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 Emeritus of JBG Smith Properties and a Trustee 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.
Michael J. Franco is President and Chief Financial Officer of Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO), one of the nation’s leading owners, operators and developers of commercial real estate focused primarily in New York City. Vornado’s portfolio consists of approximately 25 million square feet of premier assets, concentrated in Class A office and high street retail properties in Manhattan, and includes such notable holdings as THE PENN DISTRICT – including PENN 1, PENN 2, the Farley Building and PENN 11, among others – 350 Park Avenue, 770 Broadway, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, and prime retail assets on Fifth Avenue and in Times Square; THE MART in Chicago; and 555 California Street in San Francisco. Vornado is also one of the industry leaders in sustainability and its long-standing and ongoing commitment to sustainable practices has been recognized by a wide variety of independent groups.
Prior to becoming President in 2019 and adding the Chief Financial Officer role in 2021, Mr. Franco served as Co-Head of Acquisitions and Capital Markets and then as Chief Investment Officer, where he oversaw acquisitions, dispositions and capital markets activity for the Company. Mr. Franco joined Vornado in 2010 from Morgan Stanley, where he was a Managing Director and served as Head of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds (MSREF) in the U.S., its flagship real estate investment opportunity fund. During his 20-year tenure with Morgan Stanley, he played an integral role in the development and growth of its real estate investing platform and led many of its most significant investments in the U.S. Over the course of his career, he has acquired and disposed of over $40 billion of real estate, including a wide variety of commercial and residential properties, non-performing loan portfolios, and several public REITs.
Mr. Franco serves as Chairman of the Board of Breaking Ground, a non-profit organization that is the largest provider of permanent supportive housing and services for homeless New Yorkers. He also serves on the board of Trey Whitfield School, an elementary school serving the East New York neighborhood in Brooklyn. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute.
Mr. Franco graduated cum laude from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a Concentration in Finance.
Mr. Franco resides in New York City with his wife and has two daughters.
Glen Weiss is Executive Vice President – Office Leasing and Co-Head of Real Estate at Vornado Realty Trust.
Mr. Weiss is jointly responsible for the daily operating of Vornado’s real estate business and is actively involved in all development, acquisition and disposition activities.
Mr. Weiss also oversees leasing activity in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, including Vornado’s 20 million square foot Manhattan portfolio, the 3.7 million square foot MART in Chicago and the 1.8 million square foot 555 California Street complex in San Francisco. He manages a leasing team of both internal and external brokers, and oversees the negotiation of all office leasing transactions.
Mr. Weiss has been associated with Vornado and the Mendik Company, which Vornado acquired, for his entire career. He first joined Mendik in 1986 as a 16 year-old Summer Porter at 11 Penn Plaza, and continued as an intern through high school and college. In 1992, Mendik appointed him as an Assistant Building Manager and he went on to become Building Manager at 1740 Broadway and 11 Penn Plaza. In 1998, following Vornado’s acquisition of Mendik, he transitioned to leasing, and in 2007 he was appointed to lead the group.
Mr. Weiss was 2010 Chairman of the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association, and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Seminar Committee. He has received community recognition on several occasions, including the 2010 New York Cares Corporate Community Outreach Award, the 2012 Big Brothers Big Sisters Real Estate Award, the 2014 REBNY Young Person of the Year, and the 2018 Diabetes Research Institute Leadership Award.
Mr. Weiss earned his B.A. from the University of Delaware and his M.B.A. from Pace University.
He resides in Livingston, New Jersey with his wife Staci and their 3 daughters – Leah, Emily and Abby.
Barry S. Langer is Executive Vice President - Development and Co-Head of Real Estate at Vornado Realty Trust.
Mr. Langer is jointly responsible for the daily operating of Vornado’s real estate business and is actively involved in all development, acquisition and disposition activities.
Mr. Langer also oversees development activity and is currently involved in several of Vornado’s most significant projects, including:
- 220 Central Park South – a super-tall luxury residential condominium tower across from the southern border of Central Park
- The Farley Building – redeveloping the iconic landmark post office building into 730,000 SF of creative class office space, 120,000 square feet of retail and the Moynihan Train Hall
- THE PENN DISTRICT – Vornado's efforts to transform this neighborhood where it is the largest owner of commercial real estate with 10 million square feet
Prior to joining Vornado in 2003, Mr. Langer was a Development Associate at Boston Properties in New York where he worked on the development of Times Square Tower and 5 Times Square.
He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Real Estate Board of New York, serves on the Board of Regional Plan Association, is a Trustee of the Citizen’s Budget Commission, and was named a David Rockefeller Fellow by the Partnership for New York City in 2008.
Mr. Langer holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development degree from Columbia University.
Haim Chera is Executive Vice President – Head of Retail of Vornado Realty Trust. Mr. Chera oversees the leasing activity for Vornado’s New York Street Retail Portfolio which includes over 2.8 million square feet in street retail space.
Prior to joining Vornado, Mr. Chera was a principal at Crown Acquisitions, a fourth-generation family owned investment business with deep roots in the New York Real Estate community. His primary focus was on high street retail in gateway cities.
Mr. Chera began his career with the Chera family’s third-generation retail clothing business, which enjoyed significant growth during his tenure. Since transitioning into the real estate business over 22 years ago, his responsibilities included acquisitions, leasing and development. His long-term, strong retail partnerships have helped him successfully redevelop underutilized properties into strong, stable assets. Among notable deals spearheaded by Mr. Chera are the acquisition and leasing of the retail at 666 Fifth Avenue, The Olympic Tower on 5th Avenue, and the retail shops at Wynn, Las Vegas. He was most recently involved in the ongoing acquisitions and repositioning of properties in the portfolio along 5th Avenue, 34th Street, in Soho as well as in Chicago, Miami, London, Las Vegas, and Toronto.
Mr. Chera’s deep retail roots offer a unique perspective and competitive advantage in maximizing value and creating unique alliances with his retail customers.
Mr. Chera attended Hofstra University and The University of Pennsylvania, and currently holds positions on the boards of various charitable community organizations throughout New York City.
Thomas Sanelli is Executive Vice President - Finance and Chief Administrative Officer of Vornado Realty Trust.
Mr. Sanelli is responsible for overseeing and managing all financial matters and large transactions for Vornado’s office, street retail, residential and hotel properties located in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
Mr. Sanelli has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Pace University and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York.
David R. Greenbaum is Vice Chairman of Vornado Realty Trust. Mr. Greenbaum, a former tax attorney at Weil Gotshal & Manges, joined The Mendik Company in 1982, a private owner of commercial real estate properties in New York City. Mr. Greenbaum was named President of The Mendik Company in 1990. In 1997, The Mendik Company merged into Vornado Realty Trust.
Mr. Greenbaum is a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Citizens Budget Commission, a private watch-dog organization which oversees the City's and State's fiscal policies. Mr. Greenbaum is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York, a member of the Realty Advisory Board and serves on the Board of Directors for the 34th Street Partnership, The Grand Central Partnership and the Times Square Alliance, all public/private efforts to enhance New York's mid-town business districts. Mr. Greenbaum is also a member of the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate Advisory Board.
Mr. Greenbaum was selected by the New York City Partnership to participate in the David Rockefeller Fellows Program. Mr. Greenbaum also serves on the Boards of the Jewish National Fund as a Presidential Advisor, the Jewish Guild for the Blind- and the Jeffery Modell Foundation. Mr. Greenbaum is the 2010 recipient of The Real Estate Board of New York Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2020, Mr. Greenbaum was awarded The Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award by the Real Estate Board of New York.
Mr. Greenbaum earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and his JD degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
Joseph Macnow is Chief Financial Officer Emeritus and Senior Advisor of Vornado Realty Trust. Mr. Macnow is a 42-year veteran of the Company, serving as a senior financial officer of the Company (Chief Financial Officer, as Controller and Principal Accounting Officer, and/or Executive Vice President—Finance and Administration) from January 1981 to May 2013. Mr. Macnow served as the Company's Chief Administrative Officer from May 2013 to February 2017, when he resumed the additional role of Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to joining Vornado, Mr. Macnow was employed as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of City Stores Company. Prior to joining City Stores Company, Mr. Macnow was an Audit Manager with the international public accounting firm of Ernst & Young. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Executives Institute.
Mr. Macnow participates in Baruch College's Executives on Campus program and is a member of The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute's Advisory Board at Baruch and Baruch's 17 Lex Society. In 2012, Mr. Macnow was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Baruch College. He is the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2005. Also in 2005, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science named Mr. Macnow the Museum's Person of the Year.
Mr. Macnow earned his BBA from the City College of New York, Baruch School of Public and Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. He continued his education at Baruch and at the University of Southern California, completing all course work required for receiving the Degree of Master of Business Administration.
Division Executive Vice Presidents
David W. Bellman is Executive Vice President - Design and Construction at Vornado Realty Trust. Since joining Vornado in 2014, he has managed the development of new office buildings, repositioning projects, and most recently the redevelopment of the new Moynihan Train Hall and adaptive reuse of The Farley office building, as well as the redevelopment of THE PENN DISTRICT Master Plan.
Prior to joining Vornado, Mr. Bellman spent 15 years with AvalonBay Communities, most recently as Senior Vice President of Construction Operations, and 14 years with Boston Properties. His work included a wide array of projects from the construction of 19,450 luxury apartment homes built nationally and various major commercial office buildings, to historical and landmark renovations hotels and adaptive reuse developments.
Mr. Bellman holds a Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University in Engineering Administration.
Elana Butler is Executive Vice President – Leasing Counsel at Vornado Realty Trust. Ms. Butler is jointly responsible for overseeing the leasing legal group. Her primary focus is on retail transactions, including leasing, operational matters and other property-related agreements.
Prior to joining Vornado in 2012, Ms. Butler was a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP in the Real Estate Department, representing a variety of clients in all types of real estate transactions.
Ms. Butler received her J.D., cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review, and received her B.A. from Barnard College.
Pamela Caruso is Executive Vice President – Leasing Counsel at Vornado Realty Trust. Ms. Caruso is jointly responsible for overseeing the leasing legal group. Her primary focus is on office transactions, including leasing, operational matters and other property-related agreements.
Prior to joining Vornado in 2003, Ms. Caruso was a partner at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and, prior to that, at Wolf Block Schorr & Solis Cohen.
Ms. Caruso received her J.D., with distinction, from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where she was a member of the Law Review, and received her B.A. from Colgate University. She is a member of the New York State Bar.
Michael Doherty is President of Building Maintenance Services (BMS) of Vornado Realty Trust and has over 35 years of experience in the building service industry. Starting as a night cleaner while completing college, Mr. Doherty has spent time in every service job between Porter and President. Since 1998, he has run all operations for BMS and is currently responsible for janitorial, security, architectural surface maintenance and window cleaning services managing more than 2,800 employees.
Mr. Doherty earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from The City College of New York.
Robert Entin is Executive Vice President - Chief Information Officer of Vornado Realty Trust, overseeing all information technology initiatives of the Company. Mr. Entin joined the firm in 2005 as a Senior Vice President and became Executive Vice President in 2013.
Prior to Vornado, Mr. Entin founded Integrated Business Systems, Inc. in Clifton, NJ in 1979. He combined technical engineering expertise with accounting and property management experience to provide turnkey technology solutions for the real estate industry. IBS became one of the acknowledged leaders in the real estate industry, dominant in the New York region. In 2013, a portion of the IBS organization joined Vornado.
His roles throughout the years have placed him in the unique position of being both designer and user. He has authored many articles and frequently serves as an expert source on real estate technology and emerging trends. Mr. Entin is a member of the Realcomm Advisory Council and served as the Co-Chair at the Realcomm National Conference in 2015 & 2021.
Mr. Entin currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University where he teaches a master’s course in IT & The Real Estate Enterprise, a course he previously taught at Baruch College in New York City.
Mr. Entin holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from The Moore School of Electrical Engineering at The University of Pennsylvania.
Richard Famularo is Executive Vice President - Controller of Vornado Realty Trust and has served in this capacity since April of 2015. Mr. Famularo oversees the Accounting, Budgeting, Accounts Receivable, Lease Administration, Accounts Payable, Cash Management and Payroll functions of the Company.
Prior to joining Vornado in 1990, Mr. Famularo worked in the audit practice of Ernst & Young for five years, specializing in real estate.
Mr. Famularo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Fordham University.
Josh Glick is Executive Vice President – Director of PENN DISTRICT Leasing at Vornado Realty Trust. Mr. Glick is responsible for over 10 million square feet of Vornado’s Class A office portfolio and is the transaction lead for office leasing at PENN 1 and PENN 2. Mr. Glick has been instrumental in reshaping THE PENN DISTRICT, recently leading the repositioning of The Farley Building, into a best-in-class creative office hub. Prior to joining Vornado, Mr. Glick was responsible for office and retail leasing at Blackstone and began his career as an entertainment attorney representing recording artists and producers.
Mr. Glick received his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his B.S. from Northwestern University.
Mr. Glick lives in Roslyn, NY with his wife and two daughters.
Frederick Harris serves as Executive Vice President – Multifamily Development. In this capacity, he oversees Vornado’s pipeline of ground-up residential rental development.
Prior to joining Vornado, Mr. Harris had a thirty-year career developing large-scale housing in the New York City Region. As Senior Vice President and the leader of AvalonBay Communities’ New York region for over 13 years, he oversaw a pipeline that generated over 8,000 new apartments in New York City, Westchester and Long Island—primarily in dense urban settings. As Managing Director at Jonathan Rose Companies, Mr. Harris led the firm's efforts to develop visionary projects that strengthened the communities of which they were a part and set new benchmarks in sustainability.
Mr. Harris earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law, an M.S. from New York University Tandon School of Engineering, and an A.B. from Williams College. He serves on the Board of Advisors of the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and the Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy as well as the Boards of Argus Community, the Center for New York City Neighborhoods, and the Institute for Public Architecture.
Paul Heinen is Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer, THE MART, as well as Director of Leasing, San Francisco Office.
As Chief Operating Officer of THE MART, Mr. Heinen is responsible for all leasing, operations, redevelopment and financial performance for this 3.8 million square foot office, showroom and trade show asset in Chicago, as well as its ancillary trade show and showroom businesses in New York. As Director of Leasing of the San Francisco Office, Mr. Heinen oversees leasing strategy, tenant relationships and third-party leasing agents for the 1.8 million square foot 555 California Street complex.
Prior to joining Vornado in 2009, Mr. Heinen spent 13 years with The John Buck Company, where he was Principal, Head of Asset Management. In this position, he had overall financial responsibility for a 10 million square foot portfolio of mixed-use properties located in Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C. and Minneapolis.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Heinen held senior real estate development and investment management positions in Los Angeles and New York.
Mr. Heinen holds an AB in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA in Finance from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Edward P. Hogan, Jr. is Executive Vice President - Head of Retail Leasing of Vornado Realty Trust and has served in this capacity since May 2015. Mr. Hogan oversees the leasing activity for Vornado’s New York Street Retail portfolio. The portfolio includes over 2.6 million square feet in street retail concentrated in Manhattan's dominant shopping streets and districts.
Prior to joining Vornado in May of 2015, Mr. Hogan spent 20 years working for Brookfield Properties. He most recently was Head of Retail and created and leased Brookfield Place, a 330,000 SF luxury retail shopping venue in Downtown New York.
Mr. Hogan has leased over 4 million square feet to such brands as Hermes, Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Saks Fifth Avenue. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute and the American Institute of Architects.
Mr. Hogan earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Masters of Architecture at the University of Illinois, Chicago and a Masters in Real Estate Finance from New York University.
Frank Maiorano is Executive Vice President – Head of Tax and Compliance of Vornado Realty Trust. Mr. Maiorano is responsible for the Vornado’s REIT compliance which includes oversight of its more than twenty private REITs, tax planning with respect to acquisitions, dispositions, and capital market transactions, as well as the tax filings for all REIT, corporate and partnership tax returns for the Company.
Prior to joining Vornado in 1998, Mr. Maiorano worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP where he was involved with the firm’s largest REIT and private equity clients.
Mr. Maiorano earned his B.A. in Accounting from St. John’s University and is an active participant with NAREIT.
Michael Schnitt serves as Executive Vice President – Acquisitions & Capital Markets at Vornado Realty Trust where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Acquisitions & Capital Markets group. Mr. Schnitt focuses on public-market performance, developing corporate strategies for the Company as well as sourcing and executing property level acquisitions, dispositions, and financings.
During his tenure at Vornado, Mr. Schnitt has been involved in the Company’s major strategic transactions including the creation of its flagship Fifth Avenue and Times Square Street Retail JV and the spin-offs of JBG SMITH (NYSE: JBGS) and Urban Edge Properties (NYSE: UE). Additionally, Mr. Schnitt has successfully executed several significant asset level deals including the acquisitions of The Farley Building, One Park Avenue, the 666 Fifth Avenue Office and Retail Condominiums, 650 Madison Avenue, and Independence Plaza, as well as the dispositions of the Kings Plaza Shopping Center, Green Acres Mall, and the 666 Fifth Avenue Office Condominium.
Mr. Schnitt joined Vornado in 2010 after graduating cum laude from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics with Concentrations in Finance and Real Estate.
Gaston Silva is Chief Operating Officer - New York, a division of Vornado Realty Trust, where he oversees the management and operation of nearly 20 million square feet of commercial office space in Manhattan.
Mr. Silva serves as Chairman of the 34th Street Partnership, is the co-chair of the Real Estate Board of New York Management Division and is a board member of the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation and BRIC Arts Media Brooklyn. While in city government he served in the administrations of Mayors Koch, Dinkins and Giuliani. As a practicing architect, Mr. Silva’s diverse assignments in New York City included the restoration of Carnegie Hall and the development of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
Mr. Silva graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a MA in Architecture from the same institution. He also received a Real Estate Diploma from the Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University.
Lisa Vogel is Executive Vice President, Marketing at Vornado Realty Trust.
Since joining Vornado in 2014, Ms. Vogel has led the corporate team that develops all strategic marketing, branding, promotional programs and collateral for the company and its portfolio, which includes more than 20 million square feet of Manhattan office space, 3 million square feet of street retail space, the iconic 3.7 million square foot MART in Chicago, the 1.8 million square foot 555 California Street office complex in San Francisco, and other real estate assets.
Ms. Vogel is responsible for creating and implementing marketing initiatives to support all divisions of Vornado, including Office and Retail Leasing, Development, Operations, Capital Markets and Acquisitions, and Sustainability. Ms. Vogel also oversees Events and Philanthropic efforts for the Company.
Prior to joining Vornado, Ms. Vogel was Vice President of Corporate Hospitality at The Madison Square Garden Company, and earlier in her career held key roles in Partnership Marketing at NASCAR, Corporate Consulting at Strategic Sports Group, ESPN Radio Sales, and the SFX Sports Group.
She earned her B.S. from James Madison University, where she was an All-American athlete in lacrosse and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Tewaaraton Foundation.
Ms. Vogel resides in Connecticut with her husband, Jason.