Michael Spies -- JC Nichols Prize Jury
February 23, 2019
Senior Managing Director
Innovation; India and New Markets; Chair of Investment Committee
New York City, New York
Mr. Spies joined Tishman Speyer in 1989, and over 25 years led the establishment of Tishman Speyer’s European business from bases in Berlin and London, before recently returning to New York. He is leading several new global innovation initiatives while supervising the Indian operations and early stage efforts in new markets. He chairs the Investment Committee and serves on the firm’s Management and Compensation Committees. Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, he was Executive Vice President of the Public Development Corporation, which was the City of New York’s lead economic development agency. Mr. Spies is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute, former chair of the ULI European Charitable Trust, and former Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American School in London. He is also a member of the Dean’s Council at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Cambridge University Land Economy Advisory Board. Mr. Spies graduated cum laude from Princeton University and from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with an MA in city and regional planning.