As President of World Trade Center Properties LLC, John ("Janno") Lieber is responsible for managing all aspects of the Silverstein organization's efforts to rebuild at the World Trade Center site. Since joining the Silverstein organization Mr. Lieber has overseen the planning, design and construction issues relating to the World Trade Center office buildings; business, financing and legal matters; and public affairs, government and community relations.
Mr. Lieber previously served as Senior Vice President of Lawrence Ruben Company, where he headed the company's public-private development efforts, and, before that, as an independent consultant specializing in public-private development issues. Among other projects, he helped create the financial and legal structure for the $700 million-plus conversion of the James A. Farley Post Office Building into Moynihan Station, a new terminal for Penn Station. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Lieber served at the U.S. Department of Transportation, first as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, and later rising to Acting Assistant Secretary.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Lieber practiced law at the New York firm of Patterson, Belknap Webb & Tyler, and served in the office of New York City Mayor Ed Koch and on the staff of The New Republic magazine. Mr. Lieber is a graduate of Harvard University and New York University Law School. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.