BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Steven Roth

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 1989 and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board since April 1980. He was the Chief Executive Officer from May 1989 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. Mr. Roth is the Chairman of the Board of JBG Smith Properties and a Director of Urban Edge Properties. 

 

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)From 1981 through 1987, Mr. Roth served on the Board of the Amos Tuck School.  Mr. Roth served as a Trustee of Dartmouth College from 2008 to 2016 and was Chair of the Finance Committee. 

 

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 High Distinction from Dartmouth's Amos Tuck School of Business Administration.

Candace K. Beinecke*
Independent

Trustee

Ms. Beinecke has served as Senior Partner or 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 serves as Chair of the Board of Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisors LLC’s First Eagle Funds, Inc. (a U.S. public mutual fund family).  Since September 2018, Ms. Beinecke has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of ViacomCBS (a New York Stock Exchange-listed U.S. media company) or its predecessor company, CBS Corporation.

Michael D. Fascitelli
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). Since November 2017, Mr. Fascitelli has served as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Imperial Companies (a private real estate company). Since December 2014, Mr. Fascitelli has served as Chair of the Investment Committee, Senior Advisor and Board Member of Quadro Partners Inc. (a private online real estate investment platform).  Previously, 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. Since January 16, 2014, Mr. Fascitelli has served on the Board of Trustees of Invitation Homes Inc. (a New York Stock Exchange-listed residential real estate investment trust) or its predecessors. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Fascitelli also served as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Since June 2018, Mr. Fascitelli has also served as a director of Sculptor Capital Management (formerly Och Ziff Capital Management Group LLC) (a New York Stock Exchange-listed, global, institutional, alternative asset manager).

Beatrice Hamza Bassey
Independent

Trustee

Ms. Hamza Bassey has served as the Group General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Atlas Mara Ltd. (an African-focused banking group) since February 2015. In her capacity as such, she has served as a member of the boards of directors of a number of Atlas Mara Ltd.’s subsidiary or affiliated banks operating in Africa. From September 1998 until February 2015, Ms. Hamza Bassey was an attorney with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP where she served as a partner, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Chair of the Africa Practice. Ms. Hamza Bassey has served on the board of directors of International Game Technology PLC (a New York Stock Exchange-listed, a global gaming company) since March 2020.

William W. Helman IV
Independent

Trustee

Mr. Helman is a general partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm. He joined Greylock in 1984 and served as its managing partner from 1999 to 2013. Mr. Helman has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Ford Motor Company (a public company) since 2011 and serves on its finance committee, its nominating and governance committee and as chair of its sustainability and innovation committee.

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. Mr. Mandelbaum is also a director of Alexander’s.

Mandakini Puri
Independent

Trustee

Ms. Puri has been an independent consultant since May 2013. From May 2011 until May 2013, she served as a Managing Director and Co-Head of BlackRock Private Equity, a private equity business affiliated with BlackRock, Inc. From April 2009 until 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. Ms. Puri has been a member of the Board of Directors of Alexander’s since March 2020. She was a member of the Board of Validus Holdings Ltd., a public insurance holding company until it was acquired in July 2018, where she served as Chair 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 and 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 New York Stock Exchange-listed real estate development and agribusiness company). Mr. Tisch is also a Board member and member of the Finance, Audit and Investment Committees 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.

Russell B. Wight, Jr.
Independent

Trustee

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

* Lead Trustee