ALEXANDER DURST - Principal and Chief Development Officer

As Chief Development Officer of The Durst Organization, Alexander oversees acquisition, design, and construction of new projects. Additionally, Alexander oversees the company’s corporate venture arm, Durst Ventures.

Alexander began his career at The Durst Organization in 2005 working in building operations, and then moved on to manage the company’s portfolio of residential properties. In 2012, he oversaw the restoration of seven buildings that were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy on Front Street in Lower Manhattan.

Working closely with the Durst Executive Team, Alexander worked on the entitlement, design, and construction of VIA 57 WEST, a 709 rental residence, EŌS, a 500,000-square-foot mixed-use project that includes retail, commercial space, and rental apartments as well as 10 Halletts Point in Astoria, Queens. Alexander directed and oversaw the acquisition and development of Sven, a 958 rental residence in Long Island City.

Alexander holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College and a Master of Science in Geology and Earth Sciences from Montana State University. Alexander is a governor appointed Commissioner of the New York City Region of New York State Parks.