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MaryAnne Gilmartin Live from the Cornell Tech Campus Part 2

In the second part of this interview, MaryAnne Gilmartin, President & CEO of Forest City Ratner speaks with EisnerAmper Real Estate Services Group Chair Ken Weissenberg foreign investors, building financing partnerships, creating a REIT to finance new projects, and how to identify the next frontier in development.


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Ken Weissenberg: Hi Ken Weissenberg partner at EisnerAmper Real Estate Practice group I’m here with MaryAnne Gilmartin at the beautiful Cornell Tech Center which is under construction Do you find a particular challenge dealing with foreign investors?

MaryAnne Gilmartin: That's a very good question I like to say that with the 25 Chinese nationals that that are in our offices today in Brooklyn we are having in many ways a cultural odyssey to connect the differences in the way that we do business and the way that we connect with people places and things compared to the Chinese culture so it's not always easy but as evidenced by all of the construction it has been extraordinarily successful and it's what makes New York great I mean think about our partner in the arena was a Russian oligarch and the owner today of the team and the arena is an exome which is run by Mikhail Prokhorov we have a Chinese developer 50 billion dollar Chinese company partnering with us on the rest of the project and you know we're Brooklyn through and through so I think it's in some ways what makes New York a great place which is that people come together from across the globe and do great things together.


Kenneth Weissenberg CPA, Tax Partner in Real Estate Services, is experienced in tax saving strategies and negotiating sales and acquisitions. He represents owners of some of the most well-known real estate properties in New York City.

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