Alexander Durst is vice president and a fourth generation family member of The Durst Organization. Alexander works on project management, development and operations. Within the organization Alexander focuses on analyzing the development potential of brownfield sites and other locations needing environmental remediation. This interest in environmental remediation stems from a childhood interest in environmental issues and an upbringing which focused on leaving any place in better condition than it was found. This childhood interest was developed further with Alexander’s academic career, and he has earned B.A. and M.S. degrees in Geology and Earth Sciences. Following graduate school, Alexander engaged in a number of different pursuits including mountain climbing, professional triathlon, as well as working as an Outward Bound instructor. He worked at The Trust for Public Land from 2002 to 2005 coordinating environmental assessment for properties with real or perceived environmental contamination.
In addition to management of environmental remediation, Alexander has worked in several other areas while at The Durst Organization including: management of the Carvel Property Development in Pine Plains, NY; management of certain accounting with regard to the WTC project; management collection of delinquent accounts and overseeing and directing the company’s portfolio of non-real estate investments. Alexander has also participated in several other projects including The Epic and One Bryant Park. Alexander is also presently participating in the development of One World Trade Center, The New School University Center, and a residential project on 57th street. Alexander is a board member of the City Parks Foundation and The Durst Family Foundation, as well as a member of the New York Advisory Board of the Trust for Public Land.