#33 David Simson Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Vice Chairman and COO (N.J.)
He's another no-brainer selection. Simson did the Haier Group deal, which surprised many when the company crossed the Hudson. Some questioned the lack of incentives, but one insider — who understood how much went into such a big move of so many jobs into the state — said that isn't an issue. "He got the deal done; so be it." We'll call it a veteran move.
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