MALTZ--Richard, 85, died at home after a long illness on the evening of February 5th. A New York boy through and through, he was born and raised in Manhattan and graduated from NYU at 18. A consummate commercial real estate broker and manager; he was a power-house deal maker with a strong ethical code. He was a pioneer in commercial real estate in Long Island City, Queens and Brooklyn; together with his partner they established Greiner-Maltz in 1953. He mentored generations of brokers. Greiner-Maltz continues to thrive with second and third generation family members in the company and at the helm. He had many interests, which he pursued with great intensity. Whether it was fishing, boating, scuba diving, gardening, cooking or collecting, he always "got the book" and absorbed and retained information and was a ready source of knowledge and advice on most subjects. Almost in spite of himself he had admirers and loyal friends both in business and in his personal life. He took care of his family and loved them fiercely in his own way. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Suzanne (nee Halperin) and is survived by his daughters Sara (Helmut), Anne (Tom) and his grandchildren Daniel, Julia, Alexandra and Michael. Services will be held 3:30pm on Sunday at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel; Shiva arrangements to be announced.
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Published in The New York Times on Feb. 7, 2013