A leader and pioneer in residential and commercial real estate, David Zussman founded what was to become Boston Development Group (BDG). He was honored with 10 national awards for excellence in design, construction, and development. In 1975 Mr. Zussman created First General Realty Corp., a management and leasing company that manages a diverse portfolio of buildings. His firm has developed, constructed, marketed and managed apartments, condominiums, offices, hotels, senior communities and retail along the East Coast of the United States from Buffalo, NY to Florida. He received his BA in economics from Tufts University and attended graduate school at NYU school of Business and Harvard University School of Design.
A Philanthropist, Mr. Zussman served as President of The National Kidney Foundation and served on the Board of Overseers at Tufts University and The Presidents Circle at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He established The Social and Emotional Learning Alliance at the Tisch School at Tufts University and was involved with SEL nationally. He collected art with his wife and was an avid supporter of the arts.