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

Over 400 Industry Leaders Will Gather at the Mandarin Oriental New York on June 12 to Recognize a Lifetime of Industry Achievement


NEW YORK, June 7, 2017 – The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate will honor 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.

The event will take place on Monday, June 12, at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, located at 80 Columbus Circle, with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.

For media inquiries, please contact Cheryl Feliciano at cheryl.feliciano@nyu.edu or Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu. For inquiries on sponsorship opportunities, contact Sonal Pande at sonal.pande@nyu.edu or call 212-998-6961.

For more information regarding the event, please visit sps.nyu.edu/urbanleadership.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate
The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate was founded in 1967 at the initiative of prominent members of the New York City real estate community, who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that would provide a world-class education for industry professionals. Nearly 50 years later, the Schack Institute is at the forefront of real estate education and is recognized globally as one of the world’s leading centers of real estate research and pedagogy. Across the Institute’s graduate degree programs—notably the MS in Real Estate, the MS in Construction Management, and the MS in Real Estate Development—as well as a rapidly expanding undergraduate degree program, enrollment has grown to nearly 1,000 full- and part-time students from across the United States and nearly 50 other countries. In addition to its flagship degree programs, thousands of working professionals enroll in the Schack Institute’s executive education, Diploma, and Career Advancement courses each year.

An anchor of real estate academia’s engagement with industry, the Institute is home to the REIT Center, the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE), and the newly established Urban Lab. In addition, the Institute hosts national industry events, including annual conferences on real estate capital markets and the REIT sector. Under the direction of the Schack Institute’s faculty members, ongoing applied research at the Institute spans an exceptional range of issues in real estate development and investment, urban economics, and market structure and regulation. For more information about the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, visit sps.nyu.edu/schack.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School’s community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.