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    Bruce Ratner

    Co-founder
    Forest City Ratner

    Website

    Bruce Ratner is the co-founder and former executive chairman of New York City real estate development firm Forest City Ratner, a division of Forest City Enterprises. The firm was known for its Pacific Park project in downtown Brooklyn, originally known as Atlantic Yards. The project on and around 22 acres of old rail yard includes the Barclays Center for the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, of which Ratner was once a minority owner.

    Forest City Ratner was acquired by Brookfield Property Partners in 2018.

    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 city's 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 Ratner's chairmanship since the early 1990s, Forest City Ratner's projects 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.

    Forest City Ratner, President and CEO
    1 MetroTech Center North, Brooklyn, NY, 718-923-8400
    Mary Anne Gilmartin is founder and CEO of MAG Partners, a New York-based...
    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

    09/01/2017
    Bruce Ratner’s daughters both took different routes: Elizabeth works as a journalist, and Rebecca as a filmmaker. Nicole and Jared’s brother, Joshua Kushner, runs his own venture capital firm, Thrive Capital, and their sister, Dara, lives with her husband and their four children in Livingston, N.J...

    01/03/2012
    Marriott International’s under-construction hotel at 1717 Broadway, which was announced in August, is set to become the tallest standalone hotel structure at nearly 753 feet. Meanwhile, Bruce Ratner’s Forest City Ratner recently unveiled plans to build the largest-ever prefabricated tower, which would rise 32 stories at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards (see story here)...
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