|Michael Franco was appointed Chair of Breaking Ground in June 2015 and has served on the agency’s Board of Directors since 2012. In his first three years on our leadership committee, Michael helped foster an active supportive housing agenda to create more than 800 new units of permanent supportive housing for the most vulnerable New Yorkers. He comes to this role with exceptional qualifications and capabilities. Michael is Executive Vice President - Chief Investment Officer of Vornado Realty Trust, overseeing acquisitions, dispositions, and capital markets activity. He joined Vornado in 2010 from Morgan Stanley, where he was a Managing Director and served as Head of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds in the U.S., its flagship real estate investment opportunity fund. Mr. Franco is also a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute.|
Michael J. Franco, Chair
Executive Vice President - Chief Investment Officer, Vornado Realty Trust
Brenda Rosen, President
President and CEO, Breaking Ground
Benjamin Stacks, Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate, Capital One
Robert V. Sideli, M.D., Secretary
Chief Information Officer & Associate Professor, Columbia University Medical Center
Ricardo A. Anzaldua
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, MetLife, Inc.
Vice President, Construction Business Services and Communications, Columbia University Facilities, Columbia University
Chief Executive Officer, Center for Urban Community Services
Chief Leasing Administrative and Legal Services Officer, The Durst Organization
David L. Picket
President, Gotham Organization, Inc.
Managing Director, Acquisition, Red Stone Equity Partners, LLC
Michael L. Ryan
Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Legal Advisor, Author
Philip E. Silverman
Senior Vice President Physical Assets, Northwell Health
Owner/Principal, Highline West, LLC
Senior Vice President, Community Development Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co.