In Memoriam: Cesar J. Chekijian, 75
Managed Corporate Real Estate Function for Chase
Cesar J. Chekijian, MCR, who managed corporate real estate for Manufacturers Hanover, Chemical and Chase, died on November 11, 2021. He was 75 and had lived in Livingston, NJ.
A graduate of the Armenian United School in Baghdad, Iraq, Chekijian earned a B.Sc. in Engineering from King's College, London, in 1969.
Before joining MHT in 1982, he served as director of corporate real estate for Tenneco and then for Pfizer. From 1991 to December 2002, he served as President and CEO of COREQ, Inc., a subsidiary of J.P.Morgan Chase & Co that holds all investment properties to trade or asset manage for income/profit on a global basis, with over 10 million square feet of office building portfolio, with $5 billion valuation, along with high profile retail centers in financial districts in major capitals around the world.
Chekijian was subsequently chair of Coreserve for 19 years and, most recently, non-executive chair of Mobile Holding Properties of Atlanta.
He was active as a volunteer and advisor to non-profits addressing economic empowerment and the Armenian community in the New York area.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, and children.