Executive Vice President of Construction & Design
Forest City Ratner Companies
Robert Sanna has nearly thirty years of leadership experience within the New York City construction industry. An accomplished project and administrative leader, his expertise has driven notable growth in the retail, commercial and mixed use sectors for FCRC. He joined FCRC in 1989 as a project manager, providing project administrative leadership for the construction of One MetroTech Center, one of the first projects at the downtown Brooklyn campus. Later, as the Executive Vice President and Director of Construction & Design Development, he organized FCRC’s construction department with specific emphasis on quality build-out experiences for its tenants and proactive cost and schedule management. This dynamic technical group provided construction administration for over 40 retail, office, residential, hotel and sports & entertainment projects totaling more than 16 million square feet.
Bob began his career as a field project manager for HRH Construction, working on such notable projects as the Jacob Javitts Convention Center and World Wide Plaza. Some of Bob’s most high profile projects include New York by Gehry, the 76 story residential building in downtown Manhattan built by world renowned architect Frank Gehry, The New York Times Building, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Renzo Piano, and Barclays Center, the new, world class, state of the art sports and entertainment venue at Pacific Park Brooklyn, which is home to the Brooklyn Nets. Bob serves as Co-Chair of the Development Committee for Non Traditional Employment for Woman.
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