Douglas Durst is chairman of, and a member of the third generation to lead, the Durst Organization, one of the oldest family-run commercial and residential real estate companies in New York City. Mr. Durst joined the Durst Organization in 1968 and has acted as its chairman since 1994. Mr. Durst serves as a director of the Real Estate Board of New York, Hudson River Park Trust, The New School, The Trust for Public Land, and Project for Public Spaces, The Roundabout Theater and Primary Stages. Mr. Durst is also a trustee of The Old York Foundation, established by his father, which is committed to helping people through education to understand the history and issues facing New York City. In addition, Mr. Durst has been an environmental activist for many years and created one of the largest organic farms in New York State. Mr. Durst earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of California Berkeley and a Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa) from each of the City University of New York and Allegheny College.