BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Steven Roth

Non Independent

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Steven Roth is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Vornado Realty Trust.  Mr. Roth has been Chairman of the Board since May 1981.  He was the Chief Executive Officer from May 1981 through May 2009 and was reappointed on April 15, 2013.

 

Mr. Roth is the co-founder and Managing General Partner of Interstate Properties and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alexander's Inc.  From 2011 until September 2013, Mr. Roth was a director of J. C. Penney Company, Inc.  In addition, from 2005 until February 2011, Mr. Roth was a director of Toys "R" Us, Inc.

 

Barron's Magazine, in its March 2005, 2006 and 2007 issues named Mr. Roth one of the World's Thirty Most Respected CEO's.  In its January 2006 issue on the Best CEO's in America, Institutional Investor magazine designated Mr. Roth as the top CEO in the REIT industry.  Mr. Roth was the 2002 - 2003 Chair of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).  Mr. Roth is a Trustee of Dartmouth College and from 1981 through 1987, he served on the Board of the Amos Tuck School, including endowing a professorship there and was the principal donor to the Roth Center for Jewish Life at Dartmouth.  He is currently a Trustee of the Intrepid Museum Foundation.

 

Mr. Roth is a graduate of DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx.  He received his AB degree from Dartmouth College and an MBS degree with Highest Distinction from Dartmouth's Amos Tuck School of Business Administration. 

Trustee

Ms. Beinecke has served as Chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, a New York law firm, since 1999 and is a practicing partner in Hughes Hubbard’s Corporate Department. Ms. Beinecke also serves as Chairperson of the Board of Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisors LLC's First Eagle Funds, Inc. (a U.S. public mutual fund family), and as a board member of ALSTOM (a public French transport and power company).

Michael D. Fascitelli

Non Independent

Trustee

Mr. Fascitelli has served as a member of our Board of Trustees since December 1996. Since June 2013, Mr. Fascitelli has been the owner and principal of MDF Capital LLC (a private investment firm). Mr. Fascitelli served as our President from December 1996, and as our Chief Executive Officer from May 2009, until his resignation from both positions effective April 15, 2013. From December 1992 to December 1996, Mr. Fascitelli was a partner at Goldman Sachs & Co. (an investment banking firm) in charge of its real estate practice and was a vice president prior thereto. Until May 23, 2013, he was also a director of our affiliate, Alexander’s, Inc. (“Alexander’s”) (a real estate investment trust), and served as its President until April 15, 2013. From 2004 until 2013 he also served as a director of our affiliate, Toys “R” Us, Inc. (a retailer). Since January 16, 2014, Mr. Fascitelli has served on the Board of Trustees of Colony Starwood Homes (formerly Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust) (a real estate investment trust). Since 2015, Mr. Fascitelli has also served as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Robert P. Kogod

Independent

Trustee

Mr. Kogod has served as a member of our Board of Trustees since 2002. Currently, Mr. Kogod is the President of Charles E. Smith Management LLC (a privately-owned investment firm that is not affiliated with the Company). Previously, Mr. Kogod was Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Charles E. Smith Commercial Realty L.P., from October 1997 through December 2001, and was Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Charles E. Smith Residential Realty from June 1994 to October 2001.

Michael Lynne

Independent

Trustee

Mr. Lynne has been a principal of Unique Features (a media company) since its formation in 2008.  Prior to that, he was Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of New Line Cinema Corporation (a subsidiary of Time Warner, Inc. and a motion picture company) since 2001.  Prior to 2001, Mr. Lynne served as President and Chief Operating Officer of New Line Cinema, starting in 1990.  rom 2006 until 2008, Mr. Lynne served on the Board of Directors of Time Warner Cable Inc. (a telecommunications company).  Since July 2013, Mr. Lynne has been a member of the Board of Directors of IMAX Corporation (an entertainment technology company).

David Mandelbaum

Independent

Trustee

Mr. Mandelbaum has been a member of the law firm of Mandelbaum & Mandelbaum, P.C. since 1960. Since 1968, he has been a general partner of Interstate Properties (an owner of shopping centers and investor in securities and partnerships, "Interstate"). Mr. Mandelbaum is also a director of Alexander's.

Mandakini Puri

Independent

Trustee

Mandakini Puri is an independent consultant. Previously, from May 2011 to May 2013, Ms. Puri served as Managing Director and Co-Head of BlackRock Private Equity, affiliated with BlackRock, Inc. From April 2009 to April 2011, Ms. Puri served as a consultant to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity and prior to that she co-founded and served as Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity. She is a member of the Board of Validus Holdings Ltd., a public insurance holding company, where she serves as Chairman of the Executive and Compensation Committees. She is also a member of the Wharton School Graduate Executive Board. Ms. Puri has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University, an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Daniel R. Tisch

Independent

Trustee

Mr. Tisch has been the Managing Member of TowerView LLC (a private investment partnership) since 2001.  Mr. Tisch also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Tejon Ranch Company (a real estate development and agribusiness company). Mr. Tisch is also a Board member and member of the Finance, Audit and Investment Committee of New York University.

Richard R. West

Independent

Trustee

Dr. West is Dean Emeritus of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. He was a professor there from September 1984 until September 1995 and Dean from September 1984 until August 1993. Prior thereto, Dr. West was Dean of the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. Dr. West is also a director of Alexander's.

Trustee

Mr. Wight has been a general partner of Interstate since 1968. Mr. Wight is also a director of Alexander's.

* Lead Trustee