Forest City names new regional president in Texas

Cleveland, Ohio --Forest City Enterprises, Inc., announced the creation of a new leadership position to support the company’s growing presence in the Texas real estate market.  

Effective immediately, Brian Ratner has been promoted to president of Forest City Texas and will lead the company’s Texas operations from its regional office in Dallas.    

“Texas is one of the strongest markets in the country and we believe it continues to offer us tremendous opportunities,” said Charles A. Ratner, Forest City president and CEO. “Over the past several years, we have made significant investments in the region, including our Mercantile Place on Main apartment community in downtown Dallas, as well as land projects in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and El Paso.  Brian’s appointment in Dallas reinforces our strong commitment to developing and operating a vibrant and diversified portfolio of real estate in this growing market.”   

Brian Ratner was previously president of East Coast Development for Forest City’s Commercial Group.