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2012 CORPORATE SOCI AL RESPONSI BI LI TY

EXECUTI VE SUMMARY REPORT


BUILT
ON
PURPOSE
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At Forest City Enterprises, everything we do is Built On Purpose. As the title of our
frst Corporate Social Responsibility report, this phrase reinforces what we do and,
more importantly, how we do it.

Publishing our frst Corporate Social Responsibility report
allows Forest City to articulate to the world what it has always
known internallythat by doing business responsibly we will
exceed our shareholder and stakeholder expectations and, in
turn, create value. We are proud to introduce, Built On Purpose,
the frst of many communications that demonstrate our
commitment to CSR.

Jon Ratner, Vice President, Energy and Sustainability


What we do is own, develop and manage real estate with the intention
of bettering lives, businesses and communities which in turn, creates
and increases shareholder value. How we do it is by adhering to our core
values, hiring and retaining great people, identifying and nurturing strategic
partnerships, volunteering, contributing to our communities and respecting
and protecting the environment.
Built On Purpose not only describes Forest Citys great leadership, honest
partnerships and our commitment to our people and the planet, it also tells
another important part of our story. Each of our projects and properties were
strategically designed with a disciplined plan and genuine purpose
for families, organizations, visitors and communities throughout
the United States.
Throughout this report, you will learn about Forest City and our
commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Above all,
you will learn that here, at our company, Built On Purpose means
everything. It refects the type of company Forest City really is.
For more information and details on Forest Citys CSR efforts, please visit http://csr.forestcity.net. This is a link to our full CSR report including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Content Index.
Built On Purpose received an Application Level B rating from GRI.
In 2010, Forest City created a 5,000-square-foot rooftop garden on the
15th foor of its Terminal Tower headquarters building in Cleveland, and its
still growing strong. On Community Day that year, volunteers built it from
the ground up, making use of discarded fling cabinets and shipping pallets
to build 46 unique planters. The herbs, vegetables, fowers and fruit are
watered and tended to by garden club members, who share in the harvest.
Water is reclaimed from a nearby roof and stored (more than 300 gallons
at a time) for irrigation. In 2011, we added a honeybee hive for pollination.
All associates are invited to enjoy the garden during their breaks or use
the space for meetingsthe adjacent room is equipped with Wi-Fi to
accommodate all visitors.
The garden was born out of the desire to repurpose some of the
buildings unused rooftop space into something that contributes to
CSR at Forest City.
FOREST CITYS ROOFTOP GARDEN DEMONSTRATES COMMITMENT TO CSR
A L E A D E R S H I P M E S S A G E F R O M O U R P R E S I D E N T &
C H I E F E X E C U T I V E O F F I C E R , D AV I D L A R U E
TO OUR VALUED STAKEHOLDERS:
I have worn many hats in my life and have taken on many rolesa husband, a
father, a friend, a master griller and a coachjust to name a few. Today, I write
to you as a business leader, knowing perfectly well however, that I am all of
these things.
Likewise, Forest City is many thingsan employer, a team, an organization of
entrepreneurs, a resource for our communities, a visionary of communities to
come, a believer in doing the right thing, a steward of the environment and a
trustee to our shareholders and future generations. It is because we are all of
these things that I want to share with you our eforts in corporate citizenship and
social responsibility.
I personally invite you, our associates, our shareholders, our partners and industry
peers, to read our frst-ever Corporate Social Responsibility report, Built On
Purpose. In developing this report based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
frameworkthe gold standard for sustainability reportingwe are becoming
one of only a handful of North American real estate companies to evaluate our
corporate responsibility performance and set goals for future progress. We
believe in being good corporate citizens, and this belief can be linked to our
business success.
We are proud of this accomplishment and so many of the achievements
highlighted in our inaugural report. Through success stories from our associates
and leaders, readers will learn about some of the important eforts we have had
the privilege of being involved with. For instance, during 2012, more than 1,200
of our associates participated in our enterprise-wide event, Community Day.
We believe in proactive community involvement, driven by the eforts of our
associates, that enhances the vitality of the communities in which we operate
and call home.
Just as important, Built On Purpose demonstrates our commitment to our shared
core values, which are integral to our companys success. You will see how vital
they are to our culture and that when we work to enhance one, it makes all of our
values stronger.
While we have never formally aggregated our values under the corporate social
responsibility umbrella, it has always been essential to our philosophy and success,
and the reporting process pushes us to measure and share the results of these
commitments. As the saying goes, what gets measured gets managed, and we
see tremendous opportunity to demonstrate a return on these investments. Of
course, we will continue to improve upon and change many areas, but thats what
makes us who we are. At Forest City, we stand for citizenship and responsibility,
knowing perfectly well however, that we are much more.
Welcome to Built On Purpose.
Sincerely,

David LaRue
President and Chief Executive Ofcer
During 2012, more than
1,200 of our associates
participated in our
enterprise-wide event,
Community Day.
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Standing on the shoulders of giantsthis is
where we begin and this is the foundation
of our future.
Forest City was founded in 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio, after the Ratner (then
Ratowczer) family immigrated to America from Poland. Through hard work, good
fortune and a strong reputation for honesty and fair dealing, the family business
grew and expanded.
Over the next 90 years, Forest City became a national leader in real estate
investment and development. Today, we carry on the traditional family values
of honest business practices, community involvement and doing the right thing,
the right way, for the right reasons and for the good of the company. There is
no doubt that we will continue to operate our business as responsible
corporate citizens.

Although one family created this business, thousands of families
have made it what it is today. I am extremely proud of all Forest
City associates for living the core values that have guided our
company through hard times and times of success.

Albert Ratner, Co-Chair man Emeritus


O U R C O M PA N Y
C O R P O R AT E S O C I A L R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y

As long as we have been doing
business, we have been doing
business responsibly. This takes
a true commitment from all
of us. As a member of the
Forest City community, this
commitment is understood
and carried out with pride and
determination. This company
was built on a reputation of
trust and authenticity. Corporate
Social Responsibility allows us to
strengthen that reputation.

Jill Ziegler, Manager,


Energy and Sustainability
Importance of CSR
Being a responsible steward is in our
DNAits the way we are built. It is
refected in our associates, projects,
communities, philanthropic ideals and
business dealings. Corporate Social
Responsibility is part of our company
culture and our business modelit is
why we have a seat at the table in our
core markets.
Our sustainable strategy sets us apart
from our competition in many ways:
We revive city centers to their
full potential through large-scale,
complex, urban redevelopment and
historic preservation.
By reusing materials and improving
existing infrastructure, we reduce
environmental impact and maximize
integration within a community.
Forest City has become a
partner-of-choice because our
CSR eforts go hand-in-hand with
a communitys interests.
Our partners know our solid
reputation for community
involvement and environmental
stewardship.
While we know instinctively these
qualities help set us apart, we believe
we have the opportunity to do a better
job of measuring both the tangible and
intangible aspects of CSR. Through
the process of reporting, we have
begun identifying and collecting CSR-
related performance metrics across
the enterprise. This will allow us to
recognize best practices and discover
opportunities for both efciencies and
innovation, which will contribute to
our ongoing success.
Managing & Measuring CSR
Several types of internal meetings and
exercises helped our company identify
our key stakeholders and have resulted
in providing the main topics, material
content, data and measurements
for this report. In addition, these
workshops helped increase our
attention on many strategic,
sustainable and responsible initiatives.
Our exercises included the following:
Stakeholder Mapping During the
workshop, participants identified
Forest Citys key stakeholders and
strived to better understand the
synergies between our stakeholders
priorities.
CSR Workshop Leaders from many
diferent departments and locations
came together to learn more about
the Energy and Sustainability
Departments eforts and the
articulation of sustainability and
stewardship as a company core
value. The workshop resulted in the
development of a strong process to
follow in collecting and managing data
and a baseline for future reporting and
CSR decision-making activities.
Materiality Assessment As a frst-
time reporter, Forest City based its
materiality assessment upon internal
stakeholder engagement only. In
advance of our internal workshop,
participants completed an online
survey which provided a snapshot of
the most signifcant issues for Forest
City and our stakeholders.
2012 FOREST CITY CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY REPORT BUILT ON PURPOSE
Our vision, mission and core values
represent the foundational principles
of our companya place where
family, hard work, partnerships and
collaborative success are respected.
These important elements also refect
our belief that we can create value
for our shareholders, associates,
communities and stakeholders by
operating responsibly.
VISION
Our vision is to become the real
estate leader and partner-of-choice
in creating distinctive places to live,
shop and work.
MISSION
Forest City is a leading owner,
operator and developer of distinctive
and diversifed real estate projects
in select core markets, which create
value for our shareholders, customers
and communities through place
creation, sustainable practices and a
long-term investment perspective.
We operate by developing meaningful
relationships and leveraging our
entrepreneurial capabilities with
creative and talented associates
who embrace our core values.

My father once told me that our reputation was the single most
important factor in our companys success. Today, that is still very
much the truth. Today, our vision, mission and core values reflect
our reputation and guide every business decision we make.

Chuck Ratner, Chair man of the Board


CORE VALUES
Our core values were recently
refined during the strategic
planning processreinforcing a true
commitment to the inextricable
link between values and business
success. As a company, our core
values are the commitments by
which we operate and to which
we hold ourselves accountable.
STRATEGIC DRIVERS
Forest Citys strategic plan fosters
innovation and helps in our business
decision making. It is also a working
document that is referenced during
project development and used
during quarterly reviews. In 2012,
we built our strategy around four
strategic drivers that will enable us
to become the partner-of-choice
in our core markets. Each of our
four strategic drivers supports the
mission, vision and core values at
Forest City Enterprises.
OUR CORE VALUES
OUR STRATEGIC DRIVERS
E C O N O M I C P E R F O R M A N C E I N O U R C O R E M A R K E T S
OUR CORE MARKETS
Corporate Offce
Regional Offce
OUR PRODUCTS
We take pride in each of our
development and management
projects while focusing on our core
productsresidential, ofce, retail and
mixed-use. Through these products,
we strengthen our balance sheet by
maintaining access to diverse capital
sources, monitoring and managing
aggregate development risk and credit
metrics and forming strategic capital
partnerships for operating portfolios
and development opportunities.
CORE MARKETS
The focus we place on our core
markets is purposefulthey are
all urban centers where we have
the ability to concentrate on urban
revitalization, connect local work,
home and shopping space with
existing public transportation
infrastructure and build on local
culture. Our reputation on previous
and current projects earns us our
license to operate, and we strive to
become the partner-of-choice in our
core markets.
As we continue focusing on our core
markets, we are better able to:
Build on expertise in public-
private partnerships through tax
increment fnancing, tax credits
and other fnancial tools
Create distinctive projects with a
sense of place to refect the local
history, values and culture of the
people within our communities
Activate an existing pipeline of
resources
Utilize our competitive advantages
We are focused on our core markets
and on creating vibrant urban
centers that support a sustainable
future. By building up the core,
rather than building out, Forest City
is rebuilding a sustainable urban
landscape.
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ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
Following the real estate market
downturn in 2008, Forest City
repositioned the company for recovery
and growth. Over the past three years,
we have seen 5.2% growth in revenue,
a strong indicator of improvement.
Forest City had total assets in 2012 of
$10.6 billion.
By focusing on our core markets and
with assets in other markets, we are
creating value for the company, our
communities, shareholders, associates,
residents and tenants. We will
continue to move forward, creating
vibrant spaces that embody a shared
vision of the future.

We are committed to creating value for all of our
stakeholders. We set high performance standards and hold
ourselves personally and collectively accountable to meeting
our financial objectives. Everyone in the Forest City family
is prosperous when we do business the right way.

Bob OBrien, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer


TOTAL REVENUES
Total Revenues from Real Estate
Operations (in Millions)
2012 $1,143.69
2011 $1,051.62
2010 $1,078.45
Note: Years from February 1 January 31
st
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O U R P E O P L E . O U R L E A D E R S .
From our planners and designers,
to our architects and executives,
our associates uphold our core
values and support our mission to
be the partner of choice in our core
markets. Our people understand
the importance of Corporate Social
Responsibility and the positive
impact we all can make by being
transparent and acting responsibly.
TALENT MANAGEMENT
In 2012, Forest City implemented
and enhanced its talent management
system, improving our performance
review system and goal-setting
process. Not only will Human
Resources and Management
have access to the system, but
associates will have the ability
to better manage their careers
and assess their own talents.
ASSOCIATE DIVERSITY
Diversity of thought, background
and expertise helps us to be a more
competitive, dynamic and efective
company. We seek to refect the
markets we serve, and while we
have 16% representation of women
in executive management, we
acknowledge our need to identify
additional female and minority talent
for future leadership positions. As
one of our Associate Resource
Groups (ARG), WE LEADWomens
Excellence through Leadership,
Education, Advancement and
Developmentis focused on the
women of Forest City. Through
WE LEAD, our associates gain
opportunities and give back by lending
their perspective to address specifc
organizational issues.
At Forest City, our associates are our most
important asset. They are the driving force
behind our success, especially in Corporate
Social Responsibility.
of all full-time, permanent
associates at Forest City
are women
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Forest City has been practicing CSR for the 25-plus years I have been
on the board. Its the world that has changed, and so now Forest City
is sharing their stories of what they have always been doing.

Scott Cowen, Forest City Board of Directors


We also recognize that by tracking the
composition of our associates, we can
better understand, manage, recruit
and retain a competitive workforce.
As we continue to grow and develop,
we will also continue to embrace our
core value of Diversity and Inclusion
at all levels of our workforce.
ASSOCIATE ENGAGEMENT
Associate engagement is a
fundamental part of our strategic
plan. We use multiple vehicles and
resources to engage associates around
our core values and strategic drivers.
In fact, in April 2012, Forest City
conducted the frst annual enterprise-
wide associate survey. We were
pleased that 60% of our company
responded, with 85% of those
surveyed agreeing that Forest City is a
Forest City is responsible for developing communities. Economic and
workforce development partnerships are one way we do just that. Project
REAP (Real Estate Associate Program), part of a national International
Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) diversity initiative, was designed to raise
the minority communitys awareness of the commercial real estate industry
and provide guidance to people from the community who are interested in
joining companies like Forest City. In 2012, Forest City co-sponsored the frst
Cleveland Project REAP program. Forest City professionals along with other
industry experts taught 26 separate classes over a 12 week period. The
inaugural class of 32 students comprised a diverse group interested in a real
estate career.
good place to work and 82% of those
surveyed indicating they are proud to
tell others they work for Forest City.
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
Developing and maintaining a culture
that embraces our core values and
strengthens our associate talent are
part of Forest Citys strategic plan.
To this end, we have:
Integrated learning content from
Skillsoft and Microsoft to provide
associates an opportunity to
access materials from a general
course library on leadership and
management, human resources
compliance and general business.
Currently, the library includes
more than 100 courses. In 2012,
Forest City associates completed
4,369 courses.
Created an opportunity for
further professional development
through online and in-person
programs. In 2012, 67 associates
took advantage of these programs
completing 775 hours of training.
Hosted an annual conference
to ofer associates Continuing
Professional Education credits
that are required to keep an
accountants CPA license
active. In 2012, a total of
75 accountants received a
total of 944 credit hours.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS
E N E R G Y & S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y AT F O R E S T C I T Y

This is an exciting time for Forest City. After nearly a century, we
are going to share our CSR story. It is a story with many chapters,
virtuous characters, challenging plots with successful and not-so-
successful outcomes and a last page nowhere in sight. The question
for all of us now iswhat are we going to do next? Our strategic
approach to Corporate Social Responsibility is built with purpose,
making anything possible.

Jon Ratner, Vice President, Energy and Sustainability


We institutionalized sustainable
practices at the corporate level
with the creation of our Energy and
Sustainability Department and we
work to reduce the environmental
footprint of our existing portfolio and
new development projects.
ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Buildings remain the largest single
contributors to climate change in the
United States, producing more than
40% of greenhouse gas emissions.
We address climate change by:
enhancing urban centers, which is
the lowest carbon-intensive type
of development,
improving the efciency of our
properties and
educating our employees, tenants
and those impacted by our actions.
Since 2007, we have tracked
our energy use at the property
level through a utility monitoring
and management system called
EnergyCAP. Implementing this system
has allowed us to better manage
energy usage and better calculate
energy savings. In 2011, the Energy and
Sustainability Department developed
a savings tracker to monitor our
energy efciency and renewable
energy projects. Since instituting this
tool, we have tracked more than $6
million in savings.
In 2010, Forest City initiated a facilities improvement program that focused
on HVAC, lighting and mechanical system building retrofts to generate
a high return per capital investment. With lighting consuming 20-30% of
energy in most buildings, Forest City audited the 50 buildings where the
energy spend was highest to uncover any opportunities to do better. During
this process, we identifed $8 million worth of lighting retroft projects.
Forest City invested a total of $979,683 in lighting retrofts in 2010 and
2011. The lighting retroft program proceeded with installations in 2012
and will continue through 2015. In 2012, 26 projects were designed and
completed, resulting in an anticipated cost savings of $225,464 and a 23%
return on investment within the frst two years.
CORPORATE LAMP RETROFIT PROGRAM
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COMPARABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO
ENERGY USAGE
COMPARABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO
GHG EMISSIONS (METRIC TONS)
Energy Consumption
Electric
(kWh)
437,606,444
450,562,679
Natural Gas
(DKTHM)
706,748
777,687
Steam
(MLB)
45,509
52,584
Actual 2012 Actual 2011
GHG Emissions
Electric
(t)
308,753
317,894
Natural Gas
(t)
37,500
41,264
Steam
(t)
42,031
48,564
TOTAL
388,284
407,723
Actual 2012 Actual 2011
Note: Our comparable energy portfolio includes facilities where we have maintained energy data for two consecutive years.
We track energy use by billable square footage to determine building energy intensity.
ADAPTIVE REUSE, BROWNFIELD,
HISTORIC PRESERVATION
As part of our mission, we are
able to reimagine and repurpose
neglected properties to preserve
the culture and history of a place.
Our adaptive reuse, brownfeld and
historic preservation projects allow
communities to transform declining
neighborhoods into vibrant activity
centers. These projects are inherently
sustainable in their development,
design and management. We reuse
available building materials on site
to preserve the historic value of a
space, to enhance the cultural value
of a neighborhood, and to reduce our
carbon emissions by minimizing the
use of new construction materials.
We hire locally and make an efort to
purchase from local suppliers, thus
enhancing the local economy during
the course of redevelopment.
LEED BUILDINGS
Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED)
is the premier standard for
evaluating sustainable building
design and construction. Forest
City builds to LEED standards with
over 50 buildings and projects
LEED certified or targeting LEED
certification, approximately 23% of
our total portfolio (value based on
cost at pro-rata).
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Forest City is able to address
some of its communities most
pressing environmental challenges
by developing, owning and hosting
renewable energy facilities. When
possible, we look to produce
renewable energy on our properties,
thereby reducing our environmental
footprint, providing a stable power
source and securing long-term
utility pricing for our properties and
communities.
We have seven established solar
and biomass projects in Ohio,
Hawaii and New York.
Energy
Intensity
0.112
0.118
Energy Cost
$58,267,419
$60,801,220
*
Actual 2012 Actual 2011
Note: Our comparable energy portfolio includes facilities where we have maintained energy data for two
consecutive years. We track energy use by billable square footage to determine building energy intensity.
E N E R G Y & S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y AT F O R E S T C I T Y
ENERGY IMPACTS: INTENSITY & COST
million in energy
savings since 2011
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Our operating renewable energy
installations produce a total of 6.2
megawatts of energy annually.
In 2012, Forest City became one of
Hawaiis largest solar developers
and owners with installation of the
Pearl City Peninsula solar energy
facility. We installed 4,300 solar
panels that are generating 1.2
MW of electricity on fve acres of
a brownfeld site. This is enough
electricity to power nearly 600
homes.
WATER MANAGEMENT
We implement water conservation
measures as part of property
improvements within our existing real
estate portfolio. New development
projects follow LEED certifcation
standards and realize a minimum of
20% water efciency over standard
systems. As we move forward, we are
commited to implementing better
water tracking systems.
WASTE & RECYCLING
Waste increases our costs, reduces
funds from our operations and
contributes to stress on natural
resources. During construction, we
work to minimize waste and require our
contractors to use best practices for
minimizing Construction and Demolition
(C&D) waste. With renovation projects,
we re-use as much of the existing
structure as possible to minimize waste
and the need for new materials.
For our operating properties, we
work with local vendors and municipal
operators to provide recycling and,
in some cases, composting facilities.
Currently, we track waste and recycling
for our retail projects only.
WASTE & WASTE DIVERSION
Total Waste
19,083.80
21,376.80
19,039.10
Waste
Diversion
3,492.10
3,789.40
3,146.70
Percentage
Recycled
Waste
18.30%
17.73%
16.53%
TOTAL
*
2012 2011 2010
Note: Our waste data only includes properties where we manage and track waste on a year-over-year basis.
*Waste and recycling data is currently only tracked for our retail properties.
*In 2012, three properties were sold and their data is not included.
O U R C O M M I T M E N T T O O U R C O M M U N I T I E S

We support and promote both corporate and individual civic
involvement in our communities through our investment of
capital, spirit and personal effort for the benefit of the residents
and our associates. We give back to all of the communities where
we live and work. Community service is core to our culture.

Linda Kane, Senior Vice President, Treasurer


Forest City has a legacy of community
involvement in and contributions
to our core markets and local
communities. We demonstrate
this commitment through our
contributions, responsible real estate
development, a focus on urban centers
and urban revitalization, attention
to adaptive reuse and brownfeld
projects, associate and corporate
volunteerism, afordable housing,
local partnerships and thoughtful
community investments.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
& INVESTMENT
Community involvement is a core
value at Forest City and we take this
value to heart as an organization
and as individuals. Our company is
inherently linked with our communities
in a shared future, so we invest
philanthropically and responsibly in
them. As an enterprise, we engage
with local groups during project
development, and each year our
associates contribute their time and
treasure to the communities where
we live and work. We see returns for
our involvement in our social license
to operate, acceptance within our core
market areas, and in the popularity and
leasing of our development projects.
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR 2012
PHILANTHROPIC CONTRIBUTIONS
Eight percent of all charitable
contributions go to multicultural
organizations.
Forest City associates donated
their time, talent and treasure
to help their colleagues,
neighborhoods and cities fght
back from the devastation of
Super Storm Sandy. Corporate-
wide, cash and goods donations
totaled nearly $190,000.
Forest City is an active contributor
to the United Way. Last years
United Way campaign collected
close to $1 million, including
contributions totaling $634,500
from 647 associates.
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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
& MARKET LEADERSHIP
Forest City is a leader in the real
estate industry and a leader in
community development. As part of
our commitment to the communities
we serve, Forest City participates
actively in local and national industry
organizations and community
development organizations, such as
the International Council of Shopping
Centers, the Urban Land Institute,
the National Association of Real Estate
Investment Trusts, the Institute of Real
Estate Management, the U.S. Green
Building Council, the Real Estate
Roundtable and the National Multi
Housing Council.
TOTAL PHILANTHROPIC GIVING
Key Contribution
Area
Donation
Health & Welfare 38.6%
Education 20.9%
Culture & Arts 19.9%
Economic
Development
12.4%
Civic 7.9%
Other 0.3%
One of our largest and most successful commitments is Forest Citys
Community Day, an annual enterprise-wide project that began in
2004. Last May, more than 1,200 Forest City associates, representing
45.5% of all associates nationwide, participated in Community Day.
More than 90 Forest City locations collaborated with more than 60
agencies and charitable organizations to provide critically needed
services. We encourage associate participation by offering a paid day
to volunteer. In 2012, that added up to 7,410 hours of community
service in just one day.
of all charitable
contributions go
to multicultural
organizations
COMMUNITY DAY
O U R P R O P E R T I E S
At Forest City, our properties are our
calling card. We are proud to highlight
three of our strategically designed and
responsibly built mixed-use projects and
their accomplishments. Each project is in
a different stage of development, and our
goals and achievements refect only some
of our many successes to date.
STAPLETON, A SUSTAINABLE
COMMUNITY
Stapleton is a sustainable mixed-
use and adaptive reuse project that
combines a residential community,
one of the largest urban infll projects
in the United States, ofces, shopping
districts, schools and parks. The
community includes over 4,700
homes, more than 2 million square
feet of retail, an 80-acre central park,
and hundreds of miles of trails and
bike paths to promote healthy and
active living. Stapleton was designed
with a purpose and for a purpose.
ATLANTIC YARDS LAND USE
DEVELOPMENT & CIVIC PROJECT
The $4.9-billion Atlantic Yards project
is one of the most important public/
private development initiatives in New
York City today. This groundbreaking
27-acre, mixed-use project will create
a vibrant, sustainable 24/7 destination
featuring a new home for the Brooklyn
Nets, ofce space, housing, open
space and substantial community
benefts. Situated in the heart of
downtown Brooklyn, the project will
span more than seven city blocks. To
help meet the Citys need for housing,
Atlantic Yards will create more than
6,400 mixed-income residential
units; 2,250 of the rental units will
be designated for low- and middle-
income families. The plan also includes
247,000 square feet of retail and eight
acres of public open space.
THE YARDS RETAIL & MIXED-USE
RIVER FRONT DEVELOPMENT
The Yards, located on the Anacostia
River within the District of Columbia, is
a perfect example of corporate social
responsibility at work. As mixed-use
space, this beautiful adaptive reuse
project replaces unused space in the
city and contributes to the sustainable
urban development in our nations
capital. The site is roughly 42 acres
and at full build out will incorporate 5.5
million square feet of development in
new residential units, 400,000 square
feet of retail space, 1.8 million square
feet of ofce space and a 5.5 acre
riverfront park. The Yards addresses
social, economic and environmental
concerns and embodies corporate
social responsibility and responsible
development.
GOAL SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Stapleton The Yards Atlantic Yards
Use responsible
development
practices.
Brownfeld project. Reused six million
tons of crushed concrete to create
Staplestone throughout the development
and as road base throughout Colorado.
Adaptive reuse project.
Use Low Impact Development tree pits and
permeable sidewalk grouting construction to
irrigate the projects streetscape.
Adaptive reuse and brownfeld project.
LEED ND certifed.
Maintain and
develop the culture
of a community.
Construction and management of four public
pools; Central Park, Denvers 3rd largest park
opened in 2007; fve additional wildlife parks;
a dog park; large public recreation center.
In 2012, 30% of Stapletons new home sales
came from current residents, those moving to
higher priced homes or residents downsizing as
they transition to new life cycles.
The Yards Park is a 5.5-acre riverfront park;
multiple programmable spaces which host
dozens of festivals, concerts and special
events on a seasonal basis.
Forest City signed a historic, legally binding
Community Benefts Agreement to ensure
signifcant, on-going participation in the
project by community stakeholders.
Nearly a quarter of Atlantic Yards contracts
have been awarded to minority- and women-
owned businesses.
Encourage use
of public transit,
biking and
walking.
Stapleton currently has 15 RTD bus routes
and 25 miles of walking and biking paths.
Developed close to public transportation and
includes sidewalks to promote healthy living
and sustainable lifestyles.
The property is next to the citys major mass
transportation hub. There are plans for
expansion and upgrade to MTA/Long Island
Rail Roads (LIRR) Vanderbilt Yard and new
transit connections.
Use a sustainable
building design.
All homes in Stapleton meet or exceed
ENERGY STAR standards.
Stapleton won the New Town Builders,
Green Builder Magazine 2012 Home of
the Year award for Best Production House.
The Yards development has received
LEED Gold certifcation for Neighborhood
Development for sustainable development
practices.
All of the buildings in Atlantic Yards,
including the arena, will endeavor to
achieve LEED certifcation with a goal
of LEED Silver.
Contribute to the
local economy.
Includes over 4,700 homes and more than
2 million square feet of retail. Stapleton is now
the 9th fastest selling planned development
in the United States.
The Yards features groundbreaking social
inclusion initiatives, including Building 74,
which serves as a small business and workforce
development incubator, and the Pilot Mentor/
Protg Program, which increases employment
of local residents and helps construction
industry entrepreneurs prepare for business
expansion.
Atlantic Yards will generate over $5.6 billion
in new tax revenues over the next 30 years.
The project will also create 15,000 union
construction jobs, up to 6,400 permanent
offce jobs, as well as arena, retail and
residential jobs.
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Forest City Enterprises
Corporate Headquarters
1100 Terminal Tower
50 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113-2203

My family immigrated to the United States in 1920, and we have
personally seen the great things that are possible when people of
different backgrounds, experiences and ethnicities work together for
the greater good. We are working every day to build a more inclusive
culture. Its the right thing to do for our souls, and its the right thing
to do for our business.

Chuck Ratner, Chair man of the Board


For more information on Forest Citys Corporate Social Responsibility eforts,
please contact the Energy and Sustainability department at CSR@forestcity.net.