David R. Greenbaum, Esq.
Vice Chair, Audit Committee; New York Board Member
David R. Greenbaum is Vice Chairman of Vornado Realty Trust. Prior to being appointed Vice Chairman in April of this year, Mr. Greenbaum was President of the New York Division of Vornado which owns a commercial real estate portfolio in New York City encompassing over 80 buildings aggregating 30 million square feet. Mr. Greenbaum oversees all aspects of the New York City portfolio including ground-up development, redevelopment, leasing and building operations. Mr. Greenbaum is also responsible for all aspects of the ownership and operation of theMART, a 3.7 million square foot building in Chicago, as well as the 1.8 million square foot 555 California Street campus in San Francisco. Mr. Greenbaum, a former tax attorney at Weil Gotshal & Manges, joined The Mendik Company in 1982, a private owner of commercial real estate properties. Mr. Greenbaum was named President of The Mendik Company in 1990. In 1997, The Mendik Company merged into Vornado Realty Trust.
Mr. Greenbaum is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York and serves on the Board of Directors for the 34th Street Partnership, The Grand Central Partnership as well as the Times Square Alliance, all public/private efforts to enhance New York’s mid-town business districts. Mr. Greenbaum is a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission, a private watch-dog organization which oversees the City’s and State’s fiscal policies and is also a member of the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate Advisory Board. Mr. Greenbaum was selected by the New York City Partnership to participate in the David Rockefeller Fellows Program. Mr. Greenbaum also serves on the Boards of the Jewish National Fund as a Presidential Advisor, the Lighthouse Guild, and the Jeffery Modell Foundation. Mr. Greenbaum is the 2010 recipient of The Real Estate Board of New York Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr. Greenbaum earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School.