Gilbert B. Robinov
May 17, 1934 – July 1, 2018
May, 1934- July, 2018 passed peacefully after a long battle with lung cancer. Leaves a loving wife, Felice, of 59 years, wonderful children, daughter, Susan (Scott) Gould and son, David (Sharon), cherished grandchildren, Rachel, Bonnie, Greg and Ben.
Graduated from CCNY in 1955 with a BA. Was very active in student politics and was Chairman of College Academic Freedom Week. Had a successful career in NYC commercial real estate for over 55 years with leadership roles in several major real estate firms. Most recently, Executive Managing Director of MHP Real Estate Services. Was in competition for REBNY’s Deal of the Year Award five times. Named top 10 NYC Real Estate brokers by Crain’s New York Business. In later years, he became an industry specialist in representing UN governments. His work in this field resulted in successful transactions with over 35 international governments. Working closely with ambassadors from countries all over the world enriched his life in many ways.
Active in many prominent Jewish organizations, Temple boards and local civic associations in Harrison, NY and for 15 years on the Executive Board of Northeast Greenwich Association in Greenwich, CT.
As a founding member and Executive Vice President, he played a leadership role in successfully developing the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester. With former Chief Justice Jack D. Fuchsberg at his side, they convinced the city of White Plains at a public hearing to allow the school to purchase their first building at 20 Soundview Avenue. Later he successfully negotiated the purchase of a public school building and campus from the City on Dellwood Avenue in addition to overcoming many other challenges.
He enjoyed traveling around the world with Felice He was an avid reader of four daily newspapers and books on politics and history. Enjoyed life, family, friends, and his challenging work. Leaving this world with a smile.
Donations can be made in Gil’s memory to FIDF (Friends of the Israel Defense Forces; FIDF.org) And JBS, Jewish Broadcasting Service.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.leopgallagher-greenwich.com
- Shiva Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Gilbert B. Robinov
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July 5, 2018
My deepest sympathies to your family.
July 4, 2018
I first met Gil in 1978 at Sylvan Lawrence Real Estate. I worked there for over Four years. Gil was the consummate professional and helped me get Real Estate deals closed in what may have been the worst
economy in history. He shared his work ethic and this helped me and many colleagues . Over the years
I would see Gil at the Young Mens and Womens Real Estate Association Luncheons.