PRESIDENT & CEO, BOZZUTO
Founded in 1988, Bozzuto is a diversified real estate company known for its developments, construction, property management and homebuilding.
In 2015, Toby Bozzuto became company president and CEO. He is responsible for providing strategic and day-to-day leadership for more than 2,800 em-ployees in 12 metropolitan areas. Bozzuto was named the No. 1 Top Workplace 2020 by The Washington Post and a Top Company for Executive Women 2020+ by the Working Mother Network.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?
When I was earning my master’s degree in real estate at NYU, we never spent much time talking about the fact that one can use their business success as le-verage for social impact. I’ve learned that I am far more interested in defining our success by the goodness we have created for others than by profit alone. … It is incumbent upon business leaders to step up and do their part to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
Who have been the biggest mentors in your career?
The biggest mentors in my career have been my father, Tom Bozzuto, and our company’s co-founder, Rick Mostyn. I have had the extraordinary fortune (and privilege) to work for my father and his partner Rick for 20 years.
What do you do to unplug in your free time?
Music is my refuge. I enjoy unwinding by playing the piano. I also love cooking for my family, especially on the weekends.