Jonathan (Jody) Durst is the President and a member of the third generation to lead The Durst Organization.

In 2001, Jody became President of The Durst Organization. Under the leadership of Jody and his cousin, Douglas, the company’s commercial and residential portfolio grew significantly with groundbreaking new developments. The company led the revitalization of Times Square with the development of One Five One West 42nd Street and of Lower Manhattan with the joint venture development of One World Trade Center. The company also oversaw the development of the nation’s first LEED Platinum high-rise office tower, The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park.

Jody started his career with Durst in 1984 in the Construction Department. He then moved on to direct the operations of the commercial portfolio and supervise new construction projects in Midtown Manhattan. He also directed the investigation and application of energy-efficient and environmentally responsible technologies. Before joining Durst, Jody worked as an Engine Performance Engineer for the Chrysler Corporation and as a Research and Development Engineer for FMC.

Jody holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University.