Tishman Speyer


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Tishman Speyer President and CEO Jerry I. Speyer
Jerry I. Speyer
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    Prestigious firm sets people up for success elsewhere; limited upward opportunity and significant nepotism at firm.

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    Former Employee - Associate - Real Estate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate - Real Estate in New York, NY

    I worked at Tishman Speyer full-time (more than 3 years)


    Tishman Speyer was a great firm to start off my career in real estate. Their leadership development program is well regarded and provides a challenging and meaningful role to young professionals. I firmly believe that my experience at TS set me up for a positive trajectory in real estate. However, after a few years of working at the firm, it was clear that it was difficult to direct the path that you were interested in pursuing (as is often the case at larger firms). The most incredible aspect of the firm is the people that I worked with - a group of ambitious, talented, and motivated individuals, many of whom have remained my close friends.


    The challenging part of the firm is the ability to progress or move around to experience other 'groups' or departments. While in theory, the leadership development program was set up to do just this, in practice, there was a lot of turnover throughout the firm and this made executing the rotations a lot less transparent and limited in nature. Furthermore, it was clear that those who were connected with the firm were promoted quickly or had disproportionately higher pay. While this is the reality of the world, the level of nepotism and its affect on morale/others was a detriment.

    Expectations were set very high from the start and the culture is not one of empty rewards. While I was comfortable in this demanding and fast-paced environment, everyone is not made out for this environment. Hours could be extremely long, and their pay was substantially under market. There is also significant title inflation at the firm without commensurate pay increase.

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Tishman Speyer Interviews

Updated Nov 14, 2014
Updated Nov 14, 2014

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    Interviewed over the phone then met in person. Rather comfortable interview, very quick and to the point and was made an offer shortly thereafter. I was made and offer after the initial face to face meeting and I accepted the job offer. Salary was not what I wanted but I needed to change jobs quickly.

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Website www.tishmanspeyer.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1 to 5 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Real Estate
Revenue Less than $1 million (USD) per year

Tishman Speyer Properties lays claim to two of the most famous slices of the Big Apple -- New York City's Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center. The property company invests in, develops, and/or operates commercial real estate. Other well-known holdings include Berlin's Sony Center and Torre Norte, an office tower in Brazil. The company also has projects in India, China, and Brazil, and owns some 92,000 residential units around the world. The company owns or has developed more than 116 million sq. ft. in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the US. Tishman Speyer was... More

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