Mayor de Blasio Praises Rob Speyer’s Work With Mayor’s Fund

In his October 21 remarks at the Urban Land Institute’s Fall Meeting in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio praised Rob Speyer’s work with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, calling Speyer “tremendously civically oriented.”

Speyer is serving as co-chair of the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting Steering Committee.

From Mayor de Blasio’s speech:

Right now, I’m especially appreciative of the two folks – who I’ve had the joy of working with on a lot of issues here in the city – who are serving as the fall meeting co-chairs – Jeff Blau and Rob Speyer, both tremendously civically oriented. Rob has done a lot to help us with our Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, and a lot of other key fronts. We work with Jeff all the time. These are two individuals who are real leaders in the industry, and partners in all we do. So, let’s thank Jeff and Rob for their great work.

 The full transcript and video of the mayor’s remarks are available here.

Rob Speyer Praises NYC’s Green Buildings Initiative

The New York Times reported on Sunday that New York City is planning a “sweeping effort to reduce its environmental impact” by “overhaul[ing] the energy-efficiency standards of all its public buildings and to pressure private landlords to make similar improvements.”

As the Times noted, Rob Speyer praised the city’s plan:

Though some landlords seem likely to resist the changes without legal prodding, the city’s push earned praise from the leader of the powerful Real Estate Board of New York. Rob Speyer, the board’s chairman, said in a statement that the mayor’s goals of increased energy efficiency and reduced emissions would “help solidify New York’s standing as the world’s model of sustainability.”

Read the full article here.

Tishman Speyer Buys Manhattan Site for $438 Million

Tishman Speyer has paid $438 million for a development site on Manhattan’s far West Side in the latest sign of a land rush that has pushed the value of New York properties into the stratosphere.

The firm, controlled by the father-and-son team of Jerry and Rob Speyer, plans to build a 2.8-million-square-foot office tower on the site, which occupies a full block near several other huge projects that are under way. Read the full article from the WSJ here

 

Power 100 – Albany 2014

Tishman Speyer President and Co-CEO Rob Speyer has climbed to #18 on City & State’s 2014 Albany Power 100 List.  In addition to his position at one of the world’s premier real estate investment organizations, the influential magazine cites his current chairmanship of the Real Estate Board of New York.Rob Speyer City & State Power 100 List

REBNY to provide 15 apartments on the East Side for displaced residents, New York State Association for Affordable Housing to assist with securing temporary and long-term apartments within the community

rob-speyer-deblasio-pressAS REBNY Chairman, Tishman Speyer President and Co-CEO joined NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio and other industry and community leaders for today’s announcement — REBNY will provide 15 apartments on the East Side for displaced residents as the New York State Association for Affordable Housing will  assist with securing temporary and long-term apartments within the community.

“The building explosion that occurred earlier this week was a tragedy for the families impacted, the community and the city as a whole. It is in responding to such events when the city and its people are at their best. The real estate community is pleased that it can help contribute to that response and the city’s recovery,” said Rob Speyer.

REBNY gala draws top pols, industry players

REBNY's 118th annual banquet

REBNY’s 118th annual banquet

2,300 people crowded the New York Hilton on January 16th, 2014 night for REBNY’s 118th annual banquet. Read more about the the biggest night of the year.

Tishman Speyer Grabs 153 KSF DC Office Building

New York-based real estate building and operating company Tishman Speyer has bought 2000 K St. N.W., an eight story, 153,212-square-foot corner office property located in Washington’s Central Business District. For more info click here

US property giant expanding globally

With projects in motion all over the world Rob Speyer, Tishman Speyer chief executive, says the company has reduced its leverage but is not concerned about a Chinese slowdown.
Edited highlights of a video interview with FT.com can be watched here.

CCTV Reports on the Tishman Speyer–China Vanke Joint Venture

China’s largest TV network reports on Chinese firms’ international real estate investment activity.  The segment features a description of the Tishman Speyer-China Vanke project in San Francisco and an interview with Rob Speyer, who calls the partnership with the prominent Chinese firm a “Badge of Honor.”

Rob Speyer Speaks at Fudan University

On December 20, 2012, the Fudan University School of Management in Shanghai hosted Tishman Speyer President & Co-CEO Rob Speyer.   He discussed the importance of strong relationships and talent development in building and running a global business platform.

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