Michael Spies established and led the growth of Tishman Speyer in European beginning in 1990, activating business across eight countries involving value creation in more than 2.5 million square meters of properties, before returning to New York in 2016, and retiring from the company at the end of 2019.
He also initiated and led Innovation globally for the company, which involved the conception of ZO, a pioneering workplace services platform; Studio, a flexible working platform, and a range of other initiatives. He chaired the firm’s Investment Committee for over 20 years, and served on the Management and Compensation Committees. In 2020 he has founded Fuse Strategies, a platform to advise, innovate, and invest within the confluence of property and technology.
Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, he was Executive Vice President of the Public Development Corporation, the City of New York’s lead economic development agency. Mr. Spies is a Global Governing Trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and for the past two years has Chaired the Jury for awarding ULI’s highest honor, the Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. He serves on the Board of Directors for TechnoServe, a non-profit organisation reducing poverty in the developing world through entrepreneurship. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Taubman Center in State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School; on the Board of Directors of the American School in London Foundation; and is engaged with several early stage enterprises. Mr. Spies graduated cum laude from Princeton University and from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
9.30 AM – 5.30 PM
Hotel Okura: Heian II (followed by site tour)
The ULI NEXT Forum is exclusively for members aged between 35-45 and offers attendees a unique opportunity to connect with the industry leaders, extensive networking opportunities, a range of sessions focused around leadership development and gain…
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Hotel Okura: Grand Ballroom
Cities globally are responding to the pace of urbanisation with major urban (re)development projects that are creating or regenerating large city areas. With the challenges of technology, mobility, sustainability and social inclusion, how can public…