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Jack Resnick dies at 83, residential, office force.

Jack Resnick dies at 83, residential, office force

Jack Resnick, the pre-eminent real estate developer whose buildings helped shape Manhattan's commercial and residential landscape over a span of 60 years, died at the age of 83 in The Resnick Pavilion, a building named in his honor, at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale.

Resnick's illustrious career began humbly in 1928, when his one-man real estate firm opened for business in the Bronx. Over the years, he molded Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc. into one of the city's most successful commercial and residential development firms, which today owns and manages more than 6 million square feet of commercial space.

Among the Manhattan residential buildings developed by Resnick are: Symphony House, Asten House, Gracie Mews, The Oxford on Seventy Second and 900 Park Avenue.

On the commercial front, the firm owns and manages 75 Park Place, One Seaport Plaza, 20 Pine Street and 52 Broadway, among other notable buildings. The company is undertaking an ambitious renovation of 40 Wall Street, the 70-story spire-capped downtown tower that was once the tallest building in the world.

His commitment to New York City transcended real estate. Last year, he and his wife, Pearl, donated $5 million to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, after an earlier gift of $3.5 million. The college subsequently named the medical school campus the Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus.

A founding member of the UJA Federation, Resnick also helped found the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale. He was a founder and vice president of the International Synagogue at Kennedy Airport.

The Resnick family has long been committed to a wide range of Jewish and non-sectarian organizations, especially those engaged in health care and education.

He is survived by his wife, his son Burton, who presides over the real estate firm, his son, Ira, and two daughters, Marilyn Katz and Susan Fisher, all of New York City, and 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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Publication:Real Estate Weekly
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Date:Jun 19, 1991
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