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Bruce Ratner

Executive Chairman
Forest City Ratner
1 MetroTech Roadway
Brookyn, NY
718-923-8400
Website

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.


09/18/18
...Yards project in Brooklyn and reportedly helped developer Bruce Ratner score an eleventh-hour tax break for the project. The State Assembly in 2007 voted to...

09/04/18
...Max Ratner, and is the first cousin of Bruce Ratner, who serves as executive chairman of Forest City New York. In mid-2017 Forest City...

08/06/18
...From left: Bruce Ratner, Charles Kushner, and Brian Kingston Last week’s sales of Forest City Realty and...

07/27/18
...recalled a meeting 10 years ago when she accompanied Bruce Ratner — then the firm’s CEO — to negotiate a lease renewal with the head of...

04/11/18
...That impartial third party turned out to be Bruce Ratner, who extolled the benefits of 498 Seventh Avenue: multiple entrances, two distinct sets of elevators...

04/05/18
...Bruce Ratner (center) with David LaRue (left) and MaryAnne Gilmartin From the April issue: In early...

...Bruce Ratner (center) with David LaRue (left) and MaryAnne Gilmartin In early 2003, Bruce Ratner walked into...

...Coliseum, which is owned by Mikhail Prokhorov and Bruce Ratner. THE PLAN The terms: The New York Arena Partners have pledged to spend $1 billion...

03/01/18
...citizenM and Carmel Place (inset: Alicia Glen) In 2012, Bruce Ratner claimed Forest City had "cracked the code" on modular technology — a phrase that would...

02/22/18
...on Grand Avenue. Back to Manhattan, he discussed Bruce Ratner, who removed Gehry from the Pacific Park — formerly known as Atlantic Yards — massive redevelopment...

01/14/18
...in 1994. She took over as CEO in 2013, succeeding Bruce Ratner. Since then, she's been the local face of the company and one of the...

09/13/17
...are eager to follow in their parents’ footsteps. Bruce Ratner’s daughters both took different routes: Elizabeth works as a journalist, and Rebecca as...

...are eager to follow in their parents’ footsteps. Bruce Ratner’s daughters both took different routes: Elizabeth works as a journalist, and Rebecca as...

08/24/17
...From the August issue: Pacific Park, developer Bruce Ratner’s baby, is now 13 years old. And like most teens, it’s going through...

...Gardiner) UPDATED, Aug. 2, 8:24 a.m.: Pacific Park, developer Bruce Ratner’s baby, is now 13 years old. And like most teens, it’s going through...

06/30/17
...which has since been rebranded as Pacific Park — Bruce Ratner made one last change-up: He brought on a then-virtually unknown firm, SHoP Architects, to...

06/27/17
...in the building is currently listed for $2.9 million. Bruce Ratner, the former CEO of Forest City Ratner and former minority owner of the Brooklyn...

...which has since been rebranded as Pacific Park — Bruce Ratner made one last change-up: He brought on a then-virtually unknown firm, SHoP Architects, to...

...The developer — Nassau Events Center (NEC), led by Bruce Ratner and Brett Yormark, the  duo behind Brooklyn’s Barclays Center — has taken steps to...

02/21/17
...From the February issue: Bruce Ratner allegedly boots his estranged wife, Pamela Lipkin, from the office where she practices plastic...

02/09/17
...Ross owns the Miami Dolphins football team and Bruce Ratner for years owned a stake in the Brooklyn Nets. -- Konrad Putzier...

...School. He even once unsuccessfully competed with developer Bruce Ratner to purchase the New York Nets. He also was former New Jersey governor James...

01/30/17
...system outside their Upper East Side apartment. And Bruce Ratner and his wife, who are in the midst of a divorce, are seeking permission...

01/09/17
...Pamela Lipkin (credit: YouTube) and Bruce Ratner Bruce Ratner is getting under his soon-to-be ex-wife's skin. Ratner’s estranged wife, plastic surgeon Pamela...

...recalled a meeting 10 years ago when she accompanied Bruce Ratner — then the firm’s CEO — to negotiate a lease renewal with the head of...
Forest City Ratner, President and CEO
1 MetroTech Center North, Brooklyn, NY, 718-923-8400
Mary Anne Gilmartin is president and CEO at Forest City Ratner, a New...
Forest City Ratner, Executive Vice President, Residential development
1 MetroTech Center North, Brooklyn, NY, 718-923-8400
Susi Yu is an executive vice president at Forest City Ratner, a Brooklyn...
Forest City Ratner, Executive Vice President
1 MetroTech Center North, Brooklyn, NY, 718-923-8400
Robert “Bob” Sanna is an executive vice president and head of construction at...
Forest City Ratner, Executive Vice President
1 MetroTech Center North, Brooklyn, NY, 718-923-8400
Katherine Welch is an executive vice president at Forest City Ratner, a Brooklyn-based...
  • Event Sales
  • 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
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Ratner wins bid for coveted parking lot where 818,000 sf tower can be built