John Usdan

CEO; Midwood Investment & Development

For the past 35 years, John has grown the company his grandfather started in 1925 and built an integrated management, investment and development platform. He has expanded Midwood’s portfolio to over 140 retail, residential and office properties in 9 states and the District of Columbia. Beyond Midwood, John’s philanthropic interests are primarily focused in education and the arts.

John is a Trustee Emeritus of Wesleyan University, past chair of Wesleyan’s Capital Campaign and was previously Chair of the Brandeis International Business School. John is currently a Trustee of The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Board President of the Usdan Center, Board member of UJA-Federation (and member of the Audit Committee), Board member of the Hastings Center, past Board President at Bronx House, and on the corporate board of Merchants National Properties.

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