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Zachary Bernstein


  • Partner | Real Estate

New York

T: +1.212.859.8239

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Zach Bernstein provides practical solutions for clients involved in real estate development and land use matters.

Private developers, not-for-profits, religious organizations, and other clients seek Zach’s advice with regard to the purchase and sale of development rights, analysis of development potential, and applications with governmental agencies including the New York City Planning Commission, the Board of Standards and Appeals, the Department of Buildings, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Chambers and Partners recognizes Zach’s capabilities in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (New York), commending his ability to give “very practical advice” and noting that he is “incredibly well connected and knowledgeable.” Zach also has been recognized by Legal 500 in the Real Estate Land Use and Zoning category and was selected by Crain's New York Business for its annual “40 Under 40” list of the most accomplished New York City-based business professionals under age 40.

Professional associations

  • Member, Zoning and Design Committee, The Real Estate Board of New York, Inc.
  • Former Chair, Zoning Committee, American Planning Association
  • Board Member, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy

News and recognition

Insights and analysis


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Brooklyn's Rally to Reopen

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2020 Virtual Rebuilding NY Summit

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Creating the Urban Life Sciences Hub of the Future

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Tall Building Demolition and Strategies in NYC

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2019 Rebuilding NY Summit

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Life Sciences 2019 Real Estate Development Symposium

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MAPPING THE FUTURE: The City's Planning Process
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