Marc Holliday serves as Chief Executive Officer of SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG) and as a member of the Company's Board of Directors, positions he has held since January 2004. He has been with the company since 1998, when he joined as Chief Investment Officer.
Under Mr. Holliday's leadership, SL Green has grown to be New York City's largest owner of commercial office properties and the dominant landlord in Midtown Manhattan. He assembled and continues to build an outstanding management team and has led the development of the Company's core business strategy, which features the continuous repositioning and strategic upgrading of the portfolio, emphasizing high-quality office properties in central locations serving world-class tenants. Today, the Company's total portfolio includes ownership interests in more than 120 assets in New York City's Tri State Region totaling approximately 60 million square feet. Properties include the prestigious Manhattan addresses 1515 Broadway, 280 Park Avenue, 100 Park Avenue, 625 Madison Avenue and the newly-redeveloped 3 Columbus Circle.
That core strategy, supplemented by value-adding diversification activities, has driven the Company's consistently superior earnings performance and growth in shareholder value. Diversification activities include a successful retail joint venture initiative - SL Green has emerged as a major investor in Manhattan retail properties, with noteworthy top tier tenants that include American Girl Place, Giorgio Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana. In addition, the company has also established itself as a market-leading investor in debt and preferred equity financing, helping to provide liquidity to the commercial property market during a critical recovery period.
Given his successful track record and industry expertise, Mr. Holliday is frequently cited and interviewed by the nation's leading media outlets regarding the commercial real estate marketplace. Along with other citations, he was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the New York Region's "People to Watch in 2014,", as # 1 on the New York Observer "Commercial 100" list in 2012 and by Crain's New York Business in 2003 as one of its "40 Under 40" leading New Yorkers.
Prior to joining SL Green, Mr. Holliday held management positions at the former Victor Capital Group, a publicly traded real estate investment management firm that, at the time, was one of the nation's largest dedicated real estate mezzanine lenders. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Finance from Lehigh University in 1988, Mr. Holliday earned a Master of Science Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in 1990.
A benefactor of Columbia University and long-time supporter of the real estate program, he established the Holliday Professorship of Real Estate Development in 2008. He also served as Chair of the program's Taskforce for the Future and currently chairs its Industry Advisory Board and endowment campaign.
Mr. Holliday was recently honored by National Jewish Health in 2011 where he received the Humanitarian Award and raised a record-breaking $3.0 million for the organization from members of New York City's real estate and construction industries.
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