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Commencement Speaker: Jay Massirman '76

Cushing was honored to have Jay Massirman ’76 return to campus as this year’s commencement speaker.
Cushing was honored to have Jay Massirman ’76 return to campus as this year’s commencement speaker.

A nationally-recognized leader in the real estate industry, Jay is Principal of Massirman Group Holdings and serves as President & COO of Michaelson Real Estate Partners, an emerging, entrepreneurially driven, apartment management and investment firm headquartered in Florida. Earlier in his career, Jay spent 20 years with the global real estate firm CBRE, where, as a Vice Chairman, he was actively involved in the sale and financing of units valued in excess of $10 billion.

An innovator in his industry and beyond, Jay is currently structuring a joint venture with a major Southeast university to set up an “innovation monetization” product development and venture capital platform.

As a four-year student at Cushing, Jay was an enthusiastic member of Cushing's Class of 1976, building friendships with classmates and faculty that have endured more than 35 years. He captained the JV soccer team, played varsity tennis and soccer, skied and was involved in theatre. After graduating from Cushing, Jay earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Miami.

Jay’s professional success is matched by his outstanding dedication as a volunteer and community leader. He serves on the Board of Directors for Miami Children’s Hospital and its for-profit division, Children’s Health Ventures. A past Cushing Trustee, he is currently a member of the Headmaster’s Advisory Council and of the University of Miami Citizens Board.
Jay and his wife Lisa are the proud parents of a daughter, Jordan, and a son, Drew, who joined his father at Cushing for the day.

To read his commencement address, please click here.

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Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.