13:47:58 | 2012-06-21
(New York, NY) — On Friday June 15, prominent real estate investor David Winoker went skydiving to celebrate a friend’s 50th birthday.
What was supposed to be a celebration turned into a somber event as Winoker and his sky diving instructor, Alexander Chulsky, 25, were killed when their parachutes failed to open.
While much has been said about the tragedy of his death, little has been said about outstanding work and achievements in the real estate community.
Winoker brought two decades of experience to the clients of the full service real estate firm that his father founded. At the helm, David Winoker oversaw the day to day operations such as tenant and landlord representation. David was proficient in asset and property management. Under his leadership, Winoker Realty became a trailblazer in the Fashion District’s real estate market, flourishing into an independent firm covering every major submarket in Manhattan. With a full range of services and David Winoker‘s skill, Winoker Realty became a driving force and dominant player in the Fashion District.
Not stopping with an impressive portfolio of commercial, retail and residential properties, David Winoker personally handled leasing more than one million square feet of commercial space. Guiding clients with his knowledge at property repositioning, renovations and dispositions, David Winoker aided them in getting the most out of their real estate assets during changing markets. David Winoker was instrumental in repositioning prime properties at locations such as Madison Avenue and Union Square with improvements that maximized the ROI, in turn increasing their property value.
Success was no stranger to David Winoker. Before coming to Winoker Realty, David Winoker was a success in project and construction management at Lehrer McGovern Bovis. David Winoker held a BS in building construction/contracting from Purdue University. David Winoker was a licensed real estate broker as well as a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). Among his many achievements was being honored by the The State of Israel Bonds’ Real Estate New Leadership Division, which he served on as Co-Chairman. David Winoker was awarded the Max J. Feld Achievement award as well as being honored by the MANN Foundation and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
David Winoker is survived by his devoted wife Jillian and three adoring children, Jared, 15; Hilary, 13; and Allison, 7.