By 2010, Tishman Construction had outgrown our private platform. We decided to sell the company to publicly held AECOM. This allowed us in focus on the core real estate business. At that time, we also created Tishman Capital Partners (TCP), a registered investment advisor and capital allocator.
As a native New Yorker, I am proud to have advised numerous governors on their urban renewal plans. I was part of the team that created the vision for the Tappan Zee Bridge, I oversaw the redevelopment plans for the World Trade Center, and I was the Chairman of the States Airport Master Planning Commission that created the master plan for the new LaGuardia and Kennedy terminals.
Being able to give and serve others is the most fulfilling part of my life. I came to philanthropy in a very simple way. In 1895, a poor immigrant family arrived in Manhattan with virtually nothing. The fact that a great-grandson of that family can look back at such a rich history of accomplishments is a testament to the opportunity that this great country has given us. In turn, it is so gratifying to be able to give others an opportunity to accomplish their dreams.