FORA.tv Speaker - Robert C. Lieber
Robert C. Lieber is deputy mayor for economic development. Prior to his appointment, Lieber was the NYC Economic Development Corporation president, where he helped shepherd the Jamaica, Queens rezoning to completion, drawing on the work of more than a dozen city agencies in one of the largest rezonings that New York City has ever done.
Lieber helped develop the comprehensive rezoning plan for Coney Island and helped steer the city’s efforts to create a new mixed-use neighborhood in Willets Point.
As deputy mayor, Lieber will continue his work on the development of Moynihan Station, the river-to-river rezoning of 125th Street in Harlem, the transformation of the Kingsbridge Armory, and the development of the site of the former US Naval Homeport in Staten Island for which the Economic Development Corporation released three requests for proposals in October.
Lieber previously served as managing director for the private equity division of Lehman Brothers, Inc., where he was responsible for originations for a $2.8 billion real estate merchant banking fund.
Prior to that, he was group head of global real estate investment banking at Lehman. In 1999 and again in 2003, Lieber was recognized by Institutional Investor Magazine for “Deal of The Year,” and he was named “Financier of the Year” in 2005 by Commercial Property News.
Lieber holds a BTA from the University of Colorado and a MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is vice chairman of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School and trustee of the Urban Land Institute.
Lieber also acted as an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School teaching Real Estate Capital Markets.
04.30.08 | 01:47:01 min
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