Tishman Realty & Construction

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Private company
Industry Construction, Real estate
Founded 1898
Founder Julius Tishman
Headquarters New York City
Website www.tishmanconstruction.com

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 to build the New York World Trade Center. The construction division of the company, Tishman Construction Corporation, was sold to AECOM in 2010.


The company traces its beginnings to a venture started by Julius Tishman in 1898. 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. The company went public in 1928 as Tishman Realty & Construction, becoming an integrated real estate and construction firm.[1]

Tishman Realty & Construction worked on significant projects around New York in the 1960s and 1970s including Madison Square Garden and the World Trade Center.[2] This public company liquidated in 1977 and 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 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.[3]

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

Tishman Construction Corporation[edit]

The Tishman Construction Corp. was a construction division of the company until 2010 when it was sold to AECOM. It was a privately held firm headquartered in New York City with operating subsidiaries located across the United States.[4] 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.[5] AECOM acquired Tishman Construction in 2010.

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.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Buehrer, Jack (July 2009). "Four Generations of Tishman". McGraw-Hill Construction. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ Hevesi, Dennis. "Robert Tishman, Real Estate Developer, Dies at 94", The New York Times, October 12, 2010. Accessed May 29, 2015.
  3. ^ Bloomberg Businessweek (19 May 2011). "Real Estate Management and Development- Tishman Realty & Construction Co., Inc". 
  4. ^ "Tishman Construction Corporation Company Information". Hoover's, Inc. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ "AECOM Tishman". www.tishmanconstruction.com. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  6. ^ "Tishman Construction to pay $20 million to settle overbilling probe". Reuters. 10 December 2015. 

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