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    Jay Cross

    Howard Hughes Corporation
    199 Water Street, 31st Floor
    New York, NY 10038
    (212) 732-8257

    L. Jay Cross is the president of the Howard Hughes Corporation, a real estate development and management company named after the eccentric businessman.

    Prior to joining Howard Hughes in late 2020, Cross served as president of Related Hudson Yards, the subsidiary of Related Companies that is developing the 26-acre site on the far west side of Manhattan.

    Cross, born in 1953 in Toronto, Canada, is a former competitive sailor. He represented his native Canada in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. While working for the New York Jets from 2000 to 2008, he worked on New York City's failed bid to host the 2012 Olympics. As Jets president, Cross oversaw the NFL teams 50% share in the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, a joint venture with the New York Giants. That development was preceded by a failed project to build a New York Sports and Convention Center on the far west side.

    Before joining the Jets, Cross was president of business operations for the Miami Heat of the NBA. He developed the America Airlines Arena, a public-private partnership between the Heat and Miami-Dade County. Cross also developed the Air Canada Centre, home of Toronto's hockey team, the Maple Leafs, and basketball team, the Raptors. Cross has held senior positions with Marlborough Properties Inc. where he was responsible for the company's commercial and industrial portfolio and he worked at The Prudential Insurance Company of America, where he was responsible for Consilium Place, a mixed-use project in Toronto.

    He has a bachelors degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Toronto and a masters degree in architectural technology from Columbia University.