American commercial real estate developer Jerry Speyer is one of two founding partners of Tishman Speyer, which has a global portfolio of nearly 100M SF including Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, MetLife Building, and Hearst Tower in New York City. After receiving a bachelor’s from Columbia College and MBA from Columbia Business School in 1964, Jerry began his career serving as assistant to the VP of Madison Square Garden. In 1978, he founded Tishman & Speyer with Robert Tishman.
The chairman of the company recently turned the reigns of the over to his son, Rob Speyer, after the two served as co-CEOs for seven years. While still actively involved in the company’s enterprises, Jerry devotes his time to a string of chairman positions including the Museum of Modern Art and vice-chair of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. The billionaire rules and resides in New York, NY.