John E. Zuccotti

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John E. Zuccotti "is Chairman of Brookfield Properties Corporation and Senior Counsel in the Real Estate Department of the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

"He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Olympia & York Companies (U.S.A.) from 1990 to 1996. Prior to joining Olympia & York, Mr. Zuccotti was a Partner in the law firm of Brown & Wood from 1986 to 1990, and a Partner in the law firm of Tufo & Zuccotti from 1978 to 1986.

"Mr. Zuccotti spent a significant period of his career in government, serving as the First Deputy Mayor of the City of New York under Mayor Abraham D. Beame from 1975 through 1977. He began his tenure in municipal government under Mayor John V. Lindsay who appointed him to the New York City Planning Commission in 1971. Mayor Lindsay made him the Chairman of the Commission in 1973, a position he held until 1975. Mr. Zuccotti also served as Chairman of Mayor Edward I. Koch's Advisory Committee on Police Management and Personnel Policy, as a member of the Mayor Koch's Advisory Task Force on the Homeless, and as Chairman of Governor Hugh L. Carey's Task Force on the World Trade Center.

"Prior to his work with New York City government, Mr. Zuccotti spent time in Washington as Assistant to Robert C. Wood, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development as Special Counsel to the Housing Subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency Committee and as Secretary and Counsel to the National Corporation for Housing Partnerships. He also was a member of HUD's Task Force on Improving Operations of Federal Housing Programs and a consultant to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Mr. Zuccotti also served as Assistant to Senator Jacob K. Javits.

"During his career, Mr. Zuccotti has specialized in planning, housing, real estate and municipal law. He has played a leading role in the development process of major residential and commercial projects in the New York metropolitan area. He has also had the opportunity to use his expertise to help develop planned communities in such diverse places as Reston, Virginia and a Navajo reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico. While working for the Joint Center for Urban Studies of MIT and Harvard University, he served on a team planning a new town in Venezuela. He has lectured on planning and development at numerous institutions including The New School for Social Research, Harvard, Columbia and Yale, and was appointed to the faculty of both Yale and Columbia law schools as an Adjunct Professor. Mr. Zuccotti has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners since 1974 and has been an honorary member of The American Institute of Architects since 1975...

"Mr. Zuccotti has been a Director or Trustee of many boards, both corporate and not-for-profit. Mr. Zuccotti is serving as a Director of the Emigrant Savings Bank and Emigrant Bancorp, WellChoice, Inc. (formerly Empire BlueCross BlueShield), and on seven of the Dreyfus funds of the Dreyfus Investment Corporation (U.S.A.). He has been named Chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York. Mr. Zuccotti also served on the boards of Olympia & York Companies (U.S.A.). He was past Chairman of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association.

"He is a Trustee-Emeritus of Columbia University and served as the Chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. In addition, he served as a member on the Advisory Committee to the Harvard University-MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies. Mr. Zuccotti is on the Board of Overseers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York." [1]

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  1. John E. Zuccotti, national911memorial, accessed May 26, 2008.
  2. Trustees, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, accessed May 26, 2008.