Chief Financial Officer
Robbin Orbison joined Silverstein Properties in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer, a role in which she oversees the accounting and information technology departments that support the company's development and operations activity.
Ms. Orbison's most recent industry experience comes from seven years as Senior Vice President for Development Accounting at The Related Companies, where she built an accounting and IT infrastructure through a growth period and handled such complex developments as Time Warner Center, City Place in West Palm Beach, and World Market Center in Las Vegas. Other types of projects handled include big box retail, hotel, condominiums, and multifamily rentals (market, affordable, and 80/20).
Prior to joining Related, Ms. Orbison was a Division Controller for Trammell Crow Residential, handling accounting and finance for land development projects in the Mid-Atlantic States. The role included significant work with and later consulting for Marubeni Corporation, a major Trammel Crow partner in a large project in Virginia known as River Oaks.
Early in her career she went to work for a strip mall developer and restaurateur in Philadelphia, where she is originally from. After moving to Boston in the early 80's to pursue an MBA at Simmons College (graduated 1987), she became an executive in a mass appraisal company based in the Northeast, where her most significant accomplishment was the management of a data collection/database implementation project in the District of Columbia. As an offshoot to the extensive public appearances required by this project, she later spent some time as associate producer and sometimes co-host of public affairs radio programming on WTEM-AM in the DC area.
Ms. Orbison was an evening accounting instructor at Katharine Gibbs School in Boston, and is currently on the faculty of New York University's Schack Real Estate Institute, where she teaches Real Estate Project Accounting and Real Estate Financial Analysis. She has is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). She resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband.