No. 9: MaryAnne Gilmartin; Commercial Real Estate Power 50
Gilmartin was appointed interim chief executive officer at Mack-Cali in July 2020 with the firm dealing with activist investor Bow Street Capital. The dissident investor had been trying to elect its own slate of directors to Mack-Cali’s board.
Since taking the helm, Gilmartin has made several strategic deals to help, one of the largest landlords in New Jersey, refocus on more valuable waterfront properties.
She has put together a new team to orchestrate a transformation at Harborside, its mixed-use office campus in Jersey City. The group of professionals, consisting of newly hired experts and internal leaders, will facilitate the repositioning, leasing and marketing of the 4.3 million-square-foot property along the Hudson River.
Gilmartin has become a champion for women in the industry and recently founded her own company, MAG Partners, which just announced plans for a new residential development in Manhattan.