Kenneth A. Himmel
Co-Managing Partner, Gulf Related and President and Chief Executive Officer, Related Urban
Mr. Himmel is a renowned development professional with over 30 years’ experience. Under his leadership, Related Urban, the USA’s leading developer of large-scale mixed-use properties and the mixed-use development division of Related Companies, opened the award-winning, iconic destination - New York City’s Time Warner Center. This 2.8 million sqf mixed-use project at Columbus Circle is the world headquarters of Time Warner Inc., Mandarin Oriental New York, Jazz at Lincoln Center, One Central Park Residences, The Shops of Columbus Circle and The Restaurant & Bar Collection, including restaurants operated by world-class chefs.
Ken now leads the development and leasing of the retail and restaurant concepts of Hudson Yards – the USA’s largest private real estate development that is fast becoming a hub for fashion, design, communications and the arts.
In Abu Dhabi, Ken was instrumental in the creation, development and leasing of The Galleria On Al Maryah Island, the region’s ultimate fashion, luxury retail, dining and entertainment destination which features its highest concentration of luxury retailers in a modern, vibrant and striking waterfront promenade.
Ken’s accomplishments have received strong industry endorsement. His projects received BOMA 360 Performance Building certification and he has been named an Honoree of World Retail’s Hall of Fame and a winner of Retail TouchPoints 2015 Innovator Awards.Ken holds a BSc with distinction from Cornell University and a BSc from The College of William and Mary, Virginia.