William Gottlieb Real Estate is a real estate development company. The firm was at one time considered one of the largest in New York City, with multiple holdings in Greenwich Village, the Meatpacking District, and the Lower East Side.
Gottlieb's focus was to seek out buildings that were architecturally notable, such as old carriage houses on cobblestone streets. The firm also became famous for never selling its acquisitions.
In 1999, when the firms eponymous owner died, brokers swarmed over its more than 100 properties. Today, the firm is controlled by the Bender family (Gottlieb's sister's in-laws). The firm was also instrumental in the creation of the High Line Park, as Mollie Bender (Gottlieb's sister) for years helped drive support for the conversion of the railway into a park. Today the firm is still active in Lower Manhattan, with developments along 14th Street and Gansevoort Row.