In 1986, MaryAnne Gilmartin graduated from university and was given an Urban Fellowship, an opportunity in NYC to experience public service before jumping into the private sector. It was here that Gilmartin realized her passion for real estate and development. From the age of 20, MaryAnne began to meet some of NYC’s most powerful developers, one being Bruce Ratner of Forest City Ratner NY. Gilmartin proved to be a force and visionary, eventually leading to her appointment as CEO of Forest City, all while being a full-time mom to two children. Shortly after this podcast recorded, MaryAnne announced her next big move, starting a company of her own, L&L MAG. Listen here to learn more about the leader behind some of NYC’s biggest development projects including the Barclays Center and Pacific Park.