Daniel R. Tishman
Chairman, Tishman Construction Corporation
Daniel R. Tishman is chairman of the board of Tishman Construction. He is also vice chairman and a member of the Board of Tishman Hotel & Realty LP. Tishman has a quarter-century of experience in construction and real estate development. As CEO of Tishman Construction, he is responsible for setting the company's strategy and direction, as well as for overseeing its national operations.
Tishman was a major force in propelling the green-building movement to the forefront of the industry. Under his guidance, Tishman Construction managed the construction of 4 Times Square, the first green skyscraper in New York City, and 7 World Trade Center, the first office tower in the city to be certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. Under Tishman, Tishman Construction recently completed construction on One Bryant Park, a green skyscraper seeking LEED Platinum certification, and the Henry Miller’s Theater, the first Broadway Theater to seek LEED Gold certification.
Tishman serves on the boards of the Real Estate Board of New York, the Real Estate Roundtable, and the New York Building Congress. In 2006, he was appointed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg to New York City’s Sustainability Advisory Board, which advised in the creation of PlaNYC 2030, the blueprint for greening New York City and reducing carbon emissions from buildings through retrofitting and the use of sustainable technologies in new construction.
Tishman is chairman of the board of the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of the world’s leading environmental advocacy organizations. He also serves on the boards of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and UJA-Federation of New York. As a conservationist, he has worked to protect land throughout the United States.
He holds a BS in ecology and planning from Evergreen State College and an MS in environmental studies from Lesley College.