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William C. Rudin

CEO & Co-Chairman, Rudin Management Company, Inc.

Chairman, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)

Chairman, Real Estate Roundtable (RER)


As CEO & Co-Chairman of Rudin Management Company, William C. Rudin oversees the Rudin real estate portfolio of 16 office towers comprising more than 10 million square feet of Class A space, 18 luxury apartment buildings, and a world-class residential development project, all in New York City (www.rudin.com).

The integration of technology and environmental design is a hallmark of the Rudin’s development philosophy. Unique examples of this integration include Dock 72 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a new 675,000 square-foot commercial building of innovative and collaborative work spaces (www.Dock72.com); The Greenwich Lane, the former St. Vincent’s hospital site that is presently being adaptively reused into a new, state-of-the-art, mixed-use development that will include residential, retail, community facilities, healthcare, open space and educational facilities (www.thegreenwichlane.com), and 130 W. 12th St., a classic prewar 42-unit condominium, which was renovated in 2011-2012 to LEED Gold standard and is the winner of the Global Green’s 13th Annual Sustainable Green Building Design Award; and is one of the city’s first residential LEED Neighborhood Developments. The Rudin portfolio also includes commercial buildings: The Thomson Reuters building at 3 Times Square, 55 Broad Street (www.55broadst.com) and 32 Sixth Avenue (www.32sixthave.com), which houses global media, education, and communications and tech firms such as iHeartMedia, New York University, Verizon, T-Mobile, Tribeca Film Institute, and Dentsu Holdings USA.

On behalf of business, civic and trade organizations, Bill is one of the real estate industry’s strongest and most influential voices advancing pro-business public policy. Bill works tirelessly in Washington, DC, Albany and City Hall on behalf of groups including the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the Real Estate Roundtable, the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), and the Partnership for New York City. Bill’s focus is promoting policies that will continue diversifying the city’s economy in order to generate jobs and bring renewed vitality to New York City’s businesses and its commercial and residential real estate marketplace.

In addition to his roles as Chair of REBNY and RER, Bill currently serves as Chairman of the Battery, and is a former Chairman and current Board Member of ABNY, the Partnership for New York City, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York University, the Alliance for Downtown New York, the Economic Club of New York and the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation. Bill currently serves on Governor Cuomo’s “Fix NYC” Advisory Panel, which is tasked with recommending policy proposals to address the pressing issue of heavy congestion on New York City roads and highways, while producing a dedicated funding stream for the MTA. Following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Bill was appointed President of Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief Fund; and was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Pataki-McCall New York State Tax Relief Commission. He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and The New York City Marathon Committee.

Bill and his wife, Ophelia, reside in New York City along with their daughter Samantha and her husband, David, and their son Michael and his wife, Sabrina. They are also proud grandparents of two. Bill and his family proudly continue the Rudin tradition of helping to make New York City a better place to live, work and visit.

Committees: Executive Committee , Board of Governors , Diversity Committee

AWARDS: 2015 The Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Leadership in Real Estate Award , 2007 The Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award , 1991 The Young Real Estate Professional of the Year Award