Howard Milstein serves as Chairman of Emigrant Capital Corp.’s investment committee. Mr. Milstein is Chairman and CEO of the family’s business operations, including New York Private Bank & Trust Corporation (the holding Company for Emigrant Bank), Milstein Properties, and various Milstein Brothers operations in real estate development and management in New York and Chicago. He is a founding partner of FriedbergMilstein, an alternative asset investment manager.
For a combined service of over thirty years, Mr. Milstein has been a member of the Investment Committee for Cornell University’s multi-billion dollar endowment, and has chaired its Real Estate Sub-Committee, achieving top quartile returns throughout the period. Also, he has guided the investments of the New York Blood Center’s $300 million endowment as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Milstein’s other civic and philanthropic efforts include: Chairman of the American Skin Association; Trustee and Presidential Counselor, Cornell University; and Overseer, Cornell Medical College. He is a member of the Harvard Law School Visiting Committee and the Executive Committee of the HLS Dean’s Advisory Board. Additionally, he serves on the Boards of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia, and on the Shakespeare Theater in Washington DC. Mr. Milstein received his B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.