James Lester, Forest City Ratner Co.

JamesLester150x150James Lester is Senior Vice President of Commercial and Residential Development for Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), a subsidiary of Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Currently James is spearheading the Nassau Coliseum redevelopment project for Forest City Ratner. James led the development of Barclays Center for FCRC, the first component of the Atlantic Yards project to be complete. James also had an active role in the purchase and sale of the Nets Basketball franchise. Prior to his work on Barclays Center and Atlantic Yards, James worked on several residential and office projects for FCRC. Before joining FCRC in 2000, James was a Project Manager for Property Research & Consulting in Aspen, Colorado. James is a Work Place Mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Workplace Mentoring Program and a graduate of Duke University.

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