William Ackman is the CEO and Portfolio Manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., an SEC registered investment adviser founded in 2003. Pershing Square is a concentrated research-intensive fundamental value investor in long and occasionally short investments in the public markets.
Prior to forming Pershing Square, Mr. Ackman co-founded Gotham Partners Management Co., LLC, an investment adviser that managed public and private equity hedge fund portfolios. Prior to Gotham Partners, Mr. Ackman began his career in real estate investment banking at Ackman Brothers and Singer, Inc. Mr. Ackman received an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Harvard College.
In 2006, William and Karen Ackman founded The Pershing Square Foundation which supports exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle important social issues. Mr. Ackman's board memberships include Chairman of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC), Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE: CP), and the Board of Dean's Advisors of the Harvard Business School.Back
Adam Flatto is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Company, a privately-held real estate investment and development company based in New York City. He has been with The Georgetown Company since 1990, and since that time has been involved with the development, acquisition and ownership of over 20 million square feet of commercial real estate projects throughout the United States.Back
Jeffrey Furber is the Chief Executive Officer of AEW Capital Management, L.P. (“AEW”) and Chairman of AEW Europe. AEW provides real estate investment management services to investors worldwide. AEW and its affiliates manage $50 billion of real estate assets and securities on behalf of many of the world's leading institutional and private investors.Back
Allen Model is the Co-Founder of Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. (“OSC”), and has been Treasurer and Managing Director since 1992. OSC is an international consulting firm that provides public information services to a number of clients worldwide, including the United States Agency for International Development, The World Bank, The Asian Development Bank and host governments.Back
Scot Sellers served as Chief Executive Officer of Archstone, one of the world's largest apartment companies, from January 1997 until his retirement in February 2013. Prior to that, he was Archstone's Chief Investment Officer from 1995 to 1997. Under his leadership, Archstone moved from being a mid-sized owner of apartments in secondary and tertiary cities to becoming the largest publicly traded owner of urban high-rise apartments in the nation’s premier cities. During his 34-year career in the apartment business, Mr. Sellers has been responsible for the development, acquisition and operation of over $40 billion of apartment communities in over 50 different cities across the United States. Mr. Sellers served as the Chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts from November 2005 to November 2006.Back
Steven Shepsman is an Executive Managing Director and Founder of New World Realty Advisors, a real estate investment and advisory firm specializing in real estate restructurings, development and finance. Earlier in his career, Mr. Shepsman, a CPA, was a Managing Partner of Kenneth Leventhal and Company, and of Ernst and Young's Real Estate Practice. Mr. Shepsman is a Trustee of the University at Buffalo Foundation, and a member and former chair of the Dean's Advisory Council for the University at Buffalo School of Management.Back
Burton M. Tansky is a luxury retail veteran who served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. from 2010 to 2013. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Neiman Marcus Group from 2004 to 2010, Chief Executive Officer of Neiman Marcus Stores from 1994 to 2007 and Chief Executive Officer of Bergdorf Goodman from 1990 to 1994. Prior to that, he was the President of Saks Fifth Avenue from 1980 to 1990.Back
Mary Ann Tighe has been credited with transforming New York's skyline during her more than 30 years in the real estate industry. She has been responsible for over 90 million square feet of commercial transactions, and her deals have anchored more than 13.7 million square feet of new construction in the New York region. Ms. Tighe has been CEO of CBRE's New York Tri-State region since 2002, a region of approximately 2,300 employees. In January 2010, Ms. Tighe was named Chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York, the first woman to hold this position in REBNY's 114-year history and the first broker in 30 years.Back
David R. Weinreb is the Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors of The Howard Hughes Corporation. Known for his passion, tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Weinreb has directed the company's efforts since its emergence in 2010, building a portfolio of some of the most sought-after real estate in the country. His vision, leadership and acumen led him to be honored as the 2013 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in Real Estate for the region. He was listed in the 2015 Commercial Observer Power 100, and named to 2012's Top 200 CEOs in the U.S. by ExecRank.
A real estate industry veteran for over 30 years, Mr. Weinreb spent 17 years as Chairman and CEO of TPMC Realty Corporation, a company he built into a multi-faceted investment firm prior to joining The Howard Hughes Corporation. Located in Dallas, Texas, TPMC, whose tenant roster included many Fortune 500 companies, specialized in the acquisition and repositioning of underperforming real estate and real estate related assets across the United States. In addition to development, ownership and management of real estate, the firm's activities included mezzanine financing and private equity investing.
Mr. Weinreb attended New York University and began his real estate career in the late 1970s in New York City. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute. He also serves on the Advisory Council of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of Southern California. His philanthropic interests are both local and national.Back