Mr. Speyer is Chairman of Tishman Speyer. He is one of the two founding partners of the company, formed in 1978. He remains involved in the company enterprise.
Actively involved in a number of philanthropic efforts, Mr. Speyer is chairman of the Museum of Modern Art and vice chair of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is the former chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; chairman emeritus of Columbia University; chairman emeritus of the Real Estate Board of New York; chairman emeritus of the Partnership for New York City; and past president of the Board of Trustees of the Dalton School. Mr. Speyer's other board affiliations include Yankee Global Enterprises, Columbia Business School Board of Overseers, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the National Committee on United States-China Relations and the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board. He is a trustee of the StÃ¤del Museum in Frankfurt and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Business Roundtable and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Speyer holds a BA from Columbia College and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.