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Inc. mag, others name Politis 'Man of the Year' in his field.

Inc. Mag, others name Politis |Man of the Year' in his field

Victor Politis, president of The Harwin Corporation, has been named New York City's 1991 Entrepreneur of The Year in the Real Estate/Construction Category by Inc. Magazine, Ernst & Young, and Merrill Lynch.

Politis, who was among three finalists in the category, received his award on June 19th at a banquet held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. He was selected by a distinguished panel of judges that included Harold Geneen Chairman Emeritus of ITT; James F. McCann, President of 800-Flowers, Inc.; Lawrence S. Phillips, chairman of the board and CEO of Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation; New York City Council President the Honorable Andrew J. Stein; Alair Townsend, Publisher of Crain's New York Business; and Richard West, dean of New York University's Stern School of Business.

Politis will be inducted into the Institute of American Entrepreneurs at its National Conference in Boca Raton, Florida, on Nov. 8 through 12. Then, Politis and other regional award recipients will compete for the national Entrepreneur of the Year award in the fall.

Since it was established in 1987, Harwin Corporation has become a leading specialist in the redevelopment of residential and commercial properties in emerging neighborhoods and workouts of troubled properties nationwide. The firm is currently rehabilitating several buildings in Harlem, 300 units in the Bronx and has several projects underway in New Jersey and in the southeast.

In addition, Politis is a partner in Venture Partners International (VPI), which facilitates companies in all aspects of setting up European ventures, including the selection of a base country, government negotiations, site selection, securing experienced management talent, and facilitating European or American-based financial resources.

PHOTO : Victor Politis, President, The Harwin Corporation
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Title Annotation:Victor Politis
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Jul 17, 1991
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