ALEXANDER DURST - Principal and Chief Development Officer

Alexander Durst is the Chief Development Officer and a Principal of The Durst Organization. He leads the acquisition, design, and construction of large-scale projects and the integration of those projects into the operations of the company. Additionally, Alexander oversees Durst Ventures, the company’s strategic investment portfolio dedicated to innovative solutions for building and operating properties more efficiently.

Alexander has directed the construction and entitlement of iconic mixed-use properties, including VIA 57 WEST, EŌS, and Sven. He has also supervised the acquisition of more than $400 million of development sites, including Halletts Point in Astoria and 1800 Park Avenue in Manhattan.

Alexander joined Durst in 2006, managing the company’s Brownfield Program. In 2012, he oversaw the award-winning restoration of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan that were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Alexander is a Governor-appointed Commissioner for the New York City Region of New York State Parks and serves on the Real Estate Board of New York’s Board of Governors.

Alexander has degrees in Geology and Earth Sciences from Colorado College and Montana State University.