Co-Head of Real Estate
Vornado Realty Trust
Mr. Weiss is jointly responsible for the daily operating of Vornado’s real estate business and is actively involved in all development, acquisition and disposition activities.
Mr. Weiss also oversees leasing activity in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, including Vornado’s 20 million square foot Manhattan portfolio, the 3.7 million square foot Mart in Chicago and the 1.8 million square foot 555 California Street complex in San Francisco. He manages a leasing team of both internal and external brokers, and oversees the negotiation of all office leasing transactions.
Mr. Weiss has been associated with Vornado and the Mendik Company, which Vornado acquired, for his entire career. He first joined Mendik in 1986 as a 16 year-old Summer Porter at 11 Penn Plaza, and continued as an intern through high school and college. In 1992, Mendik appointed him as an Assistant Building Manager and he went on to become Building Manager at 1740 Broadway and 11 Penn Plaza. In 1998, following Vornado’s acquisition of Mendik, he transitioned to leasing, and in 2007 he was appointed to lead the group.
Mr. Weiss was 2010 Chairman of the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association, and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Seminar Committee. He has received community recognition on several occasions, including the 2010 New York Cares Corporate Community Outreach Award, the 2012 Big Brothers Big Sisters Real Estate Award, the 2014 REBNY Young Person of the Year, and the 2018 Diabetes Research Institute Leadership Award.
Mr. Weiss earned his B.A. from the University of Delaware and his M.B.A. from Pace University.
He resides in Livingston, New Jersey with his wife Staci and their 3 daughters – Leah, Emily and Abby.