Rob Speyer Helps to Light the Rockefeller Center Tree

Rob Speyer shared tree lighting duties with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Jerry Speyer and Jaimie Alexander on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Photos from the event can be seen below and on Rob Speyer’s Facebook page.

Bill de Blasio, Jerry Speyer, Rob Speyer, Jaimie Alexander

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, Jerry Speyer, second left, Rob Speyer, second right, and actress Jaimie Alexander, right, light the 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

The 83rd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

The 83rd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

The 83rd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

The 83rd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Photo credit:  Diane Bondareff/Invision for Tishman Speyer/AP Images

Rockefeller Center Kicks Off Holiday Season

The holiday season in New York City kicked off last night as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was lit during the 83rd annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center special. Illuminated with 45,000 LED lights, the 10-ton Norway Spruce from upstate New York was lit by Mayor Bill de Blasio, Jerry Speyer, Rob Speyer, and actress Jaimie Alexander, following performances by Andy Grammer, Sting, Michael Bublé and more.

The tree will be lit daily from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. until January 7, except for Christmas, when it will be lit for 24 hours, and New Year’s Eve, when it will be lit until 9 p.m. The tree will be milled for lumber to be used by Habitat for Humanity after the holiday season.

Read more about the ceremony here.

Jerry Speyer & Rob Speyer: Macy’s Partnership Will Lead To “Transformative” Development In Downtown Brooklyn

Macy’s and Tishman Speyer announced today that the two companies will partner on an expansion of Macy’s Fulton Street store in Downtown Brooklyn, adding 10 floors of office space to enrich a key retail space in one of Brooklyn’s fastest-growing neighborhoods.

“As developer, owner and operator of such New York City icons as Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Building, we are thrilled at the opportunity to partner with Macy’s for our first-ever project in Brooklyn,” said Tishman Speyer Co-CEOs Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer said in a statement. “We believe this partnership will produce a transformative mixed-use development in one of the nation’s foremost destinations for today’s creative workers and new economy companies.”

Under the plan, the store’s interior will be completely revamped and supplemented office space featuring high 16-foot ceilings and a variety of outdoor spaces. In addition, Tishman Speyer will take over a Macy’s parking garage on Hoyt Street, with the potential for more development on the site.

The remodeled store at 422 Fulton Street will be the flagship of a new fashion hub, serving shoppers from Dumbo all the way to Manhattan Beach. The newly remodeled store will have higher windows to let in more natural light and better match the industrial spaces in the area’s immediate surroundings. Each floor, in turn, will be expanded to allow for new brands, enhancing the overall customer experience. Construction will begin in 2016 and is expected to be complete by the fall of 2018.

 

 

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.

Jerry Speyer & Rob Speyer Announce Purchase Of 100 New Oxford Street In London

Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer announced Friday an agreement to acquire 100 New Oxford Street, an office and retail building in London.

The 103,500-square-foot building is Tishman Speyer’s third Central London acquisition in recent months. It previously purchased the headquarters of British grocery chain Sainsbury and The Point office building in the Paddington neighborhood of London’s West End.

“Demand for first-class office space in the world’s great cities continues to grow,” said Rob Speyer and Jerry Speyer in a joint statement.  “We endeavor to meet that demand via ground-up development and selective acquisitions of existing properties.  We continue to have a very positive long-term view of the London office market and look forward to the possibility of expanding our presence further.”

Acquired from Hermes Investment Management and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the recently renovated property includes ground-level retail and six floors of office space

 

Tishman Speyer Announces Recapitalization at Dublin Corporate Center

Dublin, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2010 – Tishman Speyer announced recently that it has recapitalized its Dublin Corporate Center office campus by buying back all of the property’s debt at a discount and committing new capital that will be used to fund future capital expenditures and leasing costs.

The announcement follows several other debt transactions completed by the firm, including recent large portfolio debt restructurings in Chicago and Washington, DC, and the restructuring of property debt for a downtown Seattle office tower.

“This substantial commitment of new capital illustrates our overall positive view of the Tri-Valley submarket east of San Francisco. More specifically, it signifies our desire to continue ownership of one of the area’s finest properties situated at one of the best locations. We look forward to continue providing our tenants with superior office accommodations at Dublin Corporate Center,” said Tishman Speyer Co-CEOs Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer.

Dublin Corporate Center is an 18.6-acre Class A office campus consisting of three four-story office buildings totaling 440,278 square feet. It is strategically located along the 580 corridor in the Dublin submarket, which is part of the greater Tri-Valley market and is one of the fastest growing submarkets in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Tri-Valley’s attractive demographics, excellent amenities, and extensive public and private transportation infrastructure have made it one of the most desirable markets in the Bay Area for large, credit-worthy corporate tenants.

About Tishman Speyer

Tishman Speyer is one of the leading owners, developers, operators, and fund managers of first-class real estate in the world. Since 1978, Tishman Speyer has acquired, developed and operated over 325 projects totaling over 116 million square feet and a property portfolio of over US$54.2 billion in total value across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, including signature properties such as New York’s Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Center, Berlin’s Sony Center and Torre Norte in São Paolo, Brazil.

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New York Observer Power 100 | #11 Jerry and Rob Speyer

Jerry and Rob Speyer, Chairman and co-CEOs of Tishman Speyer.

Rob Speyer, Tishman Speyer

Rob Speyer, Tishman Speyer (Getty Images)

While the father-son duo has distressed properties around the country, vestiges of a buying spree at the peak of the market, they still are at the head of one of the more dominant families in New York City. Among their holdings: Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building and the MetLife building, all of which are surely worth far more than when they purchased them.

While the father-son duo has distressed properties around the country, vestiges of a buying spree at the peak of the market, they still are at the head of one of the more dominant families in New York City. Among their holdings: Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building and the MetLife building, all of which are surely worth far more than when they purchased them.

{Read more via The New York Observer}