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Helena Rose Durst

The Durst Organization
Helena Rose Durst is a Principal at The Durst Organization, overseeing all aspects of the company’s residential portfolio, including leasing, management, operations and marketing. She is spearheading the lease up and pipeline of the market-rate and affordable units at Halletts Point in Queens and throughout the residential portfolio. Helena has helped lead the ground-up management of nearly 2,500 units of rental housing at several projects, including EŌS, VIA 57 WEST, HELENA 57 WEST, FRANK 57 WEST, and Historic Front Street.

As President of New York Water Taxi/Circle Line Downtown, Helena transformed the organization into a profitable mass transit, tour and travel operation attracting more than 1.5 million passengers annually. During her tenure, NYWT became the first maritime company in the harbor to implement a minimum wage of $15 per hour for its 200 employees.

Active in the New York City real estate and environmental community, Helena is a board member of the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board, Chair of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, a member of the New York Restoration Project, and a member of the Lincoln Center Real Estate Advisory Board. She also sits on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York.

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