Bruce C. Ratner
Executive Vice President and Director, Forest City Enterprises, Inc.
Executive Chairman, Forest City Ratner Companies
Bruce C. Ratner is executive chairman of Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), the New York City subsidiary of Forest City Enterprises, Inc. He is also a member of the board of directors of Forest City Enterprises.
Ratner has led FCRC to prominence as one of the foremost urban real estate developers in the U.S. He is a respected business and civic leader in New York, with a distinguished career in the public and private sectors.
Prior to joining Forest City, Ratner held prominent positions in New York City’s political arena as well as the prestigious New York University Law School. From 1978 to 1982, Ratner served as commissioner of consumer affairs during New York City Mayor Ed Koch's Administration. Before that, he spent four years working as a professor at the New York University Law School. From 1970 to 1973, he was director of the Model Cities Program and head of the Consumer Protection Division in New York City Mayor John Lindsay’s Administration.
Ratner is a board member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Weill Cornell Medical College.
Ratner is a 1967 cum laude graduate of Harvard University and a 1970 graduate of Columbia University Law School.