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 is currently a Senior Advisor to Tishman Speyer Properties.
In her civic life, her focus is on tri-sector (nonprofit, government, and business) solutions for urban challenges. She has served as a trustee of dozens of non-profit corporations in education, volunteerism, cultural affairs, and social services. She has also served on a variety of New York City and State task forces and commissions over the last thirty years, including as a mayoral appointee to the NYC Planning Commission.
She is currently chair of Greater NY, which she co-founded. She is past chair and current trustee of the Charles H. Revson Foundation, and is a board member of the International Rescue Committee, the Brookings Institution (senior trustee), Friends of the High Line, the American Museum of Natural History, Rethink Food, The Rockefeller University, and the Markle Foundation. Additionally, she is an honorary trustee of the Dalton School where she is an alum and had been president of the board.
She serves on the advisory boards of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and the College Advisory Council of Brown University, her alma mater.
She is married to Blair Effron with whom she has three children.