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Leonard S. Kandell dies at 85.

Leonard S. Kandell, 85, a long-time leader in New York City Real Estate, died May 11 after a long illness.

Kandell graduated from Columbia University in 1924 and started his career as a builder in the Bronx.

In the early 1940's he moved his operation to Manhattan where he eventually was associated with the ownership of such properties as the land under the Ritz Carlton Hotel and the Helmsley Carlton House, as well as the Newsweek building and the site of the new Gallerie Lafayette store at 4-6 East 57th Street.

He was a committee chairman, commerce & Industry Assistant; director, Real Estate Board of New York; member, several mayoral committees on real estate; trustee, Bank Stree College of Education; founder, Einstein College of Medicine and Israel Institute of Technology.

Kandell serve on Committees for United Jewish Appeal and Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.

He was a member, Fairview Country Club, City Athletic Club, Grand Jury Assn.

He is survived by his wife, Florence, daughters Leslie Friedberg and Alice Kandell, both of New York City, as well as his grandchildren, City Friedberg, Elinor Friedberg, Jonathan Friedberg, Andrew Joseph and Benjamin Joseph.

Funeral Services were be private.
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Publication:Real Estate Weekly
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Date:May 22, 1991
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