Join us for our Annual Real Estate Celebration this spring.  We’ll honor John Usdan with the Jack D. Weiler Award; Joe Koicim with the Larry A. Silverstein REX Award; and Larry A. Silverstein with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

This is your opportunity to pay tribute to three titans of industry who demonstrate powerful philanthropic commitment to UJA, and to recognize the incredible impact UJA is having in the face of crises like rising antisemitism, increased hunger and poverty, and war in Ukraine.

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Honoree Portrait

John Usdan

CEO, Midwood Management

Jack D. Weiler Award 

John has dedicated the past 42 years to growing Midwood, a company founded by his grandfather in 1925. Over that time, Midwood has expanded its portfolio to 130 properties in nine states. Further, he built a fully integrated investment and development platform to acquire, operate, reposition, and develop new and existing assets.

John’s philanthropic interests are primarily in education and the arts. John is trustee emeritus of Wesleyan University, past chair of Wesleyan’s Capital Campaign, past chair of its Finance Committee and was previously chair of the Board of Brandeis International Business School. John is currently a trustee...

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Honoree Portrait

Joe Koicim

Senior Managing Director, New York Multifamily at Marcus and Millichap

Larry A. Silverstein REX Award 

Joe Koicim is a top-producing investment sales broker in the Manhattan office of Marcus & Millichap. As a senior managing director of Marcus & Millichap’s National Multi Housing Group, Joe specializes in the sale of multifamily and mixed-use assets, with a specific focus on bringing new capital and investment into both established and emerging New York City submarkets.

Joe leads the New York Multifamily group, facilitating investment sales transactions throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Joe and his team sell over one hundred buildings per year, and he has personally been responsible for over five...

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Larry A. Silverstein

Chairman, Silverstein Properties

Lifetime Achievement Award

Larry A. Silverstein is the chairman of Silverstein Properties, Inc., a Manhattan-based real estate development and investment firm that has developed, owned, and managed 40 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. The firm currently has $10 billion worth of development activity underway and has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in New York City” by Crain’s New York Business for eight years in a row.

In July 2001, Mr. Silverstein completed the largest real estate transaction in New York history when he signed a 99-year lease on the 10.6 million square feet World Trade Center...

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Simon Ziff
Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group

Journal Information

Commemorative Journal Close Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023

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