Cheryl Cohen Effron is a real estate developer known for her re-development of under-utilized buildings including the Falchi Building and The Factory in Long Island City, and Chelsea Market in Manhattan. She has served as a trustee of dozens of non profits, and as a Mayoral appointee to the New York City Planning Commission. She currently is treasurer of the Brookings Institution and chair of Greater NY, which she co-founded. She is a member of the board of the International Rescue Committee, Friends of the High Line, the American Museum of Natural History and the Markle Foundation. She is a senior advisor to Tishman Speyer Properties.