At a real estate lunch at the New York Bar Association last week, Bob Knakal, chairman of brokerage Massey Knakal, stood up and asked attendees to sign a petition to help find money to build a new $800 million station along the No. 7 line on Manhattan’s far West Side—one of many a Read More
The Commercial Observer: Congratulations on becoming chairwoman for the Real Estate Board of New York. What will be your first order of business as chairwoman?
Ms. Tighe: Last week, I met with the executive committee of REBNY. In the last quarter of 2009, I joked that I went on a listening tour, where I met Read More
Why does every downturn feel like the first time?
New York City has always had a deeply cyclical economy, going back to the first Dutch settlement four centuries ago. But history has also shown that time and again, downturns have laid the foundation for change and, ultimately, have regenerated our city. Historically, those who Read More
For the first time in its 113-year history, the Real Estate Board of New York, the industry’s most powerful lobby and one of the city’s few remaining old boys’ clubs, will hand over its chairmanship to a member of—egad!—the opposite sex.
The board’s executive committee on Sept. 8 officially named Mary Ann Tighe, CEO Read More
To Mary Ann Tighe, CB Richard Ellis’ regional chief executive, Manhattan’s high finance is a lot like the Great White Way: People keep predicting its demise, but the shows keeping going on. Ms. Tighe was the main speaker at the Real Estate Board of New York’s annual Commercial Management Leadership Breakfast from the midtown Hilton’s Read More
It’s bad out there for a broker. But, as Real Estate Weekly‘s Dan Geiger points out, bad times offer opportunities for the enterprising. Just look at Mary Ann Tighe, now chief executive of CB Richard Ellis’ New York operations:
The late 80s was also a breakout time for Read More
To cover commercial real estate in the year 2008 is to experience the distinct sensation that you’ve stumbled into the 1950s, or onto Staten Island. It’s a world in which men joke about “broads” at the male-mostly conference table, where spotting a woman at a Real Estate Board luncheon is a cinch—she’s the sole red-breasted Read More
The Observer's John Koblin attended the Real Estate Board of New York's annual Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Awards on April 17. Here, John talks with (in order of appearance) Mary Ann Tighe of CB Richard Ellis, Paul Massey of Massey Knakal, Peter Riguardi of Jones Lang LaSalle, Joseph Harbert of Cushman & Read More