Robert R. Wiener


Businessman Robert R. Wiener turned the small real estate company that his father and grandfather established in New York into a prosperous and successful organization that operates throughout the United States. Today, with his wife Sherry, he focuses on a wide range of philanthropic activities in the United States and Israel. Robert Wiener was born in New York in 1945. ​His grandfather, Max Wiener, emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1906 and three decades later, together with his son Ralph, bought an apartment building in Brooklyn, which was the beginning of the family organization, MAXX Properties. In 1968, after graduating from Coe College in Iowa and the New York University School of Business, Mr. Wiener joined the family business.


During the 50 years he ran the company it has grown from a small local family business in New York to one of the most prominent real estate companies in the US. The company operates in 17 cities and eight states, where it owns and manages more than 10,000 residential units. In recent years, three of Mr. Wiener's five children, Eric, David and Andrew, have joined the company in senior management positions. While Robert Wiener now serves as chairman of the board of directors of the company, its day-to-day management is in the hands of the fourth generation of the family. The Wiener family and MAXX Properties are involved in numerous philanthropic activities.


Robert Wiener and his wife Sherry support cultural and educational institutions alongside social and medical organizations. The Wieners are also involved in a wide range of philanthropic activities in Israel, including scholarships for discharged soldiers, the Or Movement for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee, many programs for Israeli youth at risk, and they assist in the development of affordable housing. Robert Wiener and his wife have been close friends of Reichman University for many years and work hard to mentor their scholarship students and encourage their drive for entrepreneurship and innovation. Robert Wiener makes sure to visit Reichman University campus every year for meetings with the students he supports, dubbed "Bob's Club", giving lectures on his experience in the business world and organizing seminars on affordable housing in Israel. Robert Wiener also sits on the board of the Emelin Theater in New York, the Cancer Support Team in Westchester, New York, the Jewish Federation of New York, ArtsWestchester for the Advancement of Arts in Westchester and Moment Magazine.