Omaha Businessman Jerry Slusky to be Inducted into Central High School Hall of Fame


OMAHA, Nebraska (September 12, 2018) – These days, just getting through high school can be a challenge.

So when graduates go on to make a real difference in their communities, Omaha’s Central High School Alumnae Association honors them at a banquet each fall.

Omaha lawyer and real estate developer Jerry Slusky is one of those alumni who will be honored October 4 with a prestigious induction into the 2018 Central High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame.

He is one of 10 alums whose paths from the halls of Central High School led them to the highest levels of achievement in business and community service. Inductees are selected by the Central High School Alumni Association and the program is presented by the Central High School Foundation.

“Over my career, my ties to Central High School have endured and strengthened,” Slusky said, “I am truly honored to be selected as a part of this illustrious group of people.”

A 1963 Central High School graduate with honors, Slusky bypassed opportunities to study at top academic institutions the University of California-Berkeley and Brown University to stay closer to home and be involved with his hometown. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1966, and then went on to earn his law degree cum laude from Creighton University in 1971.

One of the most successful real estate lawyers in the region, Slusky has been recognized by Chambers & Partners’ legal publication America’s Leading Business Lawyers Client Guide for his extensive experience in real estate including zoning, municipal law and finance matters, tax appeals and tax-deferred transactions.

Similarly, he was voted among the best lawyers in the United States 14 consecutive years from 2003-2017 by Best Lawyers in America, and has been recognized for that same period of time by Omaha Magazine as “One of Omaha’s Best Real Estate Attorneys.”

Early in his career, Jerry started an annual gathering, the CRE Summit, of professionals in the local real estate field with the goal of strengthening their individual knowledge base and network with each other. He continues this networking opportunity today 30 years later.

“Virtually all aspects of business and economic growth involve some form of real estate transaction, so for nearly 1,000 business and real estate leaders to gather to spend a day focused on the topic is a big deal … This is definitely a conference where deals are made,” said former Senior VP of Economic Development for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Randy Thelen, now with the Downtown Denver Partnership, during a presentation at the annual Commercial Real Estate Summit (CRE Summit) earlier this year.

Today, after 40 years of success, Slusky remains on the upward trek of his career peak, still building his land development company, all while he is planning a 30-year celebration of the CRE Summit in 2019.

Slusky is a regular contributor of his time, resources and talent to charitable organizations including Angels Among Us and the Jewish Community.

For more information and/or to get tickets to the Hall of Fame induction, visit http://chsfomaha.org/events/hall-of-fame.

More about the CHS Alumni Association

The Central High School Alumni Association is committed to the Central High School experience by promoting the strong traditions of the school, preserving the rich history of the

past and supporting its present and future endeavors.The Vision of the Alumni Association is to cultivate a partnership of alumni, families, students, teachers, staff and supporters with a unified goal of perpetuating the tradition of excellence and the legacy of Omaha Central High School.

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