The candidate is Chief Executive Officer of L&L MAG, a New York-based real estate development company she founded with David Levinson and Robert Lapidus. Prior to founding L&L MAG, the candidate served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Forest City Ratner Companies, where she oversaw a period of game-changing ground-up development and managed its multimillion square foot residential, commercial and retail portfolio. In her tenure at Forest City Ratner, the candidate spearheaded the development of some of the most high-profile real estate projects in New York City. She led the efforts to build Barclays Center, the state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue and the centerpiece of the $4.9 billion, 22-acre mixed-use Pacific Park Brooklyn development. The candidate oversaw the development of The New York Times Building, designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano; New York by Gehry, designed by award winning architect Frank Gehry; and the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech, a brand new office building that is a first-of-its-kind space for tech innovation, designed by Weiss/Manfredi on Roosevelt Island. The candidate was appointed a member of the board of directors of the global investment banking firm Jefferies Group LLC in 2014. The candidate is also a civic leader in New York, serving as Chair of the Board of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, member of the Executive Committee of The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Vice Chair of New York Public Radio, member of the Board of Governors of The Real Estate Board of New York, and part of the Industry Advisory Board of the MS Real Estate Development Program at Columbia University. The candidate graduated from Fordham University, where she also completed her Master’s degree. She started her career as a New York City Urban Fellow and worked at the Public Development Corporation.