John Usdan, Board Member
For the past 35 years, Usdan has grown the company his grandfather started in 1925, and built an integrated management, investment, and development platform. He has expanded Midwood Investment and Development’s portfolio to more than 125 retail, residential, and office properties in nine states and the District of Columbia. Beyond Midwood, his philanthropic interests are primarily focused on education and the arts. He is currently a trustee of The Brooklyn Academy of the Arts, board president of the Usdan Center, board president at Bronx House, and a member of the corporate board of Merchants National Properties. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Wesleyan University and past chair of Wesleyan’s Capital Campaign, and he was chair of the Brandeis International Business School.