Award for Extraordinary Service, Burton P. Resnick
Award for Extraordinary Service
Burton P. Resnick
Burton P. Resnick and the Hebrew Home at Riverdale have been partners and friends for 50 years. Burt’s half-century as a Trustee of the Hebrew Home is unprecedented. His deep commitment to the advancement of the Hebrew Home has matched his keen acumen in ensuring our continual growth and development.
As a Trustee, Burt has held a host of leadership positions including Chair of the Building Committee and the Nominating Committee. As Chair of the Building Committee, he has been indispensable in the capital improvements and homes, buildings and neighborhoods in which our residents live and learn. Every detail, from design to development, bears Burt’s imprint: his vast knowledge, attention to detail and devoted leadership. His dedication and wise counsel are evident in every small and large renovation we have made at the Home in the past 50 years including commemorating, in posterity, the legacy of his parents, Pearl and Jack. Our Pearl and Jack Resnick Pavilion houses our nationally renowned short and long term Rehabilitation Center, our compassionate and skilled nursing home neighborhoods and is the headquarters for our nationally celebrated Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Justice.
Burt is synonymous with the Hebrew Home. His standard of excellence has been our compass. His impact, incalculable.
It is with enormous respect, gratitude, friendship and affection that we honor Burt with the Award for Extraordinary Service.
Burton P. Resnick is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc., with which he has been associated since 1956. The company was founded in 1928 by his late father, Jack Resnick. Burt’s son, Jonathan, serves as President.
Jack Resnick & Sons has been in the forefront of real estate development, ownership and management in New York City for 90 years. The firm’s holdings are comprised of a long list of important residential and commercial office buildings. In office space alone, the firm controls and operates in excess of five million square feet of Class-A real estate in prime locations in New York City. Some of the more prominent of the Resnick commercial buildings include One Seaport Plaza (199 Water Street), 52 Broadway, 255 Greenwich Street, 315 Hudson Street, and 110 East 59 Street, where the firm maintains its headquarters.
The firm also owns a 400,000 square foot office building in the South of Market district in San Francisco.
Mr. Resnick is Chairman Emeritus of the Real Estate Board of New York, Inc. and is actively involved with many philanthropic organizations. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Overseers of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a member of the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences, an Honorary Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, a member of the New York Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. Mr. Resnick is a past Campaign Chairman of the UJA-Federation, New York and has served as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. He is Co-Chairman Emeritus of the Real Estate Council of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a Trustee and Vice Chairman of Carnegie Hall. He has served as National Campaign Chairman of State of Israel Bonds and is presently Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Development Corporation for Israel/State of Israel Bonds.
Mr. Resnick received his B.A. degree, with a major in Philosophy, from the University of Chicago in 1956.