Related Cos. Adds New CFO

David Zussman has stepped up as the company's most recent executive. He will succeed Michael Brenner, who will continue to serve as executive vice president.
David Zussman, chief financial officer, Related Cos.

Related Cos., one of the most active developers in the Northeast, has appointed David Zussman as its newest chief financial officer. In this role, he will be in charge of the company’s finance, accounting and treasury activities as well as planning and capital markets initiatives.

Zussman will also be a part of Related Fund Management’s investment committees. He will be replacing the retiring Michael Brenner, who will keep his position as an executive vice president.

Zussman joined the company in 2010 and during his tenure, he contributed to $18 billion worth of transactions with a focus on the capital strategy, fundraising and financial management of Hudson Yards. Notable projects include the sale-leaseback of Time Warner’s office condominium, the $5 billion financing of 30 Hudson Yards and The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, and the $3.8 billion financing of 50 Hudson Yards. Prior to that, he worked at Lazard’s Real Estate Investment Banking.

The recently appointed executive holds a bachelor of business administration with High Distinction from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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