Joseph Moinian is the Founder and CEO of the Moinian Group.Moinian was born in Teheran to Jewish family, the son of Ayoub Moinian and Sara Moinian. His father was also a real estate developer. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 17.His brother is real estate developer Morris Moinian, founder of Fortuna Realty Group.In 1982, Moinian founded the ladies’ apparel company Billy Jack for Her. In 1990, he founded the Moinian Group to invest in real estate, leveraging his earnings from his apparel company to purchase loft buildings in Manhattan. In 1999, he purchased the art deco 1775 Broadway from Lester Weindling for $130 million.He quickly renovated it wrapping the building in glass.