Gayle Blakeley FarrisChairman As Chairman, Ms. Farris focuses on industry trends and identifying opportunities for the Science + Technology Group to expand its strategic institutional, life science & other technology-industry relationships domestically and internationally.
In addition, she
is involved in the planning and implementation of major international development opportunities for the Company.Ms. Farris brings to this role more than twenty years of experience leading the successful development of University Park at MIT and establishing Forest City's nationally-focused Science + Technology Group.Ms. Farris is involved with many real estate and biotech industry organizations, most recently serving on the board of directors and steering committee for the BIO Annual International Conventions in 2006 and 2007.A former banker and strategic consultant, Ms. Farris holds a bachelor of arts degree, with distinction, from Rhodes College.