Stephen Ross, chairman of Related Companies, will speak about the Hudson Yards development project. Ross holds a BS from University of Michigan’s School of Business Administration, a JD from Wayne State School of Law, and a LLM in taxation law from NYU. He founded Related Companies in 1972 and led the company through several major projects. Among its holdings are Hunter’s Point South, One Central Park, and the Residences at the Mandarin Oriental at the Time Warner Center. Ross is also a part owner of Equinox fitness centers, a major shareholder in SoulCycle, and managing general partner and chairman of the board of the Miami Dolphins. As a director of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Ross recently worked with a team of NYU law faculty to propose youth athletic programs to address the problem of intolerant behavior in sports. Among numerous other professional affiliations and philanthropic and service roles, Ross is chairman emeritus and director at the Real Estate Board of New York; a director of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; a trustee of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital; a director of the Guggenheim Museum; and a trustee of the National Building Museum.
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