceptionally rewarding both physically and mentally, but when you add in the charitable aspect to give back to the community as well, it heightens the sense of satisfaction to a whole new level.”
At the age of 35, Hirschfeld transformed from a casual jogger, occasional biker and “a terrible swimmer” to an impassioned extreme athlete, who over the past 27 years has garnered acclaim having completed over 75 triathlons and 10 marathons across the world. As another outlet for his sports enthusiasm, Hirschfeld launched www.hirschfeldsport.com, a website intended to foster athletic development that currently features triathlon training advice ranging from nutrition to endurance building.
President and CEO of Hirschfeld Properties since 1997, Elie Hirschfeld has dedicated his professional life to real estate development planning and implementation. Since joining the company in 1976, Mr. Hirschfeld’s projects have included the development of prominent New York City properties such as the Grand Sutton, the Hotel Pennsylvania, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and Park Avenue Court.
Mr. Hirschfeld is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the company and leading all aspects of development including new project analysis, lease marketing and negotiation, legal strategies, and architectural and construction management. Elie Hirschfeld directed Hirschfeld Properties, LLC into partnerships with other distinguished real estate development firms such as the Zeckendorf Organization, the Donald Trump Organization, The Silverstein Organization, Empire Realty Group, Belz Enterprises of Memphis and the shopping mall development group, The Mel Simon Organization.
Additionally, Hirschfeld is an avid sportsman, having completed the New York City Marathon and the New York City Triathlon several times, and the Mighty Hamptons Triathlon for the last twenty consecutive years.