WATCH: MaryAnne Gilmartin on the revival of 421a, being a “proxy” for women in the industry … & more

The FCR president took home the lifetime achievement award at REBNY's big night

New York /
Jan.January 26, 2017 06:15 PM

At the Real Estate Board of New York’s annual gala last week, Forest City Ratner president MaryAnne Gilmartin used her lifetime achievement award as a soapbox.

“I dedicate this award to all the women whose talents and ambitions were overlooked and underrated by our industry,” Gilmartin said to loud cheers.

On the red carpet, Gilmartin echoed a similar sentiment, as she chatted one-on-one with The Real Deal managing web editor Hiten Samtani.

“I’m a proxy for an industry that has finally gotten their head around the fact that women have been overlooked and underrepresented,” she said. “And for that, this award is really for all of those women.”

Gilmartin also discussed how her firm balances being a developer and a REIT, and what the resurrection of 421a means for the construction of Pacific Park Brooklyn. Catch the full interview above, and to see all the highlights from the red carpet, click here.

For more videos, visit The Real Deal’s YouTube page.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
John Banks

High expectations: A look at John Banks’ 4 years at REBNY

High expectations: A look at John Banks’ 4 years at REBNY
John Banks

John Banks to step down as REBNY president

John Banks to step down as REBNY president
REBNY Awards

Newmark Knight Frank wins REBNY retail award for Alamo Drafthouse deal in FiDi

Newmark Knight Frank wins REBNY retail award for Alamo Drafthouse deal in FiDi
Manhattan Council Carlina Rivera and Brooklyn Council Brad Lander sponsored the bills. (Getty, Carlina Rivera)

City Council mulls bill giving nonprofits first crack at buying resi buildings

City Council mulls bill giving nonprofits first crack at buying resi buildings
Andrew Cuomo wants NYC workers to return to otherwise empty office buildings. (Getty)

Cuomo announces plan to get workers back to offices

Cuomo announces plan to get workers back to offices
RealPlus’ Eric Gordon, Michael Gabriel and REBNY's James Whelan and Ninve James (Gordon by Emily Assiran; Whelan via Facebook/REBNY) 

Accusations, a secret rival and brewing legal fight embroil new listings portal

Accusations, a secret rival and brewing legal fight embroil new listings portal
Clockwise from top left: Anthony Marino, Lori Glick, Gabriel Liebowitz, Tamara Marotta, Emma Kerins, Sharron Burroughs-Clarke, Heather Cella and Lauren Schaffer

And the resi “deal of the year” winners are…

And the resi “deal of the year” winners are…
REBNY president James Whelan (Whelan by Evan Gutierrez)

Tax revenue from NYC property sales plunges $1.4B

Tax revenue from NYC property sales plunges $1.4B
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...