Robert Gladstone’s risky business

From the May issue: A few months ago, a Chinese investor approached developer Robert Gladstone about getting in on his latest project — a 1,100-foot-tall skinny tower at 45 Broad Street in Lower Manhattan. When Gladstone turned him away, the investor headed to Hermès down the block and spent $75,000 to cheer himself up. At least that’s how Gladstone remembers it. But despite the developer’s confidence — he said he didn’t need the investor, because he had enough […] Read More >>