Jan Burman, President

Since 1978, Jan Burman has brought a unique style and personal sensitivity to the business of real estate development. He has an insight for spotting hidden opportunities that lesser-trained eyes overlook. This adds up to consistent results: value for partners, adaptive reuse of underutilized properties and outstanding developments and portfolios for tenants and buyers. Among his successes:

  • The purchase, development or redevelopment of over 10 million sq. ft. of industrial and office properties.
  • The conception and development of LI’s largest modular “golden age” community to date, The Meadows.
  • Co-founder, developer and operator of The Bristal, a growing family of prestigious Assisted Living communities located throughout Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey.
  • The purchase of the 500 acre Grumman / US Navy aircraft manufacturing plant in Calverton, Suffolk County, Long Island, entitled for 3 million sq. ft. of industrial building.
  • The entitlement of over 3,000 homes on Long Island and in Queens.

Jan, also a CPA, is the founder and current president of ABLI, the Association for a Better Long Island, which is a developers’ lobby, promoting a deliberate agenda that will protect the region’s economic future and enhance the quality of life of every Long Islander. EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award WinnerIts members collectively comprise $15 billion worth of real property and investment in the Long Island region. Jan was honored as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year for 2014 in the New York Family Business category. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the United Nations Development Corp. by Governor Andrew Cuomo and currently serves on the St. Francis Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. In addition to these many honors and accomplishments, Mr. Burman is a Long Island Business News 2015 Fall of Fame inductee.

He is also a former member of the Corporate Advisory Council for the School of Management at Syracuse University, from where he received his MBA. He is on the Board of the Community Development Corporation of Long Island and he is also on the Advisory Board of the Nassau County Police Department Foundation. In 2001, he was named The News Review Business Person of the Year and the Long Island Business Review Developer of the Year. He was also honored in October 2003 by the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation and in 2002 by the Jewish National Fund. And, in April of 2008, The National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education on Long Island founded “The Renee and Jan Burman Chabad Center for the Arts” at Congregation Beth Shalom in Mineola.