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Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies

June 10, 2014
Eighth Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Presentation by Bruce C. Ratner, Executive Chairman, Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), Developer, Nassau Coliseum

Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies
The Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra University
cordially invite you to attend a

The Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies and the Institute of Real Estate@Hofstra University held a scholarship lunch on June 10, 2014.  Bruce C. Ratner,   the executive chairman of Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), a New York-based real estate development company that he started in 1985, was the keynote speaker

As one of the largest urban real estate developers in the country, Mr. Ratner has developed 44 ground-up projects in the New York City area over nearly 30 years.

Mr. Ratner is the majority owner and developer of Barclays Center. By making Barclays Center the home of the Brooklyn Nets, Mr. Ratner is recognized for bringing the first major professional sports team to Brooklyn since the Dodgers left in 1957. The arena is part of Mr. Ratner’s Atlantic Yards development, which will include 6,400 residential units.

In addition to Barclays Center, Mr. Ratner is the developer for the Nassau Coliseum, and recently completed several critically acclaimed buildings, including New York by Gehry, a residential apartment building designed by architect Frank Gehry, and The New York Times Building, designed by architect Renzo Piano.

Mr. Ratner’s MetroTech Center, an 11-building corporate campus, is occupied by more than 18,000 workers and has often been credited with helping spur the renaissance of downtown Brooklyn.

Mr. Ratner currently serves on a number of boards, including Weill Cornell Medical College; the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, where he serves as chairman-elect; and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Mr. Ratner is a graduate of Harvard College and the Columbia University School of Law. He holds honorary degrees from Brooklyn College, the Pratt Institute and Long Island University.

Mr. Ratner outlined the plans for the Nassau Coliseum and answered questions from the audience.

We thank the following sponsors for generously supporting this luncheon:

  • ALDERMAN & COMPANY LLP
  • COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL LI INC.
  • COMMANDER ENTERPRISES
  • CRONIN, CRONIN, HARRIS & O’BRIEN, P.C.
  • EDWARD A. AMBROSINO, Councilman, Town of Hempstead
  • FIRST DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • FIRST NATIONWIDE TITLE AGENCY, LLC
  • GEI CONSULTANTS INC.
  • LOUIS LEFKOWITZ REALTY INC. AGENCY
  • ROBERT McBRIDE
  • RIVKIN RADLER LLP
  • RUSKIN MOSCOU FALTISCHEK, P.C.
  • SPIEGEL ASSOCIATES, INC.
  • WACHTLER KNOPF EQUITIES