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MaryAnne Gilmartin Live from the Cornell Tech Campus Part 3

EisnerAmper Real Estate Services Group Chair Ken Weissenberg chats with MaryAnne Gilmartin, President & CEO of Forest City Ratner about her start in the real estate industry and role as CEO, the importance of bringing on the right talent, and the growth of women in commercial real estate in the third segment of this interview.


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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. Now you started in the city at the city planning commission about 30 years ago?

MaryAnne Gilmartin: I started in economic development and it was close to 30 years ago I won a fellowship called the Urban Fellows Program did not have any inkling or hankering to be a developer I was on my way to law school and I thought I'm going to use this fellowship to try something completely outside of my nine dots and I ended up doing a public development in the Public Development Corporation which is now the Economic Development Corporation and I realized then that I had real estate my veins and then I realized wow I can do all of this large-scale public private partnership work on the private side and that's when I hooked up with Forest City Bruce Ratner and I've been there now 22 years.


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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