Tishman Realty & Construction

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TypePrivate company
IndustryReal estate
FounderJulius Tishman
Key people
Daniel R. Tishman (Principal and Vice Chairman)

Tishman Realty & Construction Co., Inc. is an American corporation founded in 1898 that owns and develops real estate. The company is known for being the contractor that built the original World Trade Center in New York City. Tishman Construction Corporation, the construction division of the company, was sold to AECOM in 2010.


Julius Tishman started Tishman Realty & Construction in 1898.[1] A Polish immigrant with a desire to be self-employed, he entered the real estate business by saving enough money to purchase the tenement building where he lived, acquiring additional residential properties and gaining the ability to renovate, lease and finance them on his own.[2] The company went public in 1928 as Tishman Realty & Construction, becoming an integrated real estate and construction firm.[3]

Tishman Realty & Construction worked on significant projects around New York in the 1960s and 1970s, including Madison Square Garden and the World Trade Center.[4] This public company liquidated in 1976,[1] selling the Tishman Research and Construction company to Rockefeller Center Inc.[5] The primary shareholders began three separate private companies: a continuation of Tishman Realty & Construction, a real estate development company called Tishman Speyer, and a leasing company called Tishman Management and Leasing Corporation.

Tishman Hotel & Realty LP[edit]

Tishman Hotel & Realty LP (THR) is a subsidiary that focuses primarily on large, complex properties with a long-term ownership strategy. THR comprises a diversified staff of experienced real estate, financial and hotel management specialists, and complemented by a technical staff of architects, engineers, and construction management professionals. THR's affiliate, Tishman Construction Corporation, is one of the nation's leading construction management firms, providing a wide range of construction services for projects of varying scope, budget, schedule, and complexity. Given these broad resources, THR typically manages all components of its projects, from feasibility, design, budgeting, financing and development management to ongoing property and asset management.[6]

List of Tishman Hotel & Realty LP properties[edit]

  • The Westin New York at Times Square
  • E Walk Retail on 42nd Street (Connected to the Westin)
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin (co-owned with MetLife)
  • Walt Disney World Swan (co-owned with Metlife)
  • Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort
  • Sheraton Chicago and Hotel Towers
  • Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel
  • Aloft Chicago Mag Mile
  • Homewood Suites Lake Buena Vista
  • Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista
  • Homewood Suites Theme Parks/Sea World Orlando

Tishman Construction Corporation[edit]

The Tishman Construction Corporation was a construction division of the company until 2010, when it was sold to AECOM.[7] It was a privately held firm headquartered in New York City, with operating subsidiaries located across the United States.[8] It was owned by Dan Tishman, who is now a member of the board of directors for AECOM. Tishman Construction is serving as Construction Manager for One World Trade Center and the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.[9]

List of properties built by Tishman Construction Corporation[edit]

Recent news[edit]

In December 2015, Tishman agreed to settle an overbilling probe for a fee of $20.2 million, resolving a US-led investigation into alleged fraudulent overbilling. The scheme involved improper overtime payments to union workers.[19]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Four Generations of Tishman". www.enr.com. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  3. ^ Buehrer, Jack (July 2009). "Four Generations of Tishman". McGraw-Hill Construction. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  4. ^ Hevesi, Dennis. "Robert Tishman, Real Estate Developer, Dies at 94", The New York Times, October 12, 2010. Accessed May 29, 2015.
  5. ^ Horsley, Carter B. (1976-07-16). "Change of Tishman From a Corporation To Partnership Set". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  6. ^ Bloomberg Businessweek (19 May 2011). "Real Estate Management and Development- Tishman Realty & Construction Co., Inc".
  7. ^ Reuters (2010-07-14). "AECOM Buys Tishman Construction in a Global Move". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  8. ^ "Tishman Construction Corporation Company Information". Hoover's, Inc. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "AECOM Tishman". www.tishmanconstruction.com. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  10. ^ "Tishman Building, Los Angeles | 116453 | EMPORIS". www.emporis.com. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  11. ^ "Wilshire Terrace Co-Op | Los Angeles Conservancy". www.laconservancy.org. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  12. ^ "811 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles | 176567 | EMPORIS". www.emporis.com. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  13. ^ "14 Mar 1982, 122 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2021-09-14.
  14. ^ "12 Dec 1981, Page 4 - Arizona Republic at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  15. ^ Johnson, Janis (26 September 1982). "The Future Is Now at Epcot". The Washington Post. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  16. ^ "17 Feb 1986, 121 - Newsday at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  17. ^ "6 Jul 1986, 119 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2021-09-14.
  18. ^ "12 Jun 1988, 170 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2021-09-14.
  19. ^ "Tishman Construction to pay $20 million to settle overbilling probe". Reuters. 10 December 2015.

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