HWS Board Chair Thomas S. Bozzuto ’68, L.H.D.’18, chairman and co-founder of The Bozzuto Group, was recently inducted into the Multifamily Executive Magazine’s (MFE) Hall of Fame. Recognizing Bozzuto’s achievements in the real estate industry, his visionary leadership and his civic responsibility, the second annual Hall of Fame award was presented at the Multifamily Executive annual conference in Las Vegas in September.
“Tom’s achievements and influence in the multifamily industry cannot be overstated,” says John McManus, residential vice president and editorial director of Hanley Wood, publisher of Multifamily Executive Magazine. “His customer-centric approach has not only revolutionized the way that we do business but has also dramatically changed the way that people live and what they have come to expect from the places they call home. We are proud to showcase his many achievements in our Hall of Fame.”
During Bozzuto’s more than 45-year career in real estate, he has overseen and been responsible for the creation of thousands of homes and apartments. Through The Bozzuto Group, which he cofounded in 1988, he has directed the development, construction and management of income-producing and for-sale housing in metropolitan areas along the East Coast. The Bozzuto Group is comprised of four companies that span the spectrum of real estate value creation, but work together as one integrated group, sharing knowledge of the market, products and customers. The Bozzuto Group helped revolutionize the multifamily industry by focusing on the customer’s needs, establishing a customer-focused approach and creating sanctuary for residents.
“The Bozzuto Group is one of the most admired firms in our industry,” says Doug Bibby, president of the National Multifamily Housing Council. “Tom has been a steadfast advocate for our industry in numerous meetings with the White House, on Capitol Hill, and with regulatory agencies. He is valued by all for his wisdom, vision and integrity.”
The Multifamily Executive Magazine Hall of Fame honors executives at the very top of their field whose efforts and vision have transformed the very purpose behind multifamily development, management, building and construction. Bozzuto’s profile in Multifamily Executive Magazine can be viewed here.
The recipient of the Freddie Mac Builder of the Year award, Bozzuto has also served as a Congressional appointee to the Millennial Housing Commission, a gubernatorial appointee to the Maryland Housing Commission and has chaired the board of the National Multifamily Housing Council.
Bozzuto has served on the HWS Board of Trustees since 2000 and was elected chair in 2016. He was the lead donor in the construction of the Colleges’ boathouse named for his father and, with his wife Barbara, established the Thomas S. Bozzuto ’68 Endowed Scholarship Fund, the Bozzuto Family First-Generation Endowed Scholarship and the Bozzuto Center for Entrepreneurship.
As a Hobart student, Bozzuto majored in English and was president of the student body. He later served as a combat correspondent for the 25th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Vietnam and went on to earn his master’s degree in metropolitan studies from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.