2020 Roundtable

Institute’s Director Elected Vice-Chair of Executive Board of USGBC

Jack S. Nyman, Director of the Newman Real Estate Institute, has been elected Vice Chair of the Executive Board of the U.S. Green Building Council - New York. One of the most dynamic chapters in the nation, it has enjoyed tremendous recent growth. Among its many initiatives are projects that help further New York City’s implementation of the long-term sustainability goals established in plaNYC 2030.

Among USGBC-NY board committees that Nyman serves on are the Executive Committee, Budget & Finance, Development, Education, and Governance.

Nyman was invited to join the board in 2008, as a consequence of his extensive real estate experience and service on other prominent boards, and of the sustainability initiatives that the Newman Institute is undertaking. He holds graduate degrees in Architecture, with a concentration in building science, and an advanced Masters in Real Estate Development, with a finance concentration. Under a Harvard Fellowship he studied planning, zoning, and environmental law and policy, and he authored numerous Harvard case studies on real estate and management issues. Earlier in his career he established companies that controlled extensive portfolios of residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, American Planning Association, The Municipal Art Society, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, New York Building Congress, Urban Land Institute, Real Estate Board of New York, and the International Facility Management Association.

Nyman also serves on the board of CUNY’s Institute for Urban Systems and on CUNY’s and Baruch’s Sustainability Task Forces.