Cusumano Real Estate Group Michael Cusumano heads Burbankbased Cusumano Real Estate Group, which in recent years is known for its creation of the 480,000-square-foot Talaria at Burbank complex. It won the Business Journal’s Mixed-Use Project of the Year Award and the Grand Award at the 2019 Gold Nugget Awards. The Cusumano family, largest owner of multifamily units in the region, donated $10 million to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Emergency Services Campaign in 2018. The family has funded the hospital’s Cusumano Family Neuroscience Center and Cusumano Family Radiation Oncology Department at the Disney Family Cancer Center. Cusumano chairs the Providence Saint Joseph Foundation and sits on 12 other community boards. ALMA MATER: UCLA and Pepperdine. BEST ADVICE: Always go 100 percent. FAVORITE BOOK: “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis. BUCKET LIST: The Galapagos Islands.