Jerry Slusky, Class of 1963

Posted on November 13th, 20187:48 pm


Jerry Slusky, Class of 1963

This attorney has become a pillar in Omaha’s commercial real estate community through his deep knowledge of real estate law and leadership in establishing the city’s premier annual conference on industry trends and opportunities. After graduating from UNO and then Creighton University’s law school, Slusky began a tax and real estate law practice, becoming known for his expertise in real estate planning, zoning, development, financing, leasing and taxation. While teaching a real estate course at Creighton in 1990, he suggested the school sponsor a workshop on a new federal program aimed at freeing up real estate held by insolvent lenders. Slusky headed up the effort, and under his leadership his brainchild grew to become the city’s annual Commercial Real Estate Summit. Now each year more than 1,000 of the city’s business and real estate leaders gather to assess market trends and how Omaha might best capitalize on them to grow the city. In 2003, he became only the third Nebraska attorney to be inducted as a fellow into the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Beyond real estate, Slusky also became one of the state’s first trained mediators, promoting it as a preferred way to resolve legal disputes, and has been a leader in Omaha’s Jewish community.