International Gem Tower team to visit Ramat Gan diamond center ; aim to strengthen IGT’s ties with Israeli diamond community
Raizy Haas, senior vice president at Extell Development Company and Joseph Lipton, a partner in the International Gem Tower, the prestigious high-rise that is being built in the heart of New York’s diamond and jewelry district, will be returning to Israel’s diamond exchange May 6 through May 9 to meet with companies that have bought new office space in the tower, as well as with other firms that have now expressed interest in purchasing an office.
“A number of Israel’s leading diamond and jewelry companies have purchased prime office space in the International Gem Tower,” said Joseph Lipton. “Since these early purchasers from Israel have come on board, the US economy has significantly rebounded. The marked improvement of both the jewelry market and New York City real estate has resulted in a number of additional Israeli companies expressing a strong interest in owning space in the state-of-the-art tower.”
“The list of diamond firms that purchased offices in IGT reflects the global character of the diamond business. Included among our buyers are world market leaders from India, Belgium, Israel and the US, and as such representing the mosaic of the international diamond industry and trade.” Ms. Haas stated. “From their new offices in Manhattan’s diamond district, these firms will continue to strengthen their business ties in the US and improve the services offered to the North American jewelry business sector,” she added.
During their visit, the sales team will present to Israeli companies who have until now been waiting to see the tower further completed an opportunity for them to explore remaining options for choice offices. Lipton and Haas will present an update on sales as well as the enormous progress of the tower’s construction, which remains on schedule for completion and delivery later this year.