New York, NY According to the Carlton Group, its chairman, Howard Michaels, passed at age 62 after battling a long illness. Michaels was a beloved husband, father, friend, philanthropist, mentor and a well-respected visionary in the real estate finance business.
He was chairman of The Carlton Group, which he formed in 1991, and since, it has become one of the premier real estate investment banks worldwide.
His intelligence, tenacity and dedication were great assets to Carlton and helped expand the company from a single office on Park Ave. South to now having multiple offices across the globe. The company will continue its mission under the leadership of Michaels’ protégé and partner Michael Campbell. Campbell has worked side by side with Michaels for nearly 20 years. There is no doubt that the firm will continue to prosper under his leadership and the executives at the firm.
Michaels leaves behind his wife Jennifer and daughters Reese and Alex and sons David, Josh and Sam. Carlton and the entire real estate community mourn the loss of one of their own.
Services were held at Central Synagogue on Sunday, September 23rd at noon.
Shiva will be at the Michaels’ residence located at 995 Fifth Avenue on Sunday, September 23rd from 6 to 9 pm and Monday, September 24th from Noon to 3 pm and 5 pm to 8pm.
Donations may be made to the Jennifer and Howard Michaels Family Foundation at 560 Lexington Ave., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10022 and will be designated to Gastric Cancer Research.