Michael Dubb, founder and chief executive officer of The Beechwood Organization

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Michael Dubb is founder and chief executive officer of The Beechwood Organization (www.beechwoodhomes.com), the largest developer of residential housing on Long Island and one of the largest developers of single-family and multifamily attached housing in New York State.
Under his leadership, since 1985, Beechwood has developed over 60 communities, built over 7500 homes and is in the planning stages for new sites in the New York metro area from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens across Long Island to the Hamptons and Upstate New York in Saratoga Springs.

In 2021, Beechwood entered the Carolinas market with thoughtful proposals for new residential developments starting in North Carolina’s Charlotte and Chapel Hill.
Averaging 3.9 million square feet in new developments year-on-year since 2017, Beechwood transitioned from local builder to national leader ranking #58 of 245 Housing Giants by Professional Builder Magazine in 2020.

Long Island Business News cites Beechwood as “the most prolific home builder on Long Island” and honored it as the region’s Top Multi-Family Developer in 2021, and Residential Developer of the Year for five years to 2018.

Development brand names include Arverne by the Sea, Bishops Pond, Country Pointe, Harbor Pointe, Marina Pointe, Meadowbrook Pointe, Oak Ridge, The Latch and The Vanderbilt.
Born and raised on Long Island, Mr. Dubb is highly active in civic, community and professional organizations.
Mr. Dubb is a board director of the New York Racing Association (NYRA) as appointed by the New York State Senate in 2008. An avid horseman, he is a seven-time leading thoroughbred owner in New York State.
The pinnacle of Mr. Dubb’s public service, on behalf of The Belmont Childcare Association, for which he is chairman and a past president, is the creation of Anna House.

In 2002, Mr. Dubb spearheaded, built and donated materials for construction of a 7,500-square-foot daycare center for the children of Belmont Racetrack’s backstretch workers. This innovative project, providing daily education and care for more than 70 children each day, 365 days a year, was the first of its kind in the nation and set a standard for other racetracks to emulate.

In 2011, due to the overwhelming need for
this program, and to accommodate additional children, Mr. Dubb built a 1500-square-foot extension.

In 2020, he donated and began construction of a similar daycare facility at Saratoga Race Course, Faith’s House, named after his mother and to open in 2021.
As an NYRA board member, Mr. Dubb led the effort to create better living conditions for backstretch workers including the construction and renovation of several new dormitories at Saratoga and Belmont.
Mr. Dubb is a lifelong director and former two-time president of the Long Island Builders Institute, which in 2016 entered him to its Hall of Fame for contributions to the industry and community; and a former board member of the Long Island Housing Partnership.
In 2018, Tilles Center honored Mr. Dubb, and his son Steven, for contributions to the performing arts center and community over the past ten years. Mr. Dubb has also been honored for his achievements and philanthropy by The
American Cancer Society, American Jewish Committee, CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services, Family Service League, Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation, Mid-Island Y JCC, Sid Jacobson JCC and Suffolk YJCC.
Mr. Dubb continues to be recognized for his professional and charitable contributions to Long Island taking great pride in giving back to the community he has called home all his life.

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