Stephen M. Ross

Chairman and Founder

Related Companies

I surround myself with the brightest people possible by creating an environment where they can learn, grow and really be part of things. My role is simple: I bring everyone together with the resources they need to maximize their talent. This is the key to the continued success of the company.

Stephen M. Ross is the Chairman and Founder of Related Companies.  Mr. Ross formed Related in 1972 and today the company includes over 2,000 professionals. Related has developed over $22 billion in real estate and owns real estate assets valued at over $15 billion made up of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail, office, trade show and affordable properties in premier high-barrier-to-entry markets.  Mr. Ross is also the owner of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium.

Mr. Ross is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Equinox Holdings, Inc., serves on the Executive Committee and is a trustee of Lincoln Center and is a trustee of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Urban Land Institute and the NY Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. He is also a director of the World Resources Institute and the Jackie Robinson Foundation and chairperson emeritus of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the city’s leading real estate trade association.

Over the years, Mr. Ross has received numerous honors for his business, civic and philanthropic activities.  Most recently, he was a New York Power Player by the New York Times, the Most Powerful Person in New York Real Estate by the New York Observer, Multi-Family Property Executive of the Year by Commercial Property News, and Housing Person of the Year by the National Housing Conference.  He also received The National Building Museum Honor Award, REBNY’s Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award and the Jack D. Weiler Award from UJA.  Crain’s New York named Mr. Ross one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders in Business and he was recognized by NYC & Company with their Leadership in Tourism Award.

Mr. Ross graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, from Wayne State University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree and from New York University School of Law with a Master of Laws in Taxation.  In 2004, the University of Michigan renamed its business school the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and in 2011 the University of Michigan awarded Mr. Ross an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws.

Stephen M. Ross

Chairman and Founder

Related Companies

quote left I surround myself with the brightest people possible by creating an environment where they can learn, grow and really be part of things. My role is simple: I bring everyone together with the resources they need to maximize their talent. This is the key to the continued success of the company.quote right

Stephen M. Ross is the Chairman and Founder of Related Companies.  Mr. Ross formed Related in 1972 and today the company includes over 2,000 professionals. Related has developed over $22 billion in real estate and owns real estate assets valued at over $15 billion made up of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail, office, trade show and affordable properties in premier high-barrier-to-entry markets.  Mr. Ross is also the owner of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium.

Mr. Ross is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Equinox Holdings, Inc., serves on the Executive Committee and is a trustee of Lincoln Center and is a trustee of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Urban Land Institute and the NY Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. He is also a director of the World Resources Institute and the Jackie Robinson Foundation and chairperson emeritus of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the city’s leading real estate trade association.

Over the years, Mr. Ross has received numerous honors for his business, civic and philanthropic activities.  Most recently, he was a New York Power Player by the New York Times, the Most Powerful Person in New York Real Estate by the New York Observer, Multi-Family Property Executive of the Year by Commercial Property News, and Housing Person of the Year by the National Housing Conference.  He also received The National Building Museum Honor Award, REBNY’s Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award and the Jack D. Weiler Award from UJA.  Crain’s New York named Mr. Ross one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders in Business and he was recognized by NYC & Company with their Leadership in Tourism Award.

Mr. Ross graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, from Wayne State University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree and from New York University School of Law with a Master of Laws in Taxation.  In 2004, the University of Michigan renamed its business school the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and in 2011 the University of Michigan awarded Mr. Ross an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • "Tree of Life" Award
  • Honoree
  • "What New York Needs" Award
  • Outstanding Contribution & Achievement Award
  • Owner & Developer of the Year
  • Humanitarian of the Year Award
  • Henry Pearce Award
  • Visionary Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Leadership Appreciation Award
  • Leadership in Tourism Award
  • Fred C. Trump Award
  • 100 Most Influential Leaders in Business
  • Jack D. Weiler Award
  • Good Corporate Citizen Award
  • Person of the Year
  • Charles L. Eidlitz Award for Leadership
  • Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award
  • Multi-Family Property Executive of the Year
  • Impact Award for Excellence in Planning
  • Urban Leadership Award
  • DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR/MULTI-FAMILY PROPERTY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
  • TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL NEW YORKERS OF THE PAST 25 YEARS
  • DONALD L. GEMSON PUBLIC POLICY AWARD
  • 2013 AIA President's Award

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Time Warner Is Planning a Move to Hudson Yards
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1/16/2014
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12/23/2013
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12/20/2013
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12/6/2013
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12/1/2013
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11/6/2013
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10/29/2013
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10/6/2013
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Real-Estate Tycoon Gives $200 Million to University of Michigan
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9/4/2013
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The man behind the largest real estate project in U.S. history
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9/3/2013
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Fairway gets in on ground floor at Hudson Yards
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8/8/2013
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Hudson Yards Has Eye on New York Fashion Week
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7/25/2013
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Rising Above the Rails at Hudson Yards
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7/7/2013
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The Related Companies Go Smokeless
Boston Herald
6/24/2013
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Stephen Ross Builds Related Cos. Into Top Developer
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6/14/2013
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High Line Offers a Walk on the Wild Side
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6/9/2013
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Hudson Yards To Shake Up Manhattan Skyline
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6/4/2013
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West World
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5/21/2013
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Yard Work
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5/21/2013
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New to the Neighborhood
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5/17/2013
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Time Warner Looks West for Possible Office Move
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5/9/2013
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Related Co’s Stephen Ross to give away his money
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5/7/2013
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Village Exhibit Shows Hudson Yards' Towering Future
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5/1/2013
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Exhibit, Speakers Detail the Grand Design of Hudson Yards
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5/1/2013
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Way Out West
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4/21/2013
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Red-letter day for huge Hudson Yards project
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4/10/2013
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Manhattan Development Attracts Key Occupants
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4/10/2013
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Property developers Beal Cos. to partner with Related of N.Y.
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4/6/2013
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Observer 25 - Stephen Ross, Jeff Blau, Bruce Beal: Related Companies
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3/13/2013
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Seeking to Capture the Heart of New York
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3/2/2013
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West is Best
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1/17/2013
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Westward Whoa!
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1/7/2013
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What to Expect in New York in 2013
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12/30/2012
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12/5/2012
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Related Cos. breaks ground on Hudson Yards
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12/5/2012
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NYC Breaks Ground on 26-Acre Hudson Yards Project
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12/5/2012
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12/5/2012
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10/23/2012
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From Zero to Twelve Million Square Feet
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10/9/2012
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The 'development' of a CEO
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10/1/2012
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9/7/2012
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Candid Ross says he'll leave CEO post
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9/7/2012
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Hudson Yards: NYC's urban town within a city
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8/5/2012
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It's all Related: Trio dominates development in NYC
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6/4/2012
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The Powers of New York: Stephen M. Ross, Real Estate
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5/5/2012
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Stephen Ross: The Last Master Builder
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3/11/2012
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Related Companies Takes Step to Further Develop Hudson Yards
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1/13/2012
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Stephen Ross, Developer of the Year
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12/1/2011
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Hudson Yards Aims for Fashion Set
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11/2/2011
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Related to Start 51-Story Hudson Yards Skyscraper for Coach by Mid-2012
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11/1/2011
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The 30-Minute Interview / Stephen Ross
The New York Times
6/19/2011
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The Next Great Real Estate Area
CNBC
5/19/2011
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Deal of the Week: Developer Lets a Bet Ride
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4/13/2011
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Wheels Up / Business: Road Warrior Stephen Ross
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3/11/2011
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Team Chosen for Work on Big Middle-Income Complex in Queens
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2/10/2011
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Related takes control of 232 unsold Manhattan condos from Anglo Irish Bank
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1/21/2011
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Active and Achieving: Executive of the Year
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12/30/2010
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12/22/2010
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Best Manhattan Developer: Related Companies
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12/1/2010
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8/1/2010
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Nine projects that helped reshape the past quarter-century
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Power 100: The Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate
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5/11/2010
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Head of Related ready to pounce
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2/17/2010
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Own It!
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2/9/2010
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The Power Dozen: Stephen Ross, Chairman and CEO
New York Magazine
10/18/2009
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The New Team Captain: Stephen Ross
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10/1/2009
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Related Opens Gateway
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9/24/2009
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Ross Gets Nod for a Bank Charter
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9/11/2009
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The Power 100: Stephen Ross
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6/8/2009
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Council Vote on Related's Rail Yards Plans by Jan. 1
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5/19/2009
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Related's Ross
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11/1/2008
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Retail, office development finally gets off ground in South Bronx
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7/20/2008
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The Anti-Donald
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7/16/2008
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Related's Equity Secured Hudson Yards
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5/20/2008
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Related's Rail Yards Triumph: The Backstory
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5/20/2008
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Stephen Ross' Related Companies to develop New York City Rail Yard
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5/20/2008
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NY MTA picks Goldman/Related for Hudson Yards
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5/19/2008
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It's All Related
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3/31/2008
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A Developer Outwitting the Slump: Stephen Ross
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1/21/2008
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Entering the ball of fame
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1/17/2008
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Related Companies wins $1.4B Injection
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12/17/2007
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Residential Real Estate in New York City
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10/13/2007
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Giving Back to Communities: Stephen Ross
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9/1/2007
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Stephen Ross, King of Columbus Circle
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8/22/2007
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CityPlace: How 'thinking big' changed a city
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Hello Columbus: Dream Team Gets it Done
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