Norton Herrick serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Herrick Company, a major real estate investment company with more than $5 billion in property transactions since its inception. A veteran of the real estate industry, he first earned national recognition for building high-quality homes in record time, including single-family homes in less than 30 days and a 300-unit high-rise apartment building in 54 days. A dedicated philanthropist, he has served on the boards of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and People for the American Way. In addition, he has made contributions to fund research at universities around the world. These initiatives include the Herrick Family DNA Methylation Research Laboratory at The Hebrew University, and the Center for Motion Picture Studies at the University of Miami School of Communication. From Mr. Herrick, the latter center received a collection of moving image materials valued at $32 million.