The Real Deal New York

Meet the woman behind Lend Lease’s development push

One57 and 432 Park builder now facing off against some of its former clients
By Katherine Clarke | January 15, 2016 10:01AM

Melissa Burch (Photo: Max Dworkin)

Melissa Burch (Photo: Max Dworkin)

From the January issue: It’s hard to miss Melissa Burch.

For starters, as a top executive at construction giant Lend Lease, she’s a woman operating in what’s commonly seen as a man’s world. Second, at six feet tall — without heels — the statuesque brunette stands out before even uttering a word.

“I still do a double take sometimes when I see pictures of myself with other people,” she joked. “I forget how tall I am.” [more]