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20 NYC Real Estate Players Who Have Serious Game

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New York City's residential real estate business is like a rapper on top of their game: They can't stop, won't stop making hits. Just look at the numbers: Q1 2015 saw $10.1B in sales, up 21% from 2014. Leading the charge is a diverse group of visionaries who excel at redefining wow, the New York Post reports. The list includes an eco-focused developer and a game-changer modeling his brokerage after a tech startup. Here's a glimpse of 20 top players (in no particular order):

1. Norman Foster Chairman, and founder, Foster + Partners

2. Paris Forino, Founder, Paris Forino Interior Design

3. Vladislav Doronin, Founder and chairman, Capital Group

4. Matthew Bannister, Founding partner, DBOX

5 and 6. Saif Sumaida and Amit Khurana, Founding partners, Sumaida + Khurana

7. Soo K. Chan (pictured), Founding principal and design director, SCDA Architects

8. Annabelle Selldorf, Principal, Selldorf Architects

9. Veronica Mainetti, President, Sorgente Group of America

10. Robert Reffkin, Founder and CEO, Compass

11. Jamie Drake, Founder, Drake Design Associates

12. Bjarke Ingels, Founder, Bjarke Ingels Group

13. Robert A.M. Stern, Founder and senior partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects

14. Michael Shvo, President and CEO, SHVO

15. Ziel Feldman, Founder and chairman, HFZ Capital Group

16. Aby Rosen, Co-founder and principal, RFR Holding

17. Jonathan Miller, President and CEO, Miller Samuel Inc.

18. Roman Abramovich, Investor/developer

19. Thomas Juul-Hansen, Architect/interior designer

20. Andre Kikoski, Founder, Andre Kikoski Architect [NYP]