NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed Mr. Jan Burman, president of The Engel Burman Group, and the current president of the Association for a Better Long Island, to the board of The United Nations Development Corporation, a New York State public benefit corporation that assists the United Nations community with various real estate needs in Manhattan.
Mr. Burman has long been an advocate of leveraging progressive real estate development for the purpose of growing jobs and creating new investment in communities throughout the region. While based in Garden City, Long Island, his firm has properties across the length of the eastern seaboard where they have specialized in repurposing buildings through pioneering advances in design and development.
The UNDC's mission includes providing office space and other facilities that help meet the administrative needs in Manhattan. In addition, the UNDC drafts studies and prepares analysis so that future needs of the United Nations in New York can be anticipated and met.
"I am honored to be appointed by the Governor to a board whose purpose is to ensure that the United Nations remains a potent economic force in New York, one that generates local jobs and additional investment. It has been estimated that the UN's presence adds billions of dollars annually to our economy, an achievement that should not just be sustained but strengthened," observed Burman.
In addition to his ABLI presidency, Mr. Burman is perhaps best known for his leadership role in creating the Bristal Assisted Living Communities, an extraordinary reinvention of assisted living that now provides an unmatched standard of excellence in caring for a growing retiree population in the New York metropolitan area. Today, there are 1500 units in eleven communities.
Mr. Burman began his career as a certified public accountant working in the tax and audit departments of Touche Ross & Co. His ongoing leadership of the Association for a Better Long Island, a property-owners trade group which represents over $20 billion of industrial, commercial, retail and residential properties in the Long Island metropolitan area, has made it a dynamic and respected force in the real estate industry. He is a former recipient of the Developer of the Year Award from the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island, a current member of the board of the Community Development Corporation of L.I. and serves on the Board of the Nassau County Police Foundation.
SOURCE Association for a Better Long Island