Rob Speyer: Ladders For Leaders Demonstrates “Power Of Public-Private Partnerships To Create An Even Greater New York”

On July 23, Mayor de Blasio, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Department of Youth & Community announced that the city has more than doubled the number of positions available through this summer’s Ladders for Leaders program, which has provided paid internships to young New Yorkers since 2006.

This year, Ladders for Leaders has provided more than 1,000 New York City youth between the ages of 16 and 21 with professional internships, up from 475 in 2014. The effort was fueled by more than $2.2 million in financial support from private employers who responded to the city’s call for action.

Companies from across a variety of sectors in New York City, from financial services companies including Bank of America to major businesses such as Tishman Speyer, are hosting interns this summer.

“Tishman Speyer is proud to support the Ladders for Leaders program and to welcome a new group of exceptional interns this summer,” said Rob Speyer. “The tremendous success of the Ladders for Leaders program is yet another example of the power of public-private partnerships to create an even greater New York.”



Jerry Speyer & Rob Speyer Announce Acquisition Of D.C. Properties For Redevelopment

Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer announced on July 7 that Tishman Speyer has acquired adjoining properties in Washington D.C.’s central business district. The properties, located at 2020 and 2030 M St. NW, will be redeveloped in two phases.

“Tishman Speyer has had a major presence in the nation’s capital for many years, and that will be the case for years ahead,” Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer said in a statement. “We continue to look for opportunities to develop world-class office properties around the globe, and we are currently active in major cities across four continents.  As the portfolio grows, the firm is providing notable companies with the space they need to do business, often in multiple locations.”

The properties will accommodate a new D.C. bureau for CBS as well as a multiple-tenant office building, and both will be designed and built for LEED certification. Redevelopment of the properties is expected to begin in 2016 and be completed in 2019.

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Rob Speyer & Jerry Speyer Ranked 9th On Commercial Observer’s Power 100

Rob Speyer and Jerry Speyer were recently ranked No. 9 on the Commercial Observer’s annual Power 100 list.

The Tishman Speyer Co-CEOs were praised for their continued global expansion over the past year with new acquisitions and developments in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and London, among other international cities. In particular, the Commercial Observer highlighted plans for a 2.85-million-square-foot tower at the Hudson Yards in New York City and a 103,500-square-foot office and retail building in Central London.

As the Commercial Observer noted, under the leadership of Rob and Jerry Speyer, Tishman Speyer now owns more than 98 million square feet of property around the world.

Read more at the Commercial Observer.

Rob Speyer Announces China Life and Ping An As Investors in Boston’s Pier 4 Project

This week, Tishman Speyer Co-CEO Rob Speyer announced China Life Insurance Group and Ping An Insurance Company as co-investors in Tishman Speyer’s development of Pier 4 in Boston’s Seaport District.

“Tishman Speyer has been an active investor and developer in China for more than a decade,” said Speyer. “In that time, we have forged strong, productive relationships with both China Life and Ping An. We are really pleased that they have chosen to join us on this project.”

The waterfront development will include a one-acre public park, a nine-story residential building and a 13-story office tower. Both buildings will include ground floor retail/restaurant space and are expected to obtain LEED gold certification.

This partnership marks the first time China Life and Ping An, China’s two biggest insurance companies, have made equity investments in American real estate and have invested in real estate outside of China.

Read more on Tishman Speyer’s history in China in The Wall Street Journal.

Rob Speyer Calls Boston “One Of The Strongest Economies In The Country” As Tishman Speyer Proceeds With Pier 4 Project

The Boston Globe recently highlighted Tishman Speyer’s development of Pier 4 as part of the “sweeping transformation” of Boston’s Seaport District.

Tishman Speyer is currently developing 561,000 square feet of new development at Pier 4, including a 13-story office building with 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail and a nine-story condominium with 17,000 square feet of ground floor retail. The mixed-used development will also feature restaurants a one-acre waterfront park.

“We’re seeing strength throughout the market and that gives us the confidence to move forward on a speculative basis,” Rob Speyer told The Boston Globe. “Boston has one of the strongest economies in the country. It’s diverse in terms of its industries, and it has an extremely educated workforce.”

Read more on Boston’s building boom in The Boston Globe.

Rob Speyer: Boston’s Pier 4 “One Of The Most Exciting Mixed-Use Developments in the Country”

As The Boston Globe reported today, Tishman Speyer is breaking new ground by purchasing the former site of popular eatery Anthony’s Pier 4 in Boston, which will be the firm’s first development in the city.

Also known as the Seaport, the property will contain offices, condominiums, restaurants and a one-acre waterfront park.

“We think the Seaport is one of the most exciting mixed-use developments in the country,” Rob Speyer told the Globe. “We want to take one of the last sites on the waterfront and do something spectacular.”

Citing the city’s robust economy and booming real estate activity along the waterfront, Speyer said that the company plans on starting construction by the end of the year. “This will be our first opportunity, and we want to make the most of it,” Speyer said.

Read more on the deal in The Boston Globe.


Nike has signed a long-term lease with Tishman Speyer

Nike has signed a long-term lease with Tishman Speyer, one of the world’s leading owners, developers, operators and investment managers of first-class real estate on the project. Tishman Speyer will construct the more than 587,227 square feet (approximately 54,575 square meters) of space in a multi-building campus. Nike said when complete, the campus within The Springs will consist of up to three office buildings and a five-story multi-purpose conference center, in a campus-type setting. Along with the commercial buildings, it will feature a soccer pitch and regulation-size indoor basketball court and state-of-the-art work-out facility. The campus will also include a full service food and beverage facility and a standalone conference center to host large-scale events and product unveilings. Nike expects to occupy the new space starting in the first quarter of 2014.

“When we broke ground on The Springs in June, we were confident that world-class companies would recognize the value and importance of establishing a presence in Shanghai,” said Tishman Speyer co-CEOs Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer. “The creation of the Nike Greater China Headquarters at The Springs underscores the strength of this market and importance of this development to the Shanghai business as well as residential communities. We’re thrilled that Nike, one of the world’s great global brands and companies, will be an anchor in this development and look forward to a long-term relationship.”

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Rob Speyer Speaks at China Alternative Investment Association Annual Conference

Rob Speyer of Tishman Speyer as the Luncheon Speaker at China Alternative Investment Association Annual Conference on October 27th, 2011

Nearly 1,000 Participants To Climb 66 Floors To The Top of The Rock™ Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center® While Raising Critical Funds And Awarenes

NEW YORK, NY – The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host Climb to the Top on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at 6:30 a.m. at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The event is expected to draw nearly 1,000 participants who will climb 66 flights of stairs to the Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck on the 69th floor of the famed NYC skyscraper and raise more than $700,000 toward a world free of MS.

DATE: Sunday, February 27, 2011
TIME: 6:00 to 10 a.m.
PLACE: Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City
REGISTRATION: Visit, call 212-463-9791 or e-mail

2011 Climb to the Top Sponsors
Competitor Magazine, Crystal Geyser, D’Agostino, Financial Times, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, New York Sports Clubs, Oasis Day Spa, Pop Chips, Raw Revolution, Tishman Speyer, Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck.

About the New York City – Southern New York Chapter
The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the 10,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties continue moving their lives forward. The chapter raises funds locally to support the Society’s critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their family and friends. Visit for more information.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t by helping each person address the challenges of living with MS. In 2009 alone, through its national office and 50 state network of chapters, the Society devoted more than $132 million to programs that enhanced more than one million lives. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested nearly $36 million to support 375 research projects around the world.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. To learn about the options, individuals should talk to their health care professionals and contact the National MS Society at or 1-800-344-4867 (1-800-FIGHT-MS).

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.

About Top of the Rock™
Situated in midtown Manhattan, Top of the Rock ™ provides visitors with an opportunity to appreciate the architecture of Rockefeller Center and its significance to the growth of New York City. Tishman Speyer, co-owners of Rockefeller Center, is committed to the preservation and restoration of Rockefeller Center, which is the site of numerous public exhibits and events, including annual installations of public art and live broadcast of sports championships. Each day an estimated 350,000 people walk through the Rockefeller Plaza complex, which is home to the world’s most famous Christmas Tree. Visit or for more information.



New York, NY – New York Blood Center (NYBC) and Tishman Speyer will celebrate their 10,000th anonymous volunteer to donate blood on January 24, 2011 at 600 Fifth Avenue at Rockefeller Center between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm. The event is part of the “Skyscrapers for Life” program and will kick-off a week-long blood drive at Rockefeller Plaza. For more information about the blood drive, the public can call New York Blood Center at 1-800-933-2566 or visit their website at

Since 2004, NYBC has hosted tenant blood drives with Tishman Speyer as part of its “Skyscrapers for Life” campaign, sponsored by MetLife. The campaign’s efforts are aimed at providing workers in Manhattan’s multi-tenant skyscrapers the opportunity to give blood and save a life.

“New York Blood Center relies on thousands of blood donors each day to help us meet our mission of providing a safe and adequate blood supply. But without the support of corporate and community partners like Tishman Speyer, getting to these individuals would be much more challenging,” said Rolf Kovenetsky, Vice President of Corporate & Community Relations for NYBC.

“We are proud to be a supporter of New York Blood Center’s efforts to save lives,” said Thomas Madden, Managing Director for Tishman Speyer. “New York Blood Center is a vital organization to our city and we encourage everyone to give blood and help save a life.”

New York Blood Center, serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, call upon the community to continue to donate blood, the gift of life, during the winter season. The winter season is a time when blood supplies diminish while hospital and patient needs remain the same. It is also a time when it becomes more difficult to find precise blood matches for patients with rare blood types. Somewhere, someone is fighting for his or her life.

Please consider donating at a blood drive or donor center in your community or near your place of work. Please call New York Blood Center at 1-800-933-2566 or visit us online at to schedule an appointment to donate. You can donate whole blood every 56 days, plasma every 28 days, and platelets every 3 days.

Blood donors receive free mini-medical exams on site including information about their temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure and hemoglobin level. Eligible donors include those people at least 16-years-old (with parental permission or consent), who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, are in good health and meet all Food & Drug Administration and NY or NJ State Department of Health donor criteria. People over 75 may donate with a doctor’s note. Proper photo identification is required from each donor. Please eat a good meal the day of your donation.

About New York Blood Center: New York Blood Center (NYBC) is one of the nation’s largest non-profit, community-based blood centers. Since 1964, NYBC has been providing blood, transfusion products and services to hospitals. NYBC serves more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania. NYBC is also home to the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute and the National Cord Blood Program at the Howard P. Milstein National Cord Blood Center, the world’s largest public cord blood bank. NYBC provides medical services and programs (Clinical, Transfusion, and Hemophilia Services) through our medical professionals along with consultative services in transfusion medicine. Please visit us on Facebook at Follow us on Twitter: @NYBloodCenter.

About Tishman Speyer: Tishman Speyer is the co-owner and manager of Rockefeller Center, the world-famous real estate, shopping and dining complex in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Rockefeller Center is the site of numerous public exhibits and events, including large-scale installations of public art by world-renowned artists including Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons and Jonathan Borofsky. Tishman Speyer has earned a worldwide reputation for innovative utilization of public art in its signature commercial properties, which include Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Center. Tishman Speyer is committed to the preservation and restoration of Rockefeller Center and the historic Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center, one of New York’s top attractions. Each day an estimated 350,000 people visit the Rockefeller Plaza complex, which during the holidays is home to the most famous Christmas Tree in the world.



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