Burt's father, Jack, who founded the company in the Bronx in 1928 with one employee, an $8-a-week secretary. In the decades that followed, Jack built the business into one of New York's biggest developers, contributing to the city's skyline with dozens of new commercial and residential skyscrapers. Burt joined the company in 1956 and took over as CEO in 1971. Under his leadership, the firm survived the late '80s slump that killed off many of its rivals, and continued to build its brand with high-profile projects. Some notable Resnick projects included the renovation of the 70-story building at 40 Wall Street; the Symphony House on 56th and Broadway; and the Seaport Plaza near South Street Seaport. These days the firm controls over two dozen buildings in the city: a collection of office towers in Midtown and the financial district totaling some six million feet of space, and a handful of luxury residential buildings including the Costas Kondylis-designed 200 Chambers Street. Resnick is chairman of the board of Israel Bonds. Resnick also sits on the board of Carnegie Hall, along with Sandy Weill, Felix Rohatyn, Jerry Speyer, and Ron Perelman. The Resnick family was also instrumental in founding the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the school's Bronx campus is named in their honor. Resnick's wife Judith is a theater producer; although she primarily works on off-Broadway shows, her Broadway co-production, The History Boys, took home the 2006 Tony for Best Play. Resnick has four grown children: Scott, Jonathan, Peter and Sue. All three sons have worked for the company in the past, although Scott recently broke off and founded his own development firm. Resnick and his wife reside in Rye.