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Trump taps real estate leaders to help re-open America

Jerry Speyer, Stephen Ross, Steve Roth and Steve Witkoff are among a group of real estate powerhouses named to President Donald Trump’s new committee tasked with re-opening America.

The four developers were named on a long list of executives, economists, scholars, and industry leaders who will form various Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups. 

The bipartisan groups of American leaders will work with the White House to chart the path forward toward a future of “unparalleled American prosperity,” said the president in a statement

“The health and wealth of America is the primary goal, and these groups will produce a more independent, self-sufficient, and resilient nation.

 “We have a list of different industries that I’ll be discussing by meeting by telephone, because we don’t want people traveling right now.”


The list includes Simon Property Group boss David Simon; Rick Caruso; Vornado’s Steven Roth; Related Companies’  Stephen Ross; Blackstone’s  Jon Gray; Don Bren of Irvine Company; Barry Sternlicht of Starwood Capital Group; Robert Faith of Greystar and; Steve Witkoff, founder and president of the Witkoff Group.

Tishman Speyer chairman Jerry Speyer has been named to the healthcare group in his capacity as chairman of NewYork-Presbyterian.

Other members include Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook and Stephen Schwarzman. For the full list, click here

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