Jay Furman is a developer and owner of real estate located in thirty-nine states and Puerto Rico. He has significant interests in more than 100 shopping centers, three public REITS, office buildings, hotels, and industrial/storage facilities. He is also the president of RD Management LLC and oversees the operations of all its affiliates. Since 1993 he developed or acquired more than 140 properties and currently has over 30 properties under development.
Mr. Furman has a long history of involvement with New York University, where he is a trustee and chair of the Real Estate Committee. He is also a trustee and chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of the NYU School of Law, for which he oversaw the development and construction of Furman Hall, a $100 million facility that doubled the Law School's academic capacity. Mr. Furman is also on the Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences and a trustee of New York University Medical Center, UJA, Educational Alliance, Jewish Home & Hospital of Manhattan, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Child Study Center at the New York University Medical Center.
As a member of the Board of Directors of the Great Neck Arts Center, he was instrumental in creating and programming its Cinematheque Independent Filmmakers series, which he has endowed since 1997. He is the founder and chairman of the Advisory Board of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, and founder of the Furman Academic Scholarship at the New York University School of Law. He is also on the National Advisory Board of Futures for Children.
Following his graduation from New York University Law School, he obtained a Master's of Philosophy in economics from Columbia University.
Джей - уменьшительное от английских имён James, Jacob, Jared, Jeremy, John, Jonathan, Joseph, Jason, Jordan, Justin и др. Фамилия Фурман означает "возчик", от идишских слов фур - "телега" и ман - "человек".