Craig M. Hatkoff

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"Mr. Hatkoff served as Vice Chairman of Capital Trust, Inc., a real estate investment management company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and one of the largest dedicated real estate mezzanine lenders, from 1997 to 2000, and served on the Board of Directors from 1997 to 2010. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Hatkoff was a trustee of the New York City School Construction Authority, the agency responsible for the construction of all public schools in New York City. Mr. Hatkoff was a founder and a managing partner of Victor Capital Group, L.P., from 1989 until its acquisition in 1997 by Capital Trust, Inc. Previously, he spent 11 years at Chemical Bank, including as co-head of the real estate investment banking unit, where he was a pioneer in commercial mortgage securitization. Mr. Hatkoff is a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival. Mr. Hatkoff is also Chairman of Turtle Pond Publications LLC, which is active in children?s publishing and entertainment and is a private investor in other entrepreneurial ventures. Mr. Hatkoff has been a director of SL Green Realty Corp since January 2011." [1]

"Philanthropist from New York City, he has co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute in 2002. He has also authored multiple children’s books including Owen & Mzee: The True Story Of A Remarkable Friendship which describes the friendship between a tortoise and an orphaned hippopotamus in Kenya after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake."[2] wiki

His older sister is Susan Patricof. [1]

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  1. Craig M. Hatkoff, forbes, accessed December 16, 2011.
  2. People, Wildlife Direct, accessed December 16, 2011.