REBNY Honors Daniel Tishman for Extraordinary Commitment to the Civic Welfare and Real Estate Industry of New York

Dan Tishman

On January 17, 2019, at our 123rd Annual Banquet at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan, we will have the great pleasure of presenting our friend and valued Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) Executive Committee member Daniel Tishman with the prestigious, Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award.

Dan’s achievements in the real estate industry are numerous. As the Principal and Vice Chairman of Tishman and a member of the board of AECOM – which merged with Tishman Construction in 2011 – he leads one of the world’s most accomplished construction firms and was responsible for building New York City landmarks such as the World Trade Center, Hudson Yards and Barclay’s Center and the World Trade Center.  Dan also was a pioneer in the green building movement.   

Under his expertise and guidance, Tishman has continued to thrive as a developer, owner and operator.  That is no small accomplishment.

But Dan’s work outside of his responsibilities at Tishman speak volumes about his character and vision for New York City. He spends his spare time working to improve New York’s public health and working to ensure that New York is a green and sustainable city.

He is the Chairman of the Board at Montefiore Medicine, the umbrella organization for the Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, an honor he received this spring after 15 years on that Board.  Dan and his wife Sheryl founded the Sheryl and Daniel R. Tishman Cognition Neurophysiology Laboratory at Einstein and he has long been a supporter of this great cause. We at REBNY know that his expertise and guidance will positively shape the research and medical programs for years to come.

But that is not all.

He is committed to improving New York’s sustainability and environmental health, which is exemplified in his work. He spent more than a decade as the Chairman of the Board to the Natural Resources Defense Council – one of the leading environmental advocacy organizations. And under his leadership at Tishman, the company delivered the city’s first sustainable skyscraper at 4 Times Square, the city’s first commercial high-rise to earn LEED Platinum Certification at 1 Bryant Park, and the city’s first LEED-certified office tower at 7 World Trade Center.

Finally, my colleagues and I here at REBNY know Dan well due to his close involvement on our Board of Governors and Executive Committee. I know I speak for all of us when I say that Dan’s vision, commitment, and dedication to serving New York City has made REBNY a stronger organization, and I am proud to call him a colleague and friend.

We are fortunate to work alongside Dan Tishman, like Harry Helmsley, he cares deeply about the future of our city. New York is a better place thanks to people like Dan, and we hope you will join us in honoring his extraordinary career achievements.