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ULI NY Chairman Marty Burger is Honored with the Urban Leadership Award

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NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate Honors Silverstein Properties CEO Marty Burger at the 46th Annual Urban Leadership Award Dinner.

The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate honored ULI New York’s Chairman Marty Burger, chief executive officer of Silverstein Properties and member of the NYUSPS Schack Advisory Board, at its 46th Annual Urban Leadership Award Dinner on Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Mandarin Oriental, New York.

The highest honor conferred by the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, the Urban Leadership Award was created in 1971 to recognize professional leaders who have contributed significantly to the growth and prestige of the real estate sector. Each year, hundreds of prominent industry professionals and VIPs attend the Urban Leadership Award Dinner, the Schack Institute’s largest fundraising event. Proceeds from the dinner support critically important scholarship and financial aid programs at the Schack Institute, as well as a range of special initiatives.

“Through his extraordinary leadership at some of the real estate industry’s most visible firms, Marty has made an indelible mark on the profession, spearheading projects that are shaping the skyline for the next generation of New Yorkers. His service to the industry extends well beyond the boardroom, as a member of the Advisory Board of the Schack Institute of Real Estate, in governance roles at the industry’s leading associations, and through his philanthropic work,” said Sam Chandan, Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development and Investment, and associate dean of the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate. “We are delighted to recognize his achievements with the Urban Leadership Award.”

As chief executive officer of Silverstein Properties, Burger leads the company’s day-to-day activities, as well as its acquisition, development, and financing efforts in the United States and abroad. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of Artisan Real Estate Ventures, a company he founded in 2006. Prior to Artisan, he spent 15 years cumulatively at Related, including serving as president of Related Las Vegas and executive vice president of The Related Companies.

From 1994 to 1997, Burger was a vice president at The Blackstone Group, working on acquisitions for its first three real estate opportunity funds. From 1993 to 1994, he worked for Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Real Estate funds, also on the acquisition side. Prior to that, Burger spent five years at The Related Companies where he was a vice president of development and acquisitions.

Burger earned a BS in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a trustee and a governor of the Urban Land Institute, a member of the Executive Committee of the Americas, a former chairman of the Urban Development Mixed-Use Council nationally, and current chairman of the New York District Council. He is on the Executive Committee of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an advisory board member of the Center for Real Estate and Finance at Cornell University, and a member of the advisory board of the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate. He is an active member of the Real Estate Roundtable in Washington, DC, and is on the Directors’ Advisory Council and the New York City Mortgage Committee of the M&T Bank.

Burger is involved with Habitat for Humanity in Westchester with his sons, helping to create quality housing for those in need. He is a board member of The Catalog for Giving, a charitable organization providing funds to multiple programs benefitting underprivileged, inner-city children. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Battery Conservancy. In addition, he helps oversee the activities of the Downtown Division of the UJA Federation.

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