Zubatkin is pleased to announce the creation of the Erica Lindenbaum Tishman Leadership Award.  The annual award will be presented to a person who personifies the values and embodies the spirit that Erica represented every single day, demonstrating exceptional leadership skills, an interest in mentorship and developing peers, a passion for resolving a particular challenge, empathy towards others, and a commitment to community service.

The program was developed as a way to honor her life and commemorate her longstanding influence and to foster a culture that aligns with Zubatkin’s values of character and integrity.


2020 Award Recipient: Larissa Albert

Over a series of meetings, the Award Selection Committee reviewed a number of nominations and is excited to announce Larissa Albert as the inaugural recipient of the Erica Lindenbaum Tishman Leadership Award.

Larissa has been a key part of the Zubatkin team for over twelve years and leads our Project Controls department.  The nominations in support of Larissa highlighted her strengths as a leader in supporting and empowering her peers, as well as her continued commitment to organizing a variety of volunteer initiatives to give back to the community in her personal life and through the Zubatkin outreach team.  Her dedication to professional development is evident in her mentorship of others and willingness to share expertise with staff and clients alike.

Larissa has selected St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Back on My Feet as the charities that will be receiving a donation from Zubatkin in her honor as part of the award.


Erica Lindenbaum Tishman

Erica Lindenbaum Tishman (1959–2019) was a Vice President with Zubatkin and an active member of the New York City not-for-profit community, serving on the Board of Trustees for the Educational Alliance, Central Synagogue, and Riverdale Country School.

Erica is fondly remembered as being a force in every aspect of her life -– from her beloved family and lifelong friendships, to her career as an architect and many years of community service, she brought passion and boundless energy to everything she touched. Although she was taken from us far too soon, we continue to be inspired by her memory and lasting legacy.