President and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Secretary and Associate General Counsel
Executive Vice President of New Valley Realty division
Senior Vice President of New Valley Realty division
Howard M. Lorber became our Chief Executive Officer
in December 2005 after serving as our President, Chief Operating Officer
and a director since November 1994. Mr. Lorber is also the President and
Chief Executive Officer of our parent, Vector Group Ltd. and served as
Vector’s President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2001 to
December 2005 and has served as a director of Vector since January 2001.
Mr. Lorber was Chairman of the Board of Hallman & Lorber Assoc.,
Inc., consultants and actuaries of qualified pension and profit sharing
plans, and various of its affiliates from 1975 to December 2004 and has
been a consultant to these entities since January 2005; Chairman of the
Board of Directors since 1987 and Chief Executive Officer from November
1993 to December 2006 of Nathan’s Famous, Inc., a chain of fast food
restaurants; a director of United Capital Corp., a real estate investment
and diversified manufacturing company, since May 1991; Vice Chairman of
the Board of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial
Services since May 2001; and a director of Borders Group, Inc. since May
2010. Mr. Lorber has previously served as a director of SP Acquisition Holdings
Inc. He is also a trustee of Long
Richard J. Lampen has served as our Executive Vice
President since September 1995. Mr. Lampen has also served as Executive
Vice President of our parent, Vector Group Ltd., since July 1996. Since
September 2006, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services. Since
October 2008, he has served as interim President and Chief Executive
Officer of Castle Brands Inc. From November 1998 until November 2011, he
has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CDSI Holdings Inc.
(now known as SG Blocks Inc.). Mr. Lampen has served as interim President
and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of
Castle Brands Inc. (AMEX:ROX), a publicly traded developer and importer
of premium brand spirits in which Vector holds an 11% equity interest as
of November 9, 2008. From May 1992 to September 1995, Mr. Lampen was a
partner at Steel Hector & Davis, a law firm located in Miami, Florida.
From January 1991 to April 1992, Mr. Lampen was a Managing Director at
Salomon Brothers Inc, an investment bank, and
was an employee at Salomon Brothers Inc from
1986 to April 1992. Mr. Lampen is a director of SG Blocks and Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services.
Bryant Kirkland served as New Valley Corporation’s
Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer from January 1998
until its merger with Vector in December 2005. He is Vice President, Treasurer
and Chief Financial Officer of Vector and has served in various financial
capacities with Vector Group and its subsidiaries since July 1992. Mr.
Kirkland has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Multi Solutions II, Inc. and Multi Soft II,
Inc. since July 2012. Mr. Kirkland served as
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CDSI Holdings Inc. (now
known as SG Blocks Inc.) from January 1998 until November 2011 and as a
director of SG Blocks Inc. (formerly known as CDSI Holdings Inc.) since
November 1998. From June 2001 until October 2002, Mr. Kirkland served as
Chief Financial Officer of Ladenburg Thalmann
Financial Services. Mr. Kirkland received a Bachelor of Science degree
from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 1987 and an
MBA from Barry University in December 2006. From 2002 until 2006, Mr.
Kirkland served on the Board of Visitors at North Carolina State
University. Mr. Kirkland is an
avid runner who has completed the Miami, San Diego, Chicago, Arizona, New
York and Boston Marathons.
Marc N. Bell has been a Vice President of New Valley
since February 1998 and has served as Associate General Counsel and
Secretary of New Valley since November 1994. Since May 1994, Mr. Bell has
served as General Counsel and Secretary of Vector Group and since January
1998 as Vice President of Vector Group. Mr. Bell received a Juris Doctorate degree from Villanova Law School and
an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
P. Borko is the Executive Vice President of the New Valley Realty
Division of New Valley LLC. He has led New Valley’s real estate
department since 1996 and has overseen more than $1 billion in real
estate transactions. Prior to joining New Valley, from 1991 until 1996,
Mr. Borko was the Executive Vice President of Century Properties Inc.,
the managing partner of Apollo Real Estate’s first shopping center fund.
At Century, he was responsible for the management, redevelopment, and
leasing of a national portfolio of shopping centers. From 1986 until 1991
Mr. Borko was a leasing and management executive for Phillips
International Holding Corp., a diversified New York City-based real
estate company. In that position he managed and leased a diverse portfolio
of office and retail properties in New York City and the metropolitan
region. Mr. Borko earned a Bachelor of Science from Queens College, City University
of New York and a Master of Science from State University of New York at
Syracuse. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of New York.
Vanessa Grout has been a Senior Vice
President of the New Valley Realty division of New Valley LLC since 2013,
and has been a Vice President of the New Valley Realty division of New
Valley LLC since 2007. Ms. Grout is also President and CEO of Douglas Elliman’s Florida Brokerage, a subsidiary of New
Valley. Ms. Grout serves on the
Board of Trustees for the Miami Science Museum, and is a Founder of the
Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, and a Donor and Committee Member
of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Through Douglas Elliman, she is a Trustee Member of the Greater Miami
Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Grout received a Bachelor of Arts from the
University of Miami, a Juris Doctorate from St.
Thomas University’s School of Law and an MBA in Finance from the New York
University’s Stern School of Business. She is admitted to practice law in
the State of Florida, and a licensed real estate broker in New York and
Florida. In 2012, Ms. Grout was named as one of South Florida Business
Journal’s 40 Under 40. Ms. Grout is an avid runner who has completed the
New York marathon.