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

January 15, 2016 10:01AM
By Katherine Clarke

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]