At 4:30 a.m. the streets of Manhattan hold promise in a way few get to see. Steam rising from manholes and shadow figures moving quickly in alleyways, deliveries made, trucks rolling and rumbling, doors locking up for the night or opening for business, dark giving way to day. There’s a pulse, the city shaking off the cobwebs of sleep, a time when most of the world hasn’t had a chance to do very much, or hasn’t even tried.
Every day, Alan Schnurman slips out of his East Side apartment and immerses himself in these Before Hours, among the buildings stretching skyward. He cuts a solitary figure, but he’s not alone, really. He takes it all in, the people and the activity and the deals that are out there, waiting. Weather, season—they make no difference. He’s out there, every single morning.
Some people are coming home from being out all night. He’s just starting his day.
Schnurman is a legendary broker with Saunders & Associates, but he didn’t start out in real estate at all. He was a lawyer with an esteemed career, having founded the law firm Zalman & Schnurman. He started a historic TV show, Lawline, that ran on PBS for 30 years. He served as president of the New York City Trial Lawyers Association and created a landmark internet company, Lawline.com.
But it all comes back to real estate.
A renowned investor and developer with a multi-million-dollar real estate portfolio that reaches from the seashore in the Hamptons to the slopes of Aspen, Manhattan skyscrapers to a mountaintop farm, Schnurman is always working on the next deal. But more important to him is finding the next person to help, to educate, to inspire.
Are you ready to be educated about buying that home? Inspired to build that business? Motivated to be your best self? Alan Schnurman joins us on Long Island HOME: The Podcast, sponsored by Maidenbaum, for an enlightening, entertaining conversation you won’t want to miss.