Forest City Enterprises Inc.
 
 
 

BRUCE C. RATNER    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Bruce C. Ratner is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC). Under Mr. Ratner’s leadership, FCRC has become one of the foremost urban real estate developers in the New York metropolitan area.
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JOANNE M. MINIERI    President and Chief Operating Officer

Joanne Minieri, CPA, is the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Forest City Ratner Companies. In this capacity, she works closely with Chairman and CEO Bruce C. Ratner in developing and implementing the company’s strategic plan, in directing its development projects and in overseeing the company's day-to-day operations.
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BRUCE BENDER    Executive Vice President, Government & Public Affairs

Bruce Bender oversees the Government & Public Affairs division of Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), where he is responsible for community relations, media affairs and all interaction with local, state and federal officials on behalf of FCRC and its development projects.
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DAVID BERLINER    General Counsel and Executive Vice President

David Berliner is General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Forest City Ratner Companies. Mr. Berliner is a member of the Bar of New York and New Jersey. Prior to joining FCRC in 1989, David was an associate at the law firm of Rosenman & Colin, LLP, in its real estate department.
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MARYANNE GILMARTIN    Executive Vice President, Commercial & Residential Development and the Atlantic Yards Development Group

MaryAnne Gilmartin currently serves as an Executive Vice President for Forest City Ratner Companies managing the Commercial & Residential Development division and the Atlantic Yards Development Group. In this capacity, Ms. Gilmartin oversees three of the company’s most prestigious new projects: the 1.6 million square foot New York Times Building in midtown Manhattan designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano; the Frank Gehry-designed Beekman residential project in lower Manhattan; and the 8 million square foot Frank Gehry-designed Atlantic Yards redevelopment project which features the Barclays Center, the future home of the NBA Nets franchise, and over 6,400 units of mixed-income housing.
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DEBORAH J. LEVINSON    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Deborah Levinson, CPA, is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Forest City Ratner Companies. She brings 25 years of real estate industry participation and experience to her position. Ms. Levinson’s areas of managerial responsibility encompass cash management, accounting, financial reporting, cost control and related strategic projects.
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RICHARD PESIN    Executive Vice President, Director of Retail Development

As Executive Vice President and Director of Retail Development, Richard Pesin oversees all aspects of retail development for Forest City Ratner Companies. With over 22 years of experience in retail site acquisition, development and leasing, Mr. Pesin spearheads the company’s program to bring innovative shopping and lifestyle centers to underserved markets throughout the Northeast. During his 12 year tenure with the company, Mr. Pesin has successfully developed over four million square feet or nearly $1 billion of new projects. Currently, the Retail Group has more than two million square feet of retail space in development in New York City and Westchester. In his executive role, Mr. Pesin also remains closely involved with the ongoing operation and leasing of Forest City Ratner Companies' 3.9 million square foot retail portfolio.
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ROBERT P. SANNA    Executive Vice President and Director of Construction & Design Development

Robert Sanna has more than twenty years of leadership experience within the New York City construction industry. An accomplished project and administrative leader, his expertise has driven notable growth in the retail, commercial and mixed use sectors for Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC).
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ANDREW P. SILBERFEIN    Executive Vice President and Director of Finance

Andrew Silberfein, as Executive Vice President and Director of Finance, has the overall responsibility of managing all aspects of Forest City Ratner Companies’ debt and equity financing requirements for its existing real estate portfolio, as well as for its extensive pipeline of projects under development and construction.
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MATTHEW MESSINGER    Senior Vice President, Director of Investment Management

As Director of Investment Management, Matthew Messinger is responsible for monitoring the status of FCRC's investment pipeline. Working closely with development, finance, construction, accounting and legal teams, Matthew leads a team that constantly analyses and evaluates deal structures, determines and helps mitigate investment risk and helps ensure that overall financial objectives are met.
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RAJ PATEL    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

As the CIO, Mr. Patel is responsible for overseeing the deployment of the core infrastructure technologies supporting the business strategy of Forest City Ratner and its subsidiaries. These technologies include enterprise software applications, local and wide area network topologies, and telecommunications. He is continually seeking ways to improve and enhance quality and service of information technology to all Forest City stakeholders, in an effort to streamline business processes of the real estate asset lifecycle.
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ROBERT REDIKER    Senior Vice President, Asset Management

As Senior Vice President of Asset Management, Mr. Rediker is responsible for preserving and enhancing FCRC’s operating portfolio. He will oversee and monitor the annual and long-range performance goals of the company and will work with all divisions at FCRC to ensure such goals are achieved.
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FIRST NEW YORK PARTNERS    and subsidiaries

First New York Partners, a separate operating entity of Forest City, is responsible for providing property management and services to all Forest City buildings (Commercial/Retail/Hotel) and their tenants.
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TERENCE M. WHALEN    President, First New York Partners

Mr. Whalen first joined First New York Partners (FNYP), a subsidiary of Forest City Ratner Companies, in 1989 as President. He has responsibility for formulating management systems, including standardized preventive maintenance systems, buildings inspection procedures, as well as tenant complaint and billing systems. Mr. Whalen has managed over 70 million square feet of commercial office space over the years. During the tenure, Mr. Whalen was responsible for the commissioning of all buildings systems at One, Two, Ten, Fifteen MetroTech Center, Two Hanson Place and Harlem Office buildings, which house the headquarters operations of SIAC, Bear Stearns, Keyspan Energy, The United States Internal Revenue Service and The Bank of New York.
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