Michael Kessler

Michael Kessler is President of The Douglaston Companies. He has been a member of the organization for over 30 years, overseeing and managing the three companies’ financial teams. Mr. Kessler is responsible for securing financing for projects and overseeing the finance and accounting aspects of each project’s full life cycle from inception through disposition.

As a key advisor and member of the Executive Management team, he shares responsibility in supervising the organization’s insurance and risk management departments, as well as Human Resources and Information Technology departments.

Mr. Kessler was an officer of the Queens Bronx Builders Association for many years and more recently served as a director on the New York/New Jersey Commercial Client Advisory Board for Capital One Banking group representing tristate real estate construction companies. Mr. Kessler currently serves in many community roles, including National Vice President of the Jewish National Fund’s Education Centurium, member of the JNF’s Go North and Israel Heritage Task Forces, and a member of the New York Board of the UJA Federation as well as the Executive Committee of UJA Long Island.

Mr. Kessler graduated Cum Laude from SUNY-Albany’s Business School with a B.S. in Accounting. He is a member of the NYS Society of Certified Public Accounts, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.