Stan Ross, who served on Forest City's board of directors from 1999-2017, passed away on Sunday, June 10. He was 82 years old.
"Stan Ross was a valued member of the Forest City family for more than two decades and will be missed," said David LaRue, Forest City's president and CEO. "As a member of our board of directors, he served with the highest integrity and brought keen insight, deep real estate knowledge and an ability to reach people on a personal level to the board's work. He was also a great mentor, teacher and leader who always focused on the human side of business and pushed individuals and ideas to their best outcome."
During his time as a Forest City director, Ross served on the board's audit and compensation committees. A nationally recognized real estate expert, he provided thoughtful and far-reaching insight into current trends, practices and challenges facing the industry. Ross' expertise in accounting, tax and strategic planning for real estate domestic and global companies proved particularly valuable during the economic downturn.
Ross served as chairman of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate for nearly two decades and was a life trustee and governor of the Urban Land Institute.
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