Scott Rechler is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of RXR Realty LLC (“RXR”), a multi-billion dollar private real estate company which was formed subsequent to the sale of Reckson Associates Realty Corp (“Reckson”) to SL Green in January 2007, one of the largest public Real Estate management buyouts in REIT history.
Mr. Rechler served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board during Reckson’s dynamic growth throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Westchester and Connecticut. Mr. Rechler was the architect of Reckson’s $300 million IPO in 1995 and $6.0 billion sale in 2007 generating over 700% total return to Reckson shareholders.
Since its formation in January 2007, Mr. Rechler has led RXR in becoming one of the largest owners, managers, and developers in New York City and the surrounding region. The RXR platform manages 74 commercial real estate properties and investments with an aggregate gross asset value of approximately $20.4 billion, comprising approximately 25.6 million square feet of commercial operating properties and approximately 6,200 multi-family and for sale units in various stages of development in the New York Metropolitan area.
In June 2011, Mr. Rechler was appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and served on such Board until October 2016. During his Board tenure Mr. Rechler served as Vice Chairman of such Board, and as Chairman of the Port Authority’s Capital Planning Committee with responsibility for the Port’s $30 billion capital budget, including the World Trade Center redevelopment. In May 2013, Mr. Rechler was appointed to represent Governor Cuomo on the Board of The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc. In June 2017, Mr. Rechler joined the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 17-member board after being nominated by Governor Cuomo and confirmed by the state Senate.
Mr. Rechler prides himself on enhancing the communities where RXR operates. As such, he serves as Chairman of the Regional Plan Association, is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, a Board member of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and a member of the NYU Real Estate Institute Advisory Committee. In addition, Mr. Rechler serves on the Board of many of the region’s top cultural institutions such as the Tribeca Film Institute where he serves as its co-Chairman of the Board, the Long Island Children’s Museum, and The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc. and the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Drum Major Institute and as Chairman of the Center for Social Innovation.
Mr. Rechler is a graduate of Clark University. He also earned a Masters of Science degree in Real Estate at the New York University Schack Institute.
Michael Maturo is a founding Managing Partner and serves as President of RXR Realty LLC (“RXR”), a multi-billion dollar private real estate company which was formed subsequent to the sale of Reckson Associates Realty Corp (“Reckson”)(NYSE:RA) to SL Green, one of the largest public Real Estate management buyouts in REIT history. In this capacity, he develops, implements and oversees RXR’s corporate strategy and investment fund and asset management businesses as well as all capital markets activities. Mr. Maturo is a member of RXR’s Investment Committee and its Board of Directors. He is also a Principal and member of the Investment Committee of RXR Real Estate Opportunity Fund, RXR Real Estate Value Added Fund, RXR New York Metro Emerging Sub-Market Venture and RXR Real Estate Value Added Fund III.
Prior to the Reckson/SL Green merger, Mr. Maturo served as President and a member of the Board of Directors at Reckson. Mr. Maturo was also Chairman of the Investment Committee and had oversight responsibility over the company’s allocation of capital. Mr. Maturo worked in tandem with the Company’s CEO in developing and implementing Reckson’s corporate and operating strategies. Mr. Maturo was at Reckson from 1995 until January 2007. During his combined tenure between Reckson and RXR, Mr. Maturo completed over $37 billion in capital markets transactions.
In addition, Mr. Maturo serves on a number of outside Boards and Committees including First Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association (LIA), as well as a Member of its Executive Committee and Chairman of its Economic Development Committee, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Foundation of Long Island, Member of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Advisory Board, and Member of the Real Estate Roundtable. Mr. Maturo was appointed by Governor Cuomo in December 2012 to the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) where he served as Chairman of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and member of the Finance and Audit Committee and the Operations Transition Committee. Mr. Maturo completed his tenure on the LIPA board in January 2014.
Jason Barnett is one of the founding managing partners of RXR Realty LLC (“RXR” or the “Company”) where he serves as Vice Chairman, General Counsel, and Secretary of the Company. RXR is a fully integrated, multi-billion dollar private real estate company which was formed subsequent to the merger of Reckson Associates Realty Corp (“Reckson”) (NYSE: RA) with SL Green, one of the largest public Real Estate management buyouts in REIT history. In this capacity, Mr. Barnett is involved in many aspects of the Company’s business. In addition to being responsible for all legal matters for the Company, Mr. Barnett is also responsible for overseeing the Company’s transactional activities as well as the Company’s corporate initiatives. Mr. Barnett is also a member of the Investment Committee of RXR.
Prior to the Reckson/SL Green merger, Mr. Barnett served as Senior Executive Vice President – Corporate Initiatives, General Counsel and Secretary of Reckson, where he was responsible for all legal matters and corporate initiative related matters and integrally involved in the structuring and execution of over $6 billion of acquisitions, financings and capital market transactions.
During his combined tenure between Reckson and RXR, Mr. Barnett has been integrally involved in over $37 billion of transactions, building RXR into one of the largest office landlords in Manhattan, and one of the largest owners, managers and developers in New York City and the surrounding region. The RXR platform manages 74 commercial real estate properties and investments with an aggregate gross asset value of approximately $20.4 billion, comprising approximately 25.6 million square feet of commercial operating properties and approximately 6,200 multi-family and for sale units in various stages of development in the New York Metropolitan area.
Mr. Barnett is also the Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and member of the Board of Directors, of RNY Property Trust (ASX: RNY), a public real estate company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.Mr. Barnett has extensive experience with both the Public Company and Private Fund structures.
Mr. Barnett is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on such topics as transaction structures, joint ventures, Real Estate capital markets and corporate and compliance related matters.
Prior to joining Reckson, Mr. Barnett practiced in the corporate and securities department of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, LLP, an international law firm, where he focused on Capital Markets and Real Estate Investment Trusts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the Real Estate Board of New York and is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.Mr. Barnett is an active participant in his community and serves as a Director, Trustee or Advisor for a number of community-based organizations.
Mr. Barnett also serves on the Board of Trustees of Clark University, in Worcester, MA and as a member of London School of Economics North American Advisory Board. Mr. Barnett earned a Bachelorof Arts degree from Clark University, attended the London School of Economics and earned his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law.
Todd Rechler serves as Chief Construction and Development Officer and President of RXR’s Construction and Development companies. RXR is one of the Northeast’s leading real estate owners, developers and managers of Class A commercial and luxury residential real estate.
Frank Adipietro serves as Executive Vice President, Head of Asset Management and Special Situations of RXR Realty. Mr. Adipietro is responsible for leading the overall asset management function at RXR Realty, including long-term strategic financial planning and performance monitoring of all company assets. Mr. Adipietro will also be responsible for management of new non-core investment initiatives as well as the oversight and execution of core and non-core complex, multi-faceted financial real estate transactions. Mr. Adipietro also brings his expertise in acquisition and ground-up development of all asset classes. Additionally, he has worked extensively with the management of highly structured investments including joint ventures and leveraged loans. Mr. Adipietro served as Fund Manager of RXR’s Opportunistic Fund.
Prior to the formation of RXR Realty, Mr. Adipietro was Senior Vice President of Joint Ventures and Alternative Investments of Reckson Associates. Previously he was Senior Vice President with Reckson Strategic Venture Partners, LLC, a $1.5 billion real estate oriented venture capital fund. Prior to joining the Reckson family in 1996, Mr. Adipietro was a Senior Manager at E & Y Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group.
Mr. Adipietro holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from Fordham University and is a NYS licensed CPA.
As the Executive Vice President – Head of Marketing and Retail Leasing at RXR Realty, Ms. Arcaro is responsible for overseeing the marketing and communications of (RXR Realty’s) 25.6 million square feet of commercial assets in Manhattan and the surrounding region, as well as the concepts, design strategy, marketing and strategic branding initiatives for 6,200 multi-family units in planning across the region. As the Head of Retail Leasing, Ms. Arcaro oversees the strategy and implementation for the 1.1 million sf of retail space across RXR’s portfolio.
Prior to joining RXR, Ms. Arcaro served as Managing Director of Business Development for SHVO, a luxury real estate company, where she was integral to key elements of the business, comprising capital raising, EB5 financing, hotel partner relations, retail activity and sales/marketing efforts. Ms. Arcaro was senior member in the company’s strategic growth initiatives, effectuating a $3.5 billion investment and development pipeline in a 24-month period.
Previously, Ms. Arcaro served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Vornado Realty Trust, one of the largest publicly traded REITs in the U.S. with over 100 million square feet across multiple markets during her time there, At Vornado, Ms. Arcaro was responsible for creating and implementing marketing strategies including office, retail, residential, and hotel properties, new developments and major asset repositions. Ms. Arcaro oversaw Vornado’s major branding initiatives. Among her accomplishments includes building an interdisciplinary, multi award-winning marketing program for Vornado’s corporate, New York, and street retail platforms, which included innovations in digital marketing and technologies, as well as industry-leading sales centers and product positioning. She oversaw the marketing and communications plan of the company’s nationally recognized sustainability program, and also created a successful public holiday tradition in partnership with the San Francisco 49ers in California.
Prior to Vornado, Ms. Arcaro was a commercial real estate broker working on tenant representation, landlord agency, consulting services and investment opportunities for multinationals and institutional organizations.
Ms. Arcaro has been listed as one of New York’s Real Estate Power Women in 2018 and 2019. She is a member of the Leadership Committee of the American Lung Association. Ms. Arcaro has produced award-winning feature length and short films featured at SXSW and Sundance Film Festivals, including a critically and politically hailed feature on conditions of Veterans, which garnered over 12 awards and coverage in the Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, and the New York Times.
Allie Barot serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at RXR Realty. Allie is responsible for creating a business aligned HR agenda and executing Human Capital Management strategies that improve business performance, as well as executing change related to organizational transformation, business growth objectives and organizational effectiveness initiatives.
Prior to joining RXR Realty, Allie served as the Head of Human Resources for Investments and Corporate at Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. In this role she served as trusted advisor and key human capital strategist to the Chief Investment Officer, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel.
Prior to joining Guardian, Allie held senior human resources roles in the generalist and specialist arenas at UBS in the Investment Bank and Asset Management lines of business before taking a role in the UBS Leadership Institute. She holds a masters degree in Law & Employment Relations from the University of Leicester, Faculty of Law, England, UK and is certified by The British Psychological Society.
Phil Bryan serves as Executive Vice President and Director of Technology at RXR Realty. Mr. Bryan is responsible for the management and supervision of RXR’s day-to-day Information Technology operations as well as the formulation and execution of RXR Realty’s short term and long-term technology plans.
Since February 1999 and prior to the formation of RXR Realty, Mr. Bryan was employed by Reckson Associates Realty Corp. as the Director of IT. Prior to joining Reckson, from 1991 through 1999 he was employed by Chase Manhattan Bank Corp. Financial Services Unit, Central Vault Operations., responsible for the accounting and processing of over $100MM in cash deposits daily. He also served as System Site Administrator for disaster recovery testing of banking systems at Chase.
Mr. Bryan voluntarily works with non-profit organizations and schools on technology projects and has designed and constructed campus computing and networking systems. Most recently, he served as Director of Information Technology for Center for Social Innovation New York City. Mr. Bryan has earned several technology engineering certifications while specializing in networking at Briarcliffe College.
Tom Carey serves as Executive Vice President and Corporate Controller of RXR Realty. Mr. Carey is responsible for the management and supervision of the Company’s day-to-day financial operations including its accounting processes, internal and external reporting and treasury functions. Additionally, he is responsible for the Company’s audit engagements and commercial banking relationships.
Since October 1996 and prior to the formation of RXR Realty, Mr. Carey was employed by Reckson Associates Realty Corp. as the Corporate Controller and a Senior Vice President. Prior to joining Reckson, from 1986 through 1996, he was the Controller for Rockrose Development Corp., a dominant New York City real estate owner, developer and manager.
Mr. Carey is a Certified Public Accountant and an active participant in the betterment of the communities in which the Company operates. He served a five-year term as a member of the Northeast Regional Board of Directors of Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization and he remains active in the organization. Mr. Carey is a graduate of Hofstra University and holds a degree in accounting and business administration.
William Elder is the Managing Director of RXR’s New York City division and an Executive Vice President of RXR Realty. Mr. Elder is responsible for the oversight and management of the Company’s New York City office.
Previously, Mr. Elder worked with RXR’s senior management in expanding and managing Reckson Associates Realty Corp.’s six-building, 5.5 million-square-foot NYC portfolio before Reckson was sold to SL Green Realty Corp. in 2007.
Mr. Elder most recently was Senior Managing Director in the strategic agency services group at Cushman & Wakefield. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of leasing at Ruben Co.. Elder has also held senior positions at SL Green and Shorenstein Co..
Mr. Elder holds a BS from Wagner College and is a board member and treasurer of the East Side House Settlement, an educationally focused charity located in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. He is also a member of the Real Estate Board of New York.
David Frank, Esq.
Mr. Frank serves as Executive Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of RXR Realty LLC. Mr. Frank is responsible for legal matters related to the Company’s real estate transactions, leasing and operations. Mr. Frank joined Reckson Associates Realty Corp (the Company’s predecessor) in 2000 where he served in a similar capacity. Mr. Frank played a significant role in the execution of Reckson’s merger with SL Green and RXR’s acquisition of assets from SL Green.
Prior to joining Reckson, Mr. Frank served as in-house counsel for Vornado Realty Trust and practiced law as an associate in the real estate department of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Mr. Frank received his B.S. in business administration from Boston University where he graduated summa cum laude and received his J.D. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Frank is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and is admitted to the Bar of New York and New Jersey.
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Michael McMahon, CPA
Michael McMahon is an Executive Vice President, Portfolio Management and Director of Tax for RXR. Mr. McMahon joined Reckson (predecessor to RXR) in June, 1997 as a Vice President, with the responsibility of starting and organizing the tax department function. During his tenure with the Company, Mr. McMahon has been involved in structuring numerous transactions in a tax-efficient manner.
With the formation in 2005 of RNY Property Trust (ASX: RNY), a publicly-traded Australian listed property trust, Mr. McMahon took on the additional role of Director of LPT Reporting, where he was responsible for monitoring and reporting on all aspects of the LPT’s operations. He has since expanded that role to serve as EVP, Portfolio Management for the Company’s suburban portfolios.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McMahon spent four and a half years in the tax department of Ernst & Young LLP’s Real Estate group, specializing in both REIT and partnership taxation matters.
Mr. McMahon is a New York State licensed CPA. He graduated from the College of Staten Island/CUNY with a BS in Accounting, and earned his MBA in Taxation from Bernard Baruch College/CUNY.
Joanne Minieri, CPA, serves as Executive Vice President of RXR Realty and Chief Operating Officer of RXR Development Services (RDS) and RXR Construction and Development (RCD). Ms. Minieri brings a wealth of experience from both the private and public sectors in the management and operation of development and construction to RXR’s $3 billion of development projects include approximately 6,200 multi-family and for sale units.
Ms. Minieri enjoyed a 17-year tenure at Forest City Ratner Companies as Chief Financial Officer in 1994, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 1998, and President and Chief Operating Officer in 2007. Ms. Minieri was responsible for implementing the company’s business plan and directing the Executive Management team, which devised the company’s long term business plan and evaluated development opportunities. Ms. Minieri oversaw all aspects of the company’s operations with an emphasis on the development and management of financial strategies, programs and procedures. Under Ms. Minieri’s leadership, the company diversified its portfolio with the development of 24 retail centers, ten office buildings, two hotels and two residential projects and she was involved with the company’s acquisition of the New Jersey Nets NBA franchise. She also oversaw the predevelopment of The Atlantic Yards project, an 8-million square foot mixed use development which included a new state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue, the Barclays Center.
Most recently, Ms. Minieri acted as Deputy County Executive and Commissioner for Suffolk County, Economic Development and Planning, where she implemented the economic development initiatives, Connect Long Island and Long Island Innovation Zone (IZone) as part of Suffolk County’s strategy to create transit-oriented development and expand affordable multifamily housing options as well as to attract and retain businesses and jobs.
Previously, Ms. Minieri worked for Kenneth Leventhal & Company, where she monitored the development of a number of New York City real estate projects. Ms. Minieri is the Chairman of the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency Board and the Suffolk County Economic Development Corporation. She is also on the Board of Trinity Place Holdings, Inc. and NEW (Non-Traditional Employment of Women). Ms. Minieri is a member of New York State American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of CPAs, and has received several awards for her accomplishments and leadership. Ms. Minieri holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University.
Michael O’Leary serves as Executive Vice President of Capital Markets at RXR Realty. In this capacity, Mr. O’Leary is charged with leading a team that supports all aspects of fund-raising and management for each of RXR’s comingled discretionary real estate funds. Mr. O’Leary joined RXR as an Associate in May 2007 where his responsibilities included development of the corporate earnings forecasts and financial modeling, and over time grew to include participating in RXR’s long-term strategic planning initiatives. Mr. O’Leary was a leader in the establishment of RXR’s Fund Accounting and Fund Portfolio Management disciplines. Additionally, Mr. O’Leary served for a period of time as Director of Property Accounting, responsible for the oversight of RXR’s extensive property and joint venture reporting discipline.
Prior to joining RXR, Mr. O’Leary was a Manager in Ernst & Young LLP’s Real Estate group, responsible for planning, coordinating and executing integrated audit engagements for top real estate, construction and hospitality companies. Mr. O’Leary is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State as well as a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. O’Leary received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany and his MBA from Columbia Business School.
Frank Patafio serves as a Senior Executive Vice President, Portfolio manager and Head of Acquisitions for RXR Realty LLC (“RXR”). Mr. Patafio is a member of RXR’s Investment Committee. Since joining RXR in 2010, Mr. Patafio has worked closely with Senior Management in acquiring approximately $20.4 billion of assets encompassing 25.6 million square feet and 6,200 residential units.
Prior to joining RXR, Mr. Patafio was a Partner and CFO at the Praedium Group, a Director at Credit Suisse First Boston and a Senior Manager at E&Y Kenneth Leventhal. During Mr. Patafio’s tenure at Credit Suisse and Praedium, he was responsible for acquiring approximately 19,000 multi-family units for redevelopment or condominium conversion with a gross value of $1.9 billion in the NYC tri-state area.
Mr. Patafio received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from St. John’s University and his MBA (with Distinction) in finance from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. Mr. Patafio is a Certified Public Accountant.
In addition, Mr. Patafio is involved in various charities and not for profit institutions. He currently sits on the board of Northfield Foundation and the Northwell-SIUH Board of Overseers. Mr. Patafio also serves as an Independent Director of Northfield Bank, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.
Frank Pusinelli, RA
Mr. Pusinelli serves as Executive Vice President of Operations, Property Management and Construction at RXR Realty. He is responsible for business planning, budgeting and operational activities. Mr. Pusinelli provides physical due diligence for potential purchases by developing operating expense models, immediate and long term capital improvement plans as well as asset repositioning strategies and design ideas. He oversees all tenant improvement and capital construction projects for the Company’s portfolio of assets and is a member of the Executive Team Sub-Committee that oversees major repositioning projects. Mr. Pusinelli sets policies, procedures and goals for Architecture, Construction and Property Management in keeping with the direction provided for the Company by the Executive Management Team.
Mr. Pusinelli joined RXR in 1999. During his tenure at the Company, he has overseen the execution of over $1,000,000,000 in construction projects, ranging from ground-up development and value creation to customized tenant interiors. Previously, he worked as a project manager and estimator in the construction sector as well as in the architectural and engineering field specializing in municipal architecture and environmental engineering.
Mr. Pusinelli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Technology from the New York Institute of Technology and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University. He is a licensed Architect in the State of New York and a member of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Pusinelli was born and raised on Long Island and currently resides in Nassau County with his wife Margaret and their three children.
Mr. Conniff serves as Chief Operating Officer of RXR Realty LLC (“RXR”), a multibillion-dollar private real estate company which was formed subsequent to the sale of Reckson Associates Realty Corp. (“Reckson”) to SL Green in January 2007, one of the largest public Real Estate management buyouts in REIT history.
Prior to the Reckson/SL Green merger, Mr. Conniff served as Corporate Senior Vice President of Investments. From the time of Reckson’s IPO in 1995 until the Reckson/SL Green merger, Mr. Conniff was responsible for the execution of all investment activities at Reckson including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and mezzanine lending, contributing to Reckson’s dynamic growth throughout the New York Metropolitan area. During that time, Reckson’s portfolio grew from 6.2 million square feet of office and industrial properties to over 24 million square feet at its peak.
In his capacity as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Conniff is responsible for the oversight of all activities related to RXR’s 25.6 million square foot commercial portfolio, encompassing 74 buildings throughout the New York Metropolitan area, including leasing, property management, partner relations and financial reporting.
Prior to joining Reckson in 1994, Mr. Conniff was employed by Cushman & Wakefield (“C&W”) as a Senior Asset Manager responsible for all activities related to C&W’s four million square foot Long Island office portfolio. Prior to C&W, Mr. Conniff was employed by VMS Realty Partners (“VMS”) as an Asset Manager with responsibility for all leasing, management, financing, refinancing and disposition activities related to VMS’s Northeast office portfolio encompassing six million square feet from NYC to Washington, D.C.
Mr. Conniff is an active member of the community outside of RXR. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of both the Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, supporting Catholic education in the Diocese of Rockville Centre and SUNY Old Westbury’s College Foundation, helping to improve and expand the Foundation’s goals.
Seth Pinsky serves as Executive Vice President and Investment Manager of the RXR Metropolitan Emerging Market Strategy. In this role, Pinsky is leading RXR’s efforts to invest in “emerging opportunities” in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State region. In connection with this, RXR often partners with governments and mission-driven organizations, focusing on real estate and infrastructure asset classes and geographic regions that have historically been characterized by underinvestment, but that have strong underlying fundamentals.Prior to joining RXR, Pinsky served as Director of Mayor Bloomberg’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, which developed a $20 billion plan to help neighborhoods stricken by Hurricane Sandy to rebuild smarter and stronger and to protect critical citywide systems and infrastructure from the likely impacts of climate change in coming decades.Pinsky also served as President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), a position to which he was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2008, after joining the agency in 2003 as a vice president. During his tenure, NYCEDC became an international leader in the field of economic development, focusing both on transforming the city’s underlying economy and investing in its critical infrastructure.While at NYCEDC, Pinsky served as a lead negotiator on behalf of New York City for projects ranging from Yankee Stadium and Citifield, to the World Trade Center, to the acquisition of Hunters Point South in Queens, the largest middle-income housing development in the City since Starrett City.Among the initiatives advanced by NYCEDC under Pinsky’s leadership were the redevelopment of Willets Point in Queens, Coney Island in Brooklyn, the Homeport in Staten Island, and the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx, as well as the creation of a major new bioscience research park on City-owned land, north of Bellevue Hospital. Under Pinsky, NYCEDC also managed the construction of the first two phases of the High Line in Manhattan, launched a new East River Ferry service connecting Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.In the area of economic modernization, under Pinsky, NYCEDC created the Center for Economic Transformation (CET), which, in addition to launching a network of business incubators across the City that, at the time of Pinsky’s departure, housed more than 600 companies, developed and oversaw the Bloomberg Administration’s international Applied Sciences NYC competition. The Applied Sciences competition has resulted in a significant expansion of Columbia University’s engineering school, as well as the creation of a new engineering institute in Downtown Brooklyn led by NYU that includes CUNY, Carnegie Mellon University and others. It has also resulted in the creation of the first phase of a $2 billion engineering campus on Roosevelt Island, developed by Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.Prior to joining the NYCEDC, Pinsky was an associate at the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in the Real Estate practice and a financial analyst at James D. Wolfensohn Inc. He is a graduate of Columbia College, where he majored in Ancient History, and of Harvard Law School, and is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. Pinsky serves on the Boards of the Long Island City Partnership, the New York Chapter of the American Technion Society, the Downtown Alliance, the Regional Plan Association, the Advisory Committee of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, and the Board of Governors of REBNY. Pinsky lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Angela and their children, Theo and Amelia.
RXR Realty is a leading real estate owner, investor, operator and developer committed to building socially, economically and environmentally responsible communities.
“Doing Good and Doing Well Means Doing Better”
This is the overall philosophy that drives us as a company and a community leader. It is why we focus our energy not only on being a leading player in the real estate industry, but also on being a company that is widely recognized for its focus on social responsibility and civic engagement.
We identify, evaluate and execute strategic acquisition and development/redevelopment opportunities across submarkets and property types, where we believe we can create value for our investors.
We source and execute acquisitions, joint ventures and equity investments by pursuing returns in-line with our value-add strategies, opportunistic outlooks and risk mitigation.
Utilizing our comprehensive in-house expertise to manage portfolio and individual asset performance.
Acting as a value-add debt provider to Sponsors seeking more of a strategic partner than a traditional lender and achieving strong risk-adjusted returns as a result.
Distinguished by innovative design thoughtful planning and cost control to ensure lasting value, our process is fully integrated from conception to completion to safeguard project goal achievement.
Our comprehensive approach to planning, design and execution of full-scale projects uses an experienced and insightful team, ensuring both quality and cost control as well as integrity.
Architecture & Design Services
Our team of in-house architects and interior designers work together to execute large, complex capital improvement projects using innovative tools and product integration.
Overseeing daily operations and maintenance of a diverse portfolio with commercial, retail, residential, public private partnerships and mixed-use properties.
Leasing & Sales
From Class-A commercial office space to luxury apartments, we are committed to obtaining the highest leasing and sales prices in a competitive marketplace.
Through market research, in-house expertise and a hands-on approach, we establish effective campaigns and programs highlighting the vision, identity, position and brand for each project.
Legal & Compliance
We comprehensively and proactively lead legal and compliance matters in-house to ensure professional and efficient operations throughout our organization.
Finance & Accounting
Our robust, in-house accounting and audit teams produce comprehensive and timely internal and external reporting, while our in-house tax team helps us to structure transactions in the most tax-efficient manner. Our strong network of traditional and alternative lender relationships allows us to secure capital at competitive terms.
Human Capital Management
At RXR, we recognize that all of our great ideas and all of our cutting-edge innovations mean nothing without talent. Our human capital management team works tirelessly to ensure that we are maximizing existing talent, fostering internal growth and filling our organization the individuals that will help us to successfully enter our next phase of growth.