Who is Jerry Speyer?
Jerry Speyer is an American real estate developer and he is popularly known as being one of the founding partners of the real estate company Tishman Speyer. The company is based in New York and they control Rockefeller Center which is also located in Manhattan, New York City.
In this article, I would be writing about Jerry Speyer biography, age, house, wife, daughter, net worth, and other facts about him. First, let’s take a quick look at his profile below.
|Date of birth||June 23, 1940|
|Career||Real estate agent|
Jerry Speyer Biography
Jerry Speyer was born on June 23, 1940, in Milwaukee, Wiscon, USA to Germaine M. and Ernest A. Speyer. He attended Horace Mann School and he furthered his education by attending Columbia University where he majored in German Literature. Speyer further attended Columbia College where he graduated in 1962 and received an MBA from the Columbia Business School in 1964.
Jerry Speyer Family
Jerry Speyer’s dad comes from Frankfurt while his mom is Swiss. His dad also has Jewish ancestry and he is a shoemaker. Jerry’s dad fled from Germany in 1939 and he moved to Milwaukee where he established a business before moving to New York. While he was schooling at Columbia University, he joined Zeta Beta Tau a Jewish Fraternity.
Jerry Speyer Career
In early 1939 a Jewish shoemaker from Frankfurt named Ernest Speyer emigrated to the United States fleeing Nazi persecution. Arriving in New York he got married and the following year his son Jerry was born. Thanks to the dedication of his parents, Jerry was able to graduate from the prestigious Columbia University, where he met his wife, Lynn Tishman. In 1978 Jerry partnered with his father-in-law Robert Tishman, who provided the initial funding, to found Tishman-Speyer Properties. In the years following the founding of the company, real estate in the United States exploded and Tishman-Speyer Properties became one of the largest real estate investment firms in the country. The company has acquired or built more than 406 buildings since its founding 43 years ago. Currently, its property portfolio is valued at 88 billion dollars distributed in the United States, Europe, Latin America, India, and China. Thanks to his enormous success in investing in real estate, Jerry Speyer’s fortune exceeds 4 billion dollars.
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Jerry started his career in 1964 as an Assistant to the Vice President of Madison Square Garden. He also worked as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Chairman of the Museum of Modern Art, vice-chair on the Board of Trustees of the Rand Corporation.
Jerry Speyer Wife
Jeff got married to Lynn Tishman in 1964 and her great-grandfather was the founder of Tishman Realty and Construction. Before their divorce in 1987, they had three children. After the divorce, Lynn got married to Harold R. Handler, a retired senior partner in the New York law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
Speyer was married to Katherine.G. Farley in 1991. He hired her to oversee international development and she graduated from Brown University in 1971. She has a Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and she currently serves as the Senior Managing Director for Tishman Speyer.
Jerry Speyer Daughter
Jerry has a daughter with Katherine and she was born in 1992. He also had two girls with his ex-wife Valerie Peltier, and Holly’s. Lipton who was in the news for selling her apartment in East 87th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues for around $4.8million.
Jerry Speyer House
Jerry lives in his New York mansion which is equipped with the state of the art facilities. The house is equipped with a swimming pool in the basement and two gardens, a lower one for post-swim strolls and an upper one reachable by a bridge from the house. The construction of the house alone was worth $5million in addition, it also cost an extra $5million for the architect’s fee.
Jeff Speyer Net worth
As a co-founder of one of the biggest real estate agencies in the United States, he has an estimated net worth of $4billion.