UJA-Federation of New York’s Real Estate & Allied Trades Division honored Burton P. Resnick, chairman and chief executive officer of Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc., with the Jack D. Weiler Award at its annual Real Estate Luncheon on May 13, 2013, at Cipriani 42nd Street, in New York City.
UJA-Federation created the Jack D. Weiler Award in homage to a beloved founder and much-revered leader. Presented annually, the award recognizes those members of the real estate community who demonstrate outstanding professional achievement and an intense commitment to Jewish philanthropy.
Burton P. Resnick is chairman and chief executive officer of Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc., a company his late father Jack founded in 1928.
Mr. Resnick and his company focus on real estate development, construction, ownership, and management in New York. A widely regarded leader in New York’s real estate and construction industry, he is chairman emeritus of the Real Estate Board of New York, and is active within many philanthropic organizations. Resnick has been involved with UJA-Federation for more than four decades. He is currently a member of its Real Estate Executive Committee and is a former campaign chairman. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago.
The event, featuring guest speakers Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Charles Schumer, attracted more than 600 real estate professionals. Among those honoring Burton P. Resnick were UJA-Federation’s Real Estate Division chair Lloyd Goldman and vice chairs Richard S. Lane and Andrew J. Singer, Real Estate Luncheon event chairs Jonathan L. Mechanic and Rob Speyer, and industry leaders such as Larry A. Silverstein, William Rudin, William L. Mack, and Leonard A. Wilf.
This year, the Real Estate & Allied Trades Division raised more than $15 million for UJA-Federation’s annual campaign to sustain a network of nearly 100 health, human-service, educational, and community-building agencies that touch the lives of more than 4 million people annually.