Jeff T Blau
CEO, Related Companies
Jeff T. Blau is Chief Executive Officer and a general partner of Related Companies. Related is the nation’s preeminent developer of luxury residential properties. Over a decade ago, the firm pioneered the concept of commissioning celebrated architects to design residential properties by selecting Robert A.M. Stern to plan his firm’s first luxury condominium, The Chatham. The company’s portfolio of residential projects, including such recent developments as One Madison, Superior Ink, The Caledonia, The Harrison and The Brompton, stand as significant additions to the fabric of New York. On Manhattan’s West Side, Related is developing a new 28-acre epicenter of commerce, culture and community at Hudson Yards. Related owns a partnership stake in CORE and is working with Shaun Osher and CORE’s leadership team to further expand the firm’s brand and offerings throughout New York City.
For the past 25 years Mr. Blau 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.