Tishman Speyer ("TS") is a leading owner, developer, operator and fund manager of first-class real estate around the world. Founded in 1978, Tishman Speyer is active across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, building and managing premier office, residential and retail space in 28 key global markets for industry-leading tenants.
The firm has acquired, developed and operated a portfolio of over 167 million square feet with a total value of approximately US $88 billion spread over 406 assets. Signature assets include New York City's Rockefeller Center, São Paulo's Torre Norte, The Springs in Shanghai, Lumière in Paris and OpernTurm in Frankfurt.
Tishman Speyer currently has projects at different stages of development in Boston, Brasília, Frankfurt, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Washington, DC. The firm also operates portfolios of prominent office properties in Berlin, Chicago and London.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Rob Speyer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tishman Speyer. Over the past decade, Rob has grown Tishman Speyer into a leading global real estate investment management firm with assets under management of $50 billion. Under his leadership, Tishman Speyer has delivered more than 44 million square feet of development and redevelopment across 30 international markets, serving the needs of 2,100 industry-leading tenants around the world.
Rob is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, appointed by Mayor Bloomberg in 2006 and reappointed by Mayor de Blasio in 2014. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Partnership for New York City. In 2013, Rob Speyer became the youngest ever Chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the city’s premier industry association, and served as Chairman for five years.
Rob serves on the Board of Trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, where he was Co-Chairman of the Construction Committee overseeing its restoration and renovation. He is also a member of the Shanghai Mayor’s International Business Leaders Advisory Council. An emeritus member of the Board of Visitors at Columbia College, Rob graduated magna cum laude from Columbia in 1992 and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Mr. Speyer is Chairman of Tishman Speyer. He is one of the two founding partners of the company, formed in 1978.
Actively engaged with a number of philanthropic efforts,
Mr. Speyer is chairman-elect of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Mr. Speyer’s other board affiliations include the Museum of Modern Art, where he is chairman emeritus,
Yankee Global Enterprises, Columbia Business School Board
of Overseers, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum,
the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, and the Städel Museum in Frankfurt. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and its Trust Board.
Previously, he was chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; chairman emeritus of Columbia University; chairman emeritus of the Partnership for New York City; chairman emeritus of the Real Estate Board of New York; and president emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Dalton School. Mr. Speyer holds a BA from Columbia College and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
BJARKE INGELS GROUP
BIG is a Copenhagen, New York and London based group of architects, designers, urbanists, landscape professionals, interior and product designers, researchers and inventors. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Not least due to the influence from multicultural exchange, global economical flows and communication technologies that all together require new ways of architectural and urban organization.
We believe that in order to deal with today’s challenges, architecture can profitably move into a field that has been largely unexplored. A pragmatic utopian architecture that steers clear of the petrifying pragmatism of boring boxes and the naïve utopian ideas of digital formalism. Like a form of programmatic alchemy we create architecture by mixing conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking and shopping. By hitting the fertile overlap between pragmatic and utopia, we architects once again find the freedom to change the surface of our planet, to better fit
contemporary life forms.