L. Jay Cross

President

Related Hudson Yards

Jay Cross is President of Related Hudson Yards, leading the Related Companies’ development efforts of the 26-acre Hudson Yards site on the west side of New York City. Cross has over 30 years of diversified real estate and sports business experience having been a driving force behind the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, the American Airlines Arena in Miami and the Air Canada Centre, home for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors and the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.

Cross was formerly President of the New York Jets LLC where he was responsible for all business operations of the NFL team, including finance, marketing, community relations, broadcast and game operations and the team’s 50% share in the New Meadowlands Stadium a joint venture with the New York Giants. Cross joined the Jets in 2000 from the Miami Heat of the NBA where he was the President of Business Operations and led the development of the America Airlines Arena, creating a public-private partnership between the Heat and Miami-Dade County to manage the project. In that role he also spearheaded a pioneering development program surrounding the arena that included multiple restaurants and an office tower, and closed on an unprecedented triple “A” $185 million bond offering.

Cross also served as the point person for the development of the Air Canada Centre, home of Toronto's NBA and NHL franchises. Cross has held senior positions with Marlborough Properties Inc. where he was responsible for the company’s commercial and industrial portfolio, and at The Prudential Insurance Company of America's real estate investment operations, where he was responsible for all aspects of The Consilium, a mixed-use project in Toronto incorporating 2 million sf of office space, a 400-room hotel and 1,000 condominiums.  An accomplished sailor, Cross has been a member of three Canadian Olympic Teams and won 10 World, North American and National titles. Cross holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in Architectural Technology from Columbia University.

L. Jay Cross

President

Related Hudson Yards

Jay Cross is President of Related Hudson Yards, leading the Related Companies’ development efforts of the 26-acre Hudson Yards site on the west side of New York City. Cross has over 30 years of diversified real estate and sports business experience having been a driving force behind the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, the American Airlines Arena in Miami and the Air Canada Centre, home for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors and the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.

Cross was formerly President of the New York Jets LLC where he was responsible for all business operations of the NFL team, including finance, marketing, community relations, broadcast and game operations and the team’s 50% share in the New Meadowlands Stadium a joint venture with the New York Giants. Cross joined the Jets in 2000 from the Miami Heat of the NBA where he was the President of Business Operations and led the development of the America Airlines Arena, creating a public-private partnership between the Heat and Miami-Dade County to manage the project. In that role he also spearheaded a pioneering development program surrounding the arena that included multiple restaurants and an office tower, and closed on an unprecedented triple “A” $185 million bond offering.

Cross also served as the point person for the development of the Air Canada Centre, home of Toronto's NBA and NHL franchises. Cross has held senior positions with Marlborough Properties Inc. where he was responsible for the company’s commercial and industrial portfolio, and at The Prudential Insurance Company of America's real estate investment operations, where he was responsible for all aspects of The Consilium, a mixed-use project in Toronto incorporating 2 million sf of office space, a 400-room hotel and 1,000 condominiums.  An accomplished sailor, Cross has been a member of three Canadian Olympic Teams and won 10 World, North American and National titles. Cross holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in Architectural Technology from Columbia University.

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Hudson Yards: The Digital Vision
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12/5/2016
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Developers Cut $5 Billion Deal to Finance Hudson Yards
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7/22/2015
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2/18/2015
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9/6/2014
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9/3/2014
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8/20/2014
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Designed With Millennials In Mind
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7/29/2014
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6/3/2014
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3/19/2014
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Room at the top for observation decks
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12/1/2013
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The Expansive Designs of Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz
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11/6/2013
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10/29/2013
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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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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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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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First Hudson Yards Tower Signs Three Major Tenants
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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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King of the Yard: Related’s Jay Cross on Reimagining the Far West Side
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4/2/2013
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Seeking to Capture the Heart of New York
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3/2/2013
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Tenants step up to ownership
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8/7/2012

Hudson Yards: NYC's urban town within a city
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8/5/2012
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From the High Line to Living High
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3/12/2012
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1/22/2012
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Related hires Tutor Perini, Tishman to serve as contractors for massive Hudson Yards project
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1/18/2012
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West Side glory
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12/4/2011
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From Ashes of Olympic Bid, a Future Rises for the Far West Side
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11/28/2011
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The $15-billion ambition to reshape Manhattan's skyline
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11/12/2011
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A new West Side lease jumpstarts dreams of High Line arts corridor
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11/3/2011
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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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Coach Inc. Agrees to Occupy Third of Hudson Yards Tower
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11/1/2011
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The Next Great Real Estate Area
CNBC
5/19/2011
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5/17/2011
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3/7/2011
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2/9/2011
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Hudson Yards tries to tempt a tenant
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1/17/2011
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12/22/2010
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Work Set on West Side Rail Yard
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12/16/2010
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Related Gets Start on Hudson Yards Site
GlobeSt.com
12/16/2010
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West Side is gaining 'yard'age
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5/31/2010
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Pension Fund Bets Big on Hudson Yards Deal
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5/26/2010
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4/15/2010
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West Side going Yard
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12/22/2009
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