Andrew Capitman: “Barbara Baer Capitman, the Early Years of Art Deco Preservation” | Lecture at the 16th World Congress on Art Deco

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Andrew Capitman lecture

On Saturday, April 22, Andrew Capitman, spoke at the Jewish Museum of Florida for the 16th World Congress on Art Deco lecture series.

In his lecture, Capitman discusses his mother Barbara Baer Capitman’s journey during the early years of the Art Deco Preservation movement in Miami Beach.

He shares stories of her days as a student and her work in New York as a reporter and designer, and how this ultimately led her to Miami Beach in the 1970s, where she became a leading advocate for preservation.

Andrew is Managing Director, Transaction Opinions at Kroll, LLC based in the New York office. Andrew leverages more than 35 years of investment banking experience.

Prior to joining the firm, Andrew served as a managing director in The Bank of New York’s Merchant Banking Group. Before that, he held the title of managing director, shareholder, and head of corporate finance at Fieldstone, Inc. Prior to that, he served as a managing director at Bankers Trust Company in the bank’s New York and London M&A teams.

Earlier in his career, Andrew was the founder and general partner of Art Deco Hotels, Ltd., which restored and operated seven hotel properties that pioneered the revival of the Miami Beach Art Deco District.

Andrew has led fairness and solvency opinion engagements for diverse clients. Some of his notable clients include Alcoa Inc., International Paper Company, ITT Corp., Simon Property Group, Inc., and T-Mobile US Inc. He also has advised portfolio companies of leading private equity firms.

Some notable clients include Apollo Global Management, The Carlyle Group, Centerbridge Partners, L.P., Clayton Dubilier & Rice, LLC, Investindustrial, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New Mountain Capital LLC., Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., and Onex Corporation.

Andrew received his M.A., with honors, from the University of Miami School of Business and Economics. He also holds his B.A., cum laude, from Yale University. He was a founding director and served as president of the Miami Design Preservation League and a member of the board of directors. He now serves as a Trustee for the Preservation League of New York State.

The 16th World Congress on Art Deco was made possible with the support of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, the State of Florida, the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies, and the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches.

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