Professional Profile: Darrien Pinkman 2023

Darrien Pinkman

Name: Darrien Pinkman

Title: Senior Director

Company: Tishman Speyer

Location: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY

Birthplace: Phillipsburg, NJ

Education: Centenary University, B.S. Managerial Economics; Stevens Institute of Technology, Program/Project Management

First job: Horse farm (cleaning stalls, and baling hay, I can tell you all about it). As my dad says, “It builds character”.

First job in real estate or allied field: Procurement

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I ensure a competitive, compliant, and diverse supply base for Tishman Speyer. I also lead supplier diversity and help sponsor our black employee network. I plan to help make Tishman Speyer one of the most inspirational and innovative environments in which to work.

How do you unwind from a busy day? I like to watch food TV and cook dinner at the end of a busy day.

Favorite book or author: Robert Frost

Favorite movie: “Empire Strikes Back”

Favorite streaming series: “Succession”

One word to describe your work environment: Inspiring!

Rules to live by in business: Be your authentic self – there’s less competition.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Michael Jordan – His steak house, of course! I’d like to understand what drove him to compete and win at every stage in athletics and business. (Notwithstanding baseball).

What is your DREAM job? (Something other than your current job): Celebrity chef!