Tighe on Times of Crisis: ‘This Is When Stars Are Born'

It's bad out there for a broker. But, as Real Estate Weekly's Dan Geiger points out, bad times offer opportunities for the enterprising. Just look at Mary Ann Tighe, now chief executive of CB Richard Ellis' New York operations:

The late 80s was also a breakout time for Mary Ann Tighe ... In 1989, Tighe was part of a leasing team that put Random House in 425,000 square feet of space at 825 Third Avenue. In 1991, when the economy was in its last serious recession, she was key in arranging a 770,000 square foot lease taken by the electronics giant Sony at 550 Madison Avenue, what subsequently became known as the Sony Building. It was the largest deal in the entire country that year according to Tighe. read more »

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