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Eric Birnbaum


Eric is a New York City-based real estate developer. Eric began his career in 1996 on Wall Street at Bear Stearns. He left Wall Street and joined Vornado Realty Trust in 2002 where he worked in both Acquisitions and Development. While at Vornado, Eric participated in over $1.5 billion of transactions. In early 2008, Eric started his own development company that has subsequently transformed into a diversified real estate and gaming platform known as Dreamscape Companies. Dreamscape owns residential, hospitality and gaming assets in high barrier to entry growth markets; including: New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Nashville and Las Vegas.

Over the course of his real estate career, Eric has developed a diverse portfolio of significant properties, including critically acclaimed endeavors such as Henry Hall which was awarded “best new multi-family development” by Multifamily Executive. Eric has also stewarded other major well-known projects, including The Pod Hotel in New York’s Times Square, a popular and unique 710-room hotel and mixed-use ground-up development, The Goodtime Hotel, a mixed-use hospitality concept in Miami’s South Beach and is currently restoring the iconic Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas into premiere resorts.

A native of New York City, Eric is an avid runner and a New York Mets fan. His favorite hometown restaurants include Legacy Records, Carbone and Tal Bagels. He lives on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with his wife, their three children and Rio, their Bernedoodle.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of Pennsylvania.

At Dreamscape, we are stewards of both creativity and capital. Our goal is to (re)develop residential, retail, hospitality, entertainment and gaming properties into unique and dynamic environments that command attention and maximize value for our investors.

Dreamscape's mission is to generate long-term financial prosperity through a diversified portfolio of differentiated, forward-thinking real estate projects.

Our focus is on creating multi-faceted and dynamic residential, retail, hospitality, entertainment and gaming experiences.

Led by Chairman Eric Birnbaum, Dreamscape’s team has forged deep connections within the commercial real estate industry nationwide. With trust established and a proven vision, Dreamscape has access to proprietary, off-market deals and is able to transact with speed, skill and integrity. We strive to efficiently acquire properties and then (re)develop them into fully realized and uniquely vibrant destinations. In doing so, we aim to promote and celebrate contemporary cultural values while fostering lasting financial success.

Dreamscape’s team also has a strong and unique network of creative collaborators within the music, fashion, food and beverage and design worlds, having worked with top talents across varied industries – including music and fashion powerhouse Pharrell Williams, renowned interior designer Ken Fulk, award-winning architect Morris Adjmi, nightlife and F&B impresario David Grutman at Groot Hospitality, Jeff Zalaznick at Major Food Group, and many others. We aim to cultivate new and unexpected relationships on an ongoing basis so that each of our properties deliver a unique, innovative and memorable imprint.

For Dreamscape, real estate is a source of both value and diverse cultural engagement. By galvanizing bespoke and specialized experiences, we strive to nurture distinctive, lively and worldly communities.

Dreamscape is headquartered in New York City. Additionally, we have on-ground staffing in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Miami.

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Led by Founder and CEO Eric Birnbaum, Dreamscape’s talented team of real estate professionals has collectively deployed in excess of $35 billion in capital across residential, retail, hospitality, entertainment and gaming experiences with decades of experience in these verticals. Eric and his team have worked on a diverse portfolio of significant properties, including critically acclaimed endeavors such as Henry Hall in New York's Hudson Yards, The Pod Hotel in New York’s Times Square, The Goodtime Hotel in South Beach, Miami, The Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and 5420 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

“Dreamscape focuses on well-located real estate and seeks to create lasting and one-of-a-kind experiences that are targeted to generate outsized returns.”

Dreamscape is headquartered in New York City.

Additionally, we have offices in Las Vegas, Tampa, Miami and Dallas.

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