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Bruce Ratner

Executive Chairman
Forest City Ratner
1 MetroTech Roadway
Brookyn, NY
Bruce Ratner

Bruce Ratner is the executive chairman of New York City real estate development firm Forest City Ratner, a division of Forest City Enterprises. The firm is known for its Pacific Park project in downtown Brooklyn, formerly known as Atlantic Yards. The project on and around 22 acres of old rail yard includes the Barclays Arena for the NBAs Brooklyn Nets.

Ratner was born in 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio. Before joining the publicly-traded firm founded by his paternal uncles, Ratner worked in New York City Hall and as a law professor at New York University. He headed the citys Consumer Protection Division under Mayor John Lindsay in the early 1970s, and then was commissioner of consumer affairs for four years beginning in 1978 under Mayor Ed Koch.

Under Ratners chairmanship since the early 1990s, Forest City Ratners projects have included the 700,000-square-foot New York Times building at 620 Eighth Avenue, the 929,000-square-foot MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, and the Frank Gehry-designed apartment tower at 8 Spruce Street. He served as company president and chief executive until he ceded the position to Mary Ann Gilmartin in 2013. Ratner graduated from Harvard College in 1967 and received a J.D. from Columbia University in 1970. He has been married twice. His marriage to Julie Ratner, with whom he has two daughters, Lizzy and Rebecca, ended in divorce. He is now married to Pamela Lipkin, a plastic surgeon.

Paul Massey isn’t used to being considered an also-ran. But unlike in his real estate career, he’s yet to be taken seriously in politics. The...

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Tucked away in an album at Mary Ann Tighe’s Southampton house is a 19-year-old paper napkin. The napkin is from a lunch she had with...

...From left: Bruce Ratner, 105 Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill and Adam Verner Bruce Ratner...

New York’s real estate industry still has an aristocracy of born-rich developers, but its dominance over the business is receding – and to Michael Stern,...

...Bruce Ratner and David LaRue Forest City Realty Trust is launching a...

...Bruce Ratner and MaryAnne Gilmartin In May, a few months after its...

Who picked up the tab? Mayor Bill de Blasio had separate dinner dates with REBNY president John Banks and Vornado Realty Trust’s CEO Steven Roth,...

...Pamela Lipkin (credit: YouTube) and Bruce Ratner Developer Bruce Ratner’s wife, plastic surgeon Pamela Lipkin, filed for divorce, according...

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...Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg (inset, from left: Bruce Ratner and Marc Holliday) UPDATED, 2:50 p.m., March 15: A private investor...

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02/05/16 particularly tight: Tishman Speyer's Rob Speyer, Forest City Companies' Bruce Ratner and the Real Estate Board of New York's John Banks...

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Two years into Bill de Blasio’s mayoralty and his administration has proven far more hospitable toward development than many initially expected. So why hasn’t the...

...Neumann first met Forest City Ratner’s top two executives — Bruce Ratner and MaryAnne Gilmartin — four years ago, he pulled out shot...

Mikhail Prokhorov at a Nets press event.
...From left: Barclays Center and Bruce Ratner If Forest City Enterprises is unable to divest its stake...

Forest City Ratner may be famous for betting big on Brooklyn, but its CEO MaryAnne Gilmartin isn’t as bullish on the borough as she used to be....

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...the East River Plaza in Harlem (credit: TEN Arquitectos) (inset: Bruce Ratner and Edward Blumenfeld) Forest City Ratner and Blumenfeld Development Group...

Both Airbnb and Share Better — a group comprised of the city’s hotel union and affordable housing advocates — have spent millions on influencing public...

...From left: Bruce Ratner and Bill de Blasio After appointing three new members, Mayor...

Rob Speyer
Tishman Speyer’s residential megaproject in Long Island City is eligible for a $200 million 421a tax abatement without having to build a single low-cost unit,...

...From left: MaryAnne Gilmartin, Susi Yu and Bruce Ratner While Forest City Ratner's president and CEO MaryAnne Gilmartin is...

...Bruce Ratner Forest City Ratner’s Bruce Ratner yesterday expressed his unbridled support for home-sharing website Airbnb, calling...

...Xuliang, a rendering of Atlantic Yards rendering (Credit: SHoP) and Bruce Ratner Greenland Holdings and Forest City Ratner are pushing out the...

...From left: Barclays Center and Bruce Ratner To take advantage of tax benefits, Forest City Enterprises is...

...Atlantic Terminal Office at 139 Flatbush Avenue and Bruce Ratner A company controlled by Forest City Ratner may be in...

Glenn Markman, a Cushman & Wakefield commercial broker who negotiated leases on behalf of Spike Lee and the Brooklyn Nets and became one of the...

...From left: Barclays Center, Bruce Ratner and Brett Yormark As Forest City Enterprises gears up to...
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1 MetroTech Center North, Brooklyn, NY, 718-923-8400
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1 MetroTech Center North, Brooklyn, NY, 718-923-8400
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  • Building Name Pace University and City Hall Park
  • Address Pace University and City Hall Park
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Publication Date 01/01/2004
  • Event Date 11/22/2003
  • Party 2 Bruce Ratner
Ratner wins bid for coveted parking lot where 818,000 sf tower can be built