Phil Silverman, originally from Chicago, studied at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He moved to New York City in 2006 to start work as a buyer for department store giant Bloomingdales. Shortly after that, Phil partnered with Matthew Simon to begin conceptualizing a luxury clothing boutique in the West Village . After three successful years with that business venture, he and Matthew decided to transition from retail to real estate. They are now sought-after developers of high-end single family townhouses throughout the Upper West Side and Greenwich Village.