Jeff Blau

Chief executive officer and general partner of the Related Companies.

Blau grew up on Long Island and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Blau began his career at Related as an intern in 1988, and continued working there part-time as he earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business. “My first big deal was a failed condominium called Tribeca Tower,” Blau told Bloomberg. “We bought it for pennies to the dollar from the bank and converted it into a successful rental. And we still own it.”

Blau was tapped to be CEO of Related in 2012, just as construction for Hudson Yards was kicking into gear.

In 2014 Blau, and wife Lisa bought what was then the second priciest townhouse in the city when they paid $51 million for 113-115 East 70th Street on the Upper East Side. But, in 2019, Blau (who has three children) told Commercial Observer that he was planning on eventually settling in Hudson Yards.