Honoree and Fund


Marty Burger, Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Marty BurgerMarty Burger is CEO of Silverstein Properties, Inc. He leads the company’s acquisitions and development efforts in the United States and abroad.
Prior to joining Silverstein Properties, Marty was president and CEO of Artisan Real Estate Ventures, a company he founded in 2006. He also spent 15 years at Related, including serving as president of Related Las Vegas and EVP of The Related Companies, L.P. Marty has also worked in acquisitions for The Blackstone Group and Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Real Estate funds.
Marty earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he currently serves on the executive committee of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center. He is also an advisory board member of the Center for Real Estate and Finance at Cornell University, on the advisory board of the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, and on the policy advisory board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He is an active member of the Real Estate Roundtable in Washington, DC, and is on the directors’ advisory council and the New York City Mortgage Committee of M&T Bank. He serves in several local and global leadership positions for Urban Land Institute.
Along with his sons, Marty volunteers for Habitat for Humanity in Westchester. He is a board member of The Catalog for Giving, a trustee of the Battery Conservancy, is on the Lincoln Center Real Estate and Construction Council, and is a board member of the Partnership for New York City. In addition, Marty helps oversee the activities of the Downtown Division of the UJA Federation. Marty has supported National Jewish Health and A Winter’s Evening Dinner Dance for 10 years.

The Burger Family Fund for Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Respiratory and Related Diseases

National Jewish Health has been at the forefront of medical research and treatment since we opened our doors in 1899. Early detection and intervention of some of the most devastating diseases of our time is a key component of our mission. Recent advancements in technology have made it possible for doctors to perform a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in an outpatient setting, procedures that previously required invasive surgery and a stay in the hospital. Our Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Center combines cutting-edge technology and world-class expertise to change medicine from reactive to proactive—and save lives. In addition, our Institute for Advanced Biomedical Imaging combines innovative technology, including artificial intelligence, with the expertise of some of the best thoracic radiologists in the world. This unparalleled expertise provides advanced diagnostics that provide precision diagnoses and treatments to each individual patient who visits National Jewish Health. The Fund for Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics will support research, technical and clinical expertise implemented throughout our academic departments, in conjunction with the Center for Genes Environment and Health, to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.