Jeff T. Blau

CEO

Related Companies

Jeff T. Blau is Chief Executive Officer and a general partner of Related Companies. For the past 23 years he has been responsible for directing and overseeing new developments worth over $20 billion in virtually every sector of the real estate industry. In his position as CEO, he is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, overall management of the firm, the pursuit of new development opportunities and corporate acquisitions and financing activities across all business platforms. Mr. Blau serves on the Board of Directors of Equinox Holdings, Inc., the Central Park Conservancy, the New York City Partnership and Partnership Fund for New York City, Real Estate Roundtable, and The Wharton Graduate Executive Board. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Urban Land Institute, Association for a Better New York (ABNY) and is a board member of the Union Square Partnership.

Over the years, Mr. Blau has received numerous honors for his business, civic and philanthropic activities and most recently he was named to Crain’s New York’s New Influentials list of 25 leaders reshaping New York. Mr. Blau is also a member of the Visiting Committee at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Mr. Blau completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeff T. Blau

CEO

Related Companies

Jeff T. Blau is Chief Executive Officer and a general partner of Related Companies. For the past 23 years he has been responsible for directing and overseeing new developments worth over $20 billion in virtually every sector of the real estate industry. In his position as CEO, he is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, overall management of the firm, the pursuit of new development opportunities and corporate acquisitions and financing activities across all business platforms. Mr. Blau serves on the Board of Directors of Equinox Holdings, Inc., the Central Park Conservancy, the New York City Partnership and Partnership Fund for New York City, Real Estate Roundtable, and The Wharton Graduate Executive Board. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Urban Land Institute, Association for a Better New York (ABNY) and is a board member of the Union Square Partnership.

Over the years, Mr. Blau has received numerous honors for his business, civic and philanthropic activities and most recently he was named to Crain’s New York’s New Influentials list of 25 leaders reshaping New York. Mr. Blau is also a member of the Visiting Committee at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Mr. Blau completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Distinguished Housing Development Award
  • Community Achievement Award
  • Honoree, "Building New York's Future" Luncheon
  • 25 Leaders Reshaping New York
  • Real Estate Council Honoree
  • TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL NEW YORKERS OF THE PAST 25 YEARS
  • DONALD L. GEMSON PUBLIC POLICY AWARD

IN THE NEWS

Hudson Yards Starts Next Phase as Deck Begins
Bloomberg
3/19/2014
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Activists Prevail in Campaign to Oust REIT’s Board
The New York Times
3/18/2014
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International Bid to Redevelop Euston Station
The Times
3/7/2014
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US Behemoth Forms Partnership for Euston Station Mega-Project
Property Week International
3/7/2014
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Gas-Station Owner Cashes 'Lottery Ticket'
The Wall Street Journal
2/11/2014
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Room at the top for observation decks
Crain's New York Business
12/1/2013
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Jeff Blau: How Did I Get Here?
Bloomberg Businessweek
10/21/2013
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Hudson Yards' lucky No. 7
Crain's New York Business
10/6/2013
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The man behind the largest real estate project in U.S. history
Fortune
9/3/2013
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Real Estate's New Ruling Class
The Real Deal
9/1/2013
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Fairway gets in on ground floor at Hudson Yards
Crain's New York Business
8/8/2013
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Hudson Yards Has Eye on New York Fashion Week
WWD
7/25/2013
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The Challenges of Developing $22 Billion in Assets
URBANLAND
7/8/2013
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Rising Above the Rails at Hudson Yards
The Wall Street Journal
7/7/2013
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Related, Highbridge Launch $800m Debt Joint Venture
PERE
6/26/2013
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Yield of Dreams
The Wall Street Journal
6/25/2013
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The Related Companies Go Smokeless
Boston Herald
6/24/2013
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High Line Offers a Walk on the Wild Side
The New York Times
6/9/2013
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Hudson Yards To Shake Up Manhattan Skyline
Forbes
6/4/2013
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West World
Downtown Magazine
5/21/2013
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Yard Work
New York Post
5/21/2013
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New to the Neighborhood
Departures
5/17/2013
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Time Warner Looks West for Possible Office Move
The Wall Street Journal
5/9/2013
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Will Hudson Yards Be a Neighborhood?
Architectural Record
5/3/2013
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Village Exhibit Shows Hudson Yards' Towering Future
NY1
5/1/2013
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Exhibit, Speakers Detail the Grand Design of Hudson Yards
Chelsea Now
5/1/2013
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Way Out West
The New York Times
4/21/2013
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Red-letter day for huge Hudson Yards project
Crain's New York Business
4/10/2013
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First Hudson Yards Tower Signs Three Major Tenants
The New York Times
4/10/2013
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Manhattan Development Attracts Key Occupants
Financial Times
4/10/2013
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Property developers Beal Cos. to partner with Related of N.Y.
The Boston Globe
4/6/2013
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The Next Big Thing
Avenue Magazine
4/1/2013
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Observer 25 - Stephen Ross, Jeff Blau, Bruce Beal: Related Companies
The New York Observer
3/13/2013
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Seeking to Capture the Heart of New York
ENR New York
3/2/2013
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The Power of an Operator
PERE
3/1/2013
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Related and Corvex Target CommonWealth's Management
The Wall Street Journal
2/26/2013
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West is Best
New York Post
1/17/2013
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Related Nears Tenant Deals as Hudson Yards Breaks Ground
Bloomberg
12/5/2012
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Related Cos. breaks ground on Hudson Yards
Crain's New York Business
12/5/2012
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NYC Breaks Ground on 26-Acre Hudson Yards Project
ABC News
12/5/2012
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Ground Broken On Project That Will Change NYC’s Skyline Forever
CBS News
12/5/2012
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City on the Rise
NY Daily News
12/5/2012
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New York City officials, developers break ground on Hudson Yards
NY Daily News
12/4/2012
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Can Architects Create A New Neighborhood Of Skyscrapers In New York?
Fast Company
11/28/2012
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Manhattan Megaproject Set to Rise
The Wall Street Journal
10/23/2012
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From Zero to Twelve Million Square Feet
New York Magazine
10/9/2012
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The 'development' of a CEO
The Real Deal
10/1/2012
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Two Top Related Companies' Execs Step up a Notch
Crain's New York Business
9/7/2012
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Candid Ross says he'll leave CEO post
The Michigan Daily
9/7/2012
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It's all Related: Trio dominates development in NYC
Crain's New York Business
6/4/2012
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Century City luxury condo tower to house chef-driven restaurant
Los Angeles Times
4/23/2012
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Related closes on $825m for first opportunistic fund
PERE
1/23/2012
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Related closes distressed asset fund
Financial Times
1/23/2012
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Related Raises $825 Million for Distressed Property Fund, Exceeding Target
Bloomberg
1/23/2012
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Related Switches Condos to Rentals
The Wall Street Journal
12/15/2011
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Blau Sees Return to 'Pre-Downturn' Rents in New York
Bloomberg
9/16/2011
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New Life for Stalled Project
The Wall Street Journal
7/27/2011
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The Closing: Jeff Blau
The Real Deal Online
7/1/2011
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Real Estate Executive to Grads: Prepare for Big Bets
The Wall Street Journal
5/11/2011
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Big Deal: A Tower Reinvented For Lovers of Fun and Dogs
The New York Times
3/6/2011
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25 People to Watch: Jeff Blau
Crain's New York
6/30/2010
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Bronx's Gateway Center goes green
The Real Deal
6/21/2010
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West Side Story
The Commercial Observer
6/8/2010
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Ross Gets Nod for a Bank Charter
The Wall Street Journal
9/11/2009
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Related Cos. Orchestrates Lease for Nordstrom Rack at One Union Sq.
New York Real Estate Journal
9/9/2009
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Related to offer first paperless lease option
The Real Deal
8/10/2009
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Related's Union Square Retail Bonanza
Real Estate Weekly
7/29/2009
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The Blau Auditorium: A State of the Art Learning Community
Dividend Magazine
5/1/2009
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New is good, say fans of Base Village
Snowmass Sun
12/24/2008
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Related Companies reels in major green development award
Real Estate Weekly
11/12/2008
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Real Estate Developer donates computer to high school
The New York Sun
10/24/2008
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25 Leaders Reshaping New York: Jeff Blau
Crain's New York Business
9/29/2008
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Furniture Showcase, Often Idle, a Success in Las Vegas
New York Times
9/16/2008
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Fresh Powder for Ski Towns
The Wall Street Journal
8/27/2008
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A Victor Talks Spoils
New York Observer
6/2/2008
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Industry Stalwarts Lead Drive For Research Center
Real Estate Weekly
5/7/2008
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Constructing a Cure
Quest Magazine
2/1/2008
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Town, Related Westpac commit to environment
Snowmass Sun
8/15/2007
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A Rental Tower Is Planned for West Side
New York Times
2/13/1997
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Neighborhood Report: Union Square; Bold Lines For Tower On 14th St.
New York Times
2/11/1996
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