Melissa serves as Executive General Manager for Lendlease’s Development business in New York. She is responsible for leading and growing Lendlease’s development business in the New York market by pursuing and identifying development opportunities and large-scale urban regeneration projects throughout the greater metropolitan area. In addition, as the Executive Sponsor for Innovation in the Americas, Melissa leads the innovation program in the United States which provides mentoring, training and funding to innovators inside the business seeking to bring ideas to life that generate new opportunities for Lendlease and its customers.
Prior to joining Lendlease in 2015, Melissa served as Executive Vice President for Forest City Ratner Companies where she had overall responsibility for commercial and residential development. Melissa received her Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard College and her Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Henry Street Settlement, The Coro New York Leadership Center and the Citizen’s Budget Commission.