Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties
Marty Burger is Chief Executive Officer of Silverstein Properties, Inc. He leads the company’s day to day activities, and focuses on its acquisition, development and financing efforts in the United States and abroad.
Prior to joining Silverstein, Mr. Burger was President and Chief Executive Officer of Artisan Real Estate Ventures, a company he founded in 2006. As head of Artisan Real Estate Ventures, he oversaw the acquisition and management of about 2,000 residential rental units around the Las Vegas valley. His firm also provided brokerage, marketing and management services to high-rise and mid-rise condominium development projects.
Prior to Artisan, Mr. Burger spent 15 years at Related, including serving as President of Related Las Vegas and Executive Vice President of The Related Companies, L.P. He was also a Principal and Chief Investment Officer for Related Urban Development (mixed use division), Related Lodging Group (hotel division) and Related Experiences (sponsorship division).
Mr. Burger opened Related’s office in Washington, D.C. in 2003, and a year later, opened the Related Las Vegas office. As President of Related Las Vegas, he led all of the company’s efforts in the City of Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Related Urban Development, Mr. Burger was responsible for the structuring and financing for all of its projects involving more than $4 billion in public and private debt and joint venture equity transactions. He completed the equity joint venture and all of the debt financing for its CityPlace project in West Palm Beach, Florida, as well as the bond financing for all of the public improvements in the project. In New York, he led the team that structured and closed $1.8 billion of debt and equity for the 2.8-million-square-foot Time Warner Center project. Mr. Burger subsequently helped orchestrate the successful refinancing of over $2 billion of debt and equity for the project.
From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Burger was a Vice President at The Blackstone Group working on acquisitions for its first three real estate opportunity funds. From 1993 to 1994, he worked for Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Real Estate funds, also on the acquisition side. Prior to that, Mr. Burger spent five years at The Related Companies where he was a Vice President of Development and Acquisitions.
Mr. Burger received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Trustee and a Governor of the Urban Land Institute, and is Chairman of his Urban Development Mixed-Use Council nationally. Mr. Burger is on the Executive Committee of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and is an active member of the Real Estate Roundtable in Washington, DC. In addition, Mr. Burger is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Battery Conservancy.
Mr. Burger is involved with Habitat for Humanity in Westchester with his sons, helping to create quality housing for those in need. He is a board member of The Catalog for Giving, a charitable organization providing funds to multiple programs benefitting underprivileged inner city children. In addition, Mr. Burger helps oversee the activities of the Downtown Division of the UJA Federation.