The Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Leadership in Real Estate Award

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Tom Elghanayan oversees a real estate portfolio of more than 8 million square feet throughout New York City and Washington, D.C. He is actively involved in supervising acquisitions, finance, planning, sales, residential marketing and management. He continues the Elghanayan family tradition of developing properties that will stand the test of time.

TF Cornerstone has evolved into one of the most respected commercial and residential development firms in New York City. During Elghanayan’s five-decade career in the real estate industry, he has earned a reputation as a forward-thinking executive who has set the standard for building style and quality while paving the way into New York’s burgeoning new neighborhoods. Prior to TF Cornerstone, he and his three brothers created Rockrose Development in 1970.

Born in Iran, Elghanayan moved to Queens with his family as a child. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Yale and an MBA at Harvard. In addition to being passionately involved with his company, he is an avid member of the real estate community. He is a member of the REBNY board of governors and executive committee, the Alliance for Downtown New York executive committee and the Downtown–Lower Manhattan Association.