Commercial Observer has released its list of the top 50 most important figures of commercial real estate for 2017 including David Schonbraun, Dan Thomas, Richard Smith and Andrew Farkas, among others. With a few notable exceptions, this list is composed of the same players who populated the 2016 list. Among that number, there has of course, been a fair amount of shuffling in the pecking order as fortunes have risen, and fallen. The very top of the list is dominated by Top 50 List veterans. The top three spots are all held by men who were in the top ten in the previous year.