Board of Directors

Israel Rosenzweig, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board since 2013, Director and Vice Chairman of the Board from 2012 through 2013 and Senior Vice President from 1998 through 2012; Vice President of Georgetown Partners, Inc., since 1997; from 2000 to 2009, President of GP Partners, Inc., an affiliate of Gould Investors L.P., which provided advisory services in the real estate and financial services industries to an investment advisor; Senior Vice President of One Liberty Properties, Inc. since 1989. His experience as a lending officer at a major financial institution, his knowledge and experience in business, finance and accounting matters and his more than 34 years of experience in the real estate industry provides the Board with an experienced and knowledgeable chairman.

Alan Ginsburg, Director

Director since 2006; Chief Executive Officer since 1987 of The CED Companies, a private company which develops, builds and manages multi-family apartment communities. His more than 30 years experience as chief executive officer of a real estate developer/manager provides our board with a long-term perspective on the real estate industry.

Fredric H. Gould, Director

Director since 1983 and Chairman of our Board from 1984 through 2013; with respect to One Liberty Properties, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1989 to 2013, Vice Chairman of the Board since 2013, Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2007, and President from 2005 to 2006; Chairman of the Board of Georgetown Partners, Inc. from 1997 to 2012 and director since 2013; President since 1986 of REIT Management Corp., former advisor to the Company; Director of East Group Properties, Inc. since 1998. He is the father of Matthew J. Gould and Jeffrey A. Gould. Mr. Gould has been involved in the real estate industry for more than 50 years, as an investor, owner, manager, and as the chief executive officer of publicly traded real estate entities and real estate investment trusts. He has served as a director of four real estate investment trusts, and as a director and a member of the loan committee of two savings and loan associations. His knowledge and experience in business, finance, tax, accounting and legal matters and his knowledge of our company’s business and history makes him an important member of our Board.

Jeffrey A. Gould, Director

Director since 1997, President and Chief Executive Officer since 2002 and President and Chief Operating Officer from 1996 to 2001; Senior Vice President and director since 1999 of One Liberty Properties; Senior Vice President of Georgetown Partners, Inc., managing general partner of Gould Investors L.P., since 1996. He is the son of Fredric H. Gould and the brother of Matthew J. Gould. Mr. Jeffrey A. Gould’s experience in a broad range of real estate activities, including real estate evaluation and management, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, mortgage lending and his 15 years as our President enables him to provide key insights on strategic, operational and financial matters related to our business.

Matthew J. Gould, Director and Senior Vice President

Director since 2001 and a Senior Vice President since 1993. Vice President of REIT Management Corp., former advisor to the Company, since 1986; from 1999 through 2011, Director and Senior Vice President, from 1989 through 1999, President, from 2011 through 2013, Vice Chairman and from 2013, Chairman of the Board of Directors of One Liberty Properties; from 1996 through 2012, President, and from 2013, Chairman of the Board, of Georgetown Partners, Inc. He is the son of Fredric H. Gould and brother of Jeffrey A. Gould. His experience in real estate matters, including the acquisition and sale of real property, mortgage financing and real estate management, makes him a valuable member of our board in its deliberations.

Louis C. Grassi, Director

Director since 2003; Managing partner of Grassi & Co. CPAs, P.C. since 1980; Director of Flushing Financial Corp. since 1998 and serves as chairman of its audit committee. Mr. Grassi has been involved for more than 28 years in accounting and auditing issues. His knowledge of financial and accounting matters and his experience as a director and member of the audit committee of a publicly traded financial institution provides him with the accounting and governance background and the skill needed as the chairman and financial expert of our audit committee.

Gary J. Hurand, Director

Director since 1990; President of Dawn Donut Systems, Inc. since 1971; President of Management Diversified, Inc., a real property management and development company, since 1987; Director of Citizens Republic Bancorp Inc. and predecessor from 1990 through 2013. He is the father-in-law of Elie Weiss. Mr. Hurand brings valuable business and leadership skills to the Board in light of his extensive experience in commercial real estate and in business operations and as a former director and member of the audit committee of a publicly traded financial institution.

Jeffrey Rubin, Director

Director since 2004; since 2009, President and CEO of The JR Group, which provides consulting services to the electronic payment processing industry; President and Chief Executive Officer of Premier Payments, a provider of credit card processing services for merchants throughout the United States, from 2012 until its sale in 2015; President and director of Newtek Business Services, Inc., a provider of business services and financial products to small and medium sized businesses, from 1999 to 2008; Chief Executive Officer of Summit Processing Group LLC since 2008. Mr. Rubin’s experience as the president and a director of a public company and his experience in business and financial matters are valuable to our company as the chairman of our compensation committee and in his activities as a director.

Jonathan Simon, Director

Director since 2006; President and Chief Executive Officer since 1994 of The Simon Baron Development Group (f/k/a The Simon Development Group), a private company which develops, owns and manages a diverse portfolio of residential, retail and commercial real estate, primarily in New York City. His background in the real estate industry and in particular, his experience in real estate development, affords him an understanding of the challenges faced in real estate development activities which is helpful in our development and acquisition activities.

Elie Weiss, Director

Director since 2007; engaged in real estate development since 1997; Executive Vice President of Robert Stark Enterprises, Inc., a company engaged in the development and management of retail, office and multi-family residential properties from 1997 to 2007; President of Real Estate for American Greetings from 2013 to 2017. Mr. Weiss is currently CEO of Five Forty Investments and a principal in a restaurant development and operating group, Paladar Restaurant Group. He is also actively engaged in managing his personal real estate investments. He is the son-in-law of Gary Hurand. His real estate and entrepreneurial experiences makes him a valuable member of our board.

Carol Cicero, Director

Director since January 2022; From 2014 through 2021, Group Vice President and from 2000 through 2013, Area Vice President of RAM Partners, LLC, a full service real estate management firm; from 2013 through 2014, director of asset management at Arenda Capital Management, a real estate focused private investment firm. Ms. Cicero adds a fresh perspective to our Board and her more than 30 years of property management experience in the multi-family sector will provide the board with greater insight into the challenges associated with the management and operations of such properties.