Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Venue: Beck 198
Ronald A. Ratner is an executive vice president and director of Forest City Enterprises, Inc., and president and CEO of the Forest City Residential Group. The Forest City Residential Group comprises all of the multifamily residential ownership, development, management and financial activities of Forest City Enterprises.
Ratner’s experience with Forest City began in 1975, and through the years, has included direct development, construction, financing and management responsibilities, beginning with individual projects and executive supervision of multiple large scale developments on a national level. He received his bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and completed the masters program in architecture at UCLA.
Ratner is active in community and civic organizations and has served or is currently serving on the boards of Ohio State University, Brandeis University, Park Synagogue, the Western Reserve Historical Society and the Akron Art Museum, among others. He is a director of the National Multi Housing Council, and has served as a member of Federal National Mortgage Association’s National Housing Impact Advisory Council.