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Louis and Rachel Rudinsky immigrate to the U.S. from Belarus in 1884, entering New York through Castle Clinton in Battery Park. They settle on the Lower East Side where they later open a dry goods store on Chrystie Street.

Aerial view illustration of the tip of Manhattan in New York City, featuring Castle Garden in Battery Park and docks on the rivers.
Source: Library of Congress image


Louis buys his first property, a five-story brownstone on 54th Street and Lexington Avenue in 1905. Louis and his wife Rachel and nine children move into the brownstone after all the tenants vacate following the stock market crash in 1907. Louis tells his children never to sell the property.

Original brownstone at 641 Lexington Avenue
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Samuel Rudin, one of Louis' sons, builds the family's first project, a multi-family residential building at 1400 Benson Street in the Bronx and forms Rudin Management Company in 1925. By 1928 the family completes building 144 West 86th Street.

The corner of Benson Street and Westchester Square on July 9, 1928.
Source: New York Public Library


Sam and his fledgling company develop their third building, 115 West 86th Street.

Samuel Rudin.
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The Rudin family builds 295 Central Park West and acquires 25 West 81st Street, 20 West 86th Street, 40 West 86th Street, 27 West 86th Street, 544 East 86th Street, and 241 Central Park West.

Original brochure for 295 Central Park West.
Source: Rudin Management Company, Inc.


Sam's sons, Jack and Lewis, join the family business after serving in the Army in World War II. The family develops 300 East 57th Street, which is the first apartment building to be erected in New York City after World War II, as well as 65 Central Park West and 945 Fifth Avenue.

Jack and Lewis Rudin in military uniform.
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Lewis Rudin & Jack Rudin standing behind the three Rudin brothers. The seated men are, starting from the left, Edward Rudin, Samuel Rudin, and Henry Rudin.
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Original brochure for 945 Fifth Avenue.
Source: Rudin Management Company, Inc.


The family builds two more residential buildings, 40 Park Avenue and 2 Fifth Avenue, one of New York City’s first contextually designed buildings.

Original brochure for 40 Park Avenue.
Source: Rudin Management Company, Inc.


1950s view of Washington Square North with arch & Fifth Avenue buildings.
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In 1955, the family builds its first office building at 415 Madison Avenue and leases the space to Scientific American. In 1958, the family builds their second commercial office building at 355 Lexington Avenue.

The 24-story streamline wedding cake skyscraper at 415 Madison Avenue, northeast block of 48th Street.
Source: Stern, Robert. A.M. Mellins, Thomas. Fishman, David. “New York 1960. Architecture and urbanism between the Second World War and the Bicentennial” (New York. The Monacelli Press. 1997).


The family develops nine commercial and residential projects in the 1960s, generally developing two buildings at a time. In 1960, 80 Pine Street opens and in 1961, One Whitehall Street opens. 215 East 68th Street opens in 1962, followed by 845 Third Avenue in 1963 and 641 Lexington Avenue (the site of the original brownstone that Louis purchased in 1905) along with 110 Wall Street in 1964.

Photo taken at the construction site of 80 Pine Street, which opened in 1960. Lewis Rudin, with sunglasses, is holding his son, Bill Rudin. Samuel Rudin is standing to the far right.
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Samuel Rudin standing in front of 215 East 68th Street.
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The family opens 55 Broad Street in 1965; 345 Park Avenue, its largest commercial office building, in 1968; and One Battery Park Plaza, in partnership with the Rose Family, in 1969.

Photo of 345 Park Avenue from the original building brochure.
Source: Rudin Management Company, Inc.


In 1971, as New York City faces one of the worst fiscal crises in its history, Lewis Rudin co-founds the Association for a Better New York to bring business, civic and political leaders together around the shared goal of making New York City a better place to live, work, and visit. As a part of this effort, Lewis convinces property owners to prepay their taxes, helping save the city from insolvency. The family develops 41 Madison Avenue and 254 East 68th Street in 1974.

Lew Rudin at an ABNY meeting.
Source: Association for a Better New York


Original brochure for 41 Madison Avenue.
Source: Rudin Management Company, Inc.


In 1976, the family builds 211 East 70th Street. That same year, Jack and Lewis Rudin sponsor the first five-borough NYC Marathon and present the winners with the Samuel Rudin Trophy, dedicated to their late father Sam, a long distance runner. Lewis’ son William (Bill) and Jack’s son Eric join the company and become the third generation of Rudins to work in the family business.

Source: NY Daily News


The third generation, including Lewis' daughter Beth and Jack's daughter Madeleine, becomes more active in the business. The family turns its attention solely to commercial developments, opening three more buildings in the 1980s: 560 Lexington Avenue, which wins the Bard Award for its innovative design, in 1980; 40 East 52nd Street in 1986; and 1675 Broadway, one of the first new office towers on the west side of Manhattan, in 1989.

Two generations of the Rudin family.
Source: The Rudin Family


560 Lexington Avenue Brochure
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May Rudin, the wife of Samuel Rudin, with her sons Jack and Lew in 1988.


In 1993, Lewis and Jack become the company's co-chairmen, and Bill Rudin is named president of Rudin Management Company. Bill helps to form the Downtown Alliance, an initiative to reinvigorate Manhattan's downtown business district, which at the time has over 30 million square feet of vacant office space.

Jack and Lewis Rudin became co-chairmen of the company in 1993.
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In 1996, the family re-opens 55 Broad Street and renames it "The New York Information Technology Center," the first fully wired office building in the world. In 1998, Reuters selects the family to design and build its North American headquarters at 3 Times Square. In 1999, the company buys 32 Avenue of the Americas from AT&T, which becomes the only office building in the portfolio not built by the family.

Bill Rudin speaking at the 3 Times Square topping out event.
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Cover page from 32 Avenue of the Americas brochure
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3 Times Square, which incorporates state-of-the-art systems and a focus on sustainability, opens fully leased in 2001. The Association for a Better New York (ABNY) names Bill Rudin as Chairman in October 2001. In 2002, Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially names 52nd Street and Park Avenue "Lew Rudin Way" as a tribute to Lew’s lifelong dedication to New York City.

A shot of 3 Times Square.
Source: Rudin Management Company, Inc.


Bill Rudin hosts his first ABNY breakfast as Chairman.


At the corner of Lew Rudin Way and Park Avenue.
Source: New York Social Diary


In 2005, the Rudin family celebrates 100 years of owning real estate in New York City. In 2007, the family is officially named a partner in the redevelopment of St. Vincent's Hospital in the West Village. Bill’s children, Samantha and Michael, join the company in 2007 and 2008 respectively, becoming the first members of the fourth generation to join the business.

Original brownstone and current skyscraper at 641 Lexington Avenue.
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Mayor Bloomerg, Jack Rudin, and family celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rudin Management Company, Inc. Source: The Rudin Family


Bill, Samantha, and Michael Rudin at an ABNY event. Source: The Rudin Family


In 2009, Mayor Bloomberg and the family announce the creation of "The Hive @ 55," the city's first short-term co-working space for digital media freelancers.

Mayor Bloomberg visits The Hive @ 55.
Source: Downtown Alliance


Also in 2009, the family begins redeveloping 130 West 12th Street, one of the buildings that was part of the St. Vincent’s Hospital complex. The project receives Global Green USA's Sustainable Design Award, becoming the first residential redevelopment in New York City to attain LEED Gold Certification.

130 West 12th Street Source: Rudin Management Company, Inc.


345 Park Avenue becomes the official headquarters of the NFL.

From left: Bill Rudin, Samantha Rudin Earls, Roger Goodell, Eric Rudin and Michael Rudin.
Source: The Rudin Family


In 2012, the family partners with Global Holdings to redevelop the former St. Vincent's hospital as a residential condominium named The Greenwich Lane and receives final approvals from the City. In 2013 the company pilots Nantum OS, a building operating system developed in-house that optimizes energy consumption to improve building efficiency. In 2014, the family net leases 110 Wall Street to WeWork.

The Greenwich Lane Source: Rudin Management Company, Inc.


In 2015, Rudin establishes a wholly owned subsidiary, Prescriptive Data, to oversee the further development of Nantum. The family also becomes active in the venture business, investing in companies focused on real estate technology, or PropTech. The family buys out BayernLB, owner of 25% of 560 Lexington Avenue, and sells 126 Newbury Street in Boston.

The Presciptive Data team.
Source: Prescriptive Data


Also in 2015, the family partners with Boston Properties and WeWork to begin developing a 675,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard called Dock72. In June of the same year, Bill Rudin is named Chairman of the Real Estate Roundtable in Washington DC, serving a 3 year term.

Dock 72 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Source: Rudin Management Company, Inc.


In July 2017, Bill and Eric Rudin are named co-chairmen of Rudin Management Company. Bill Rudin is named chairman of REBNY, beginning his three-year term in January 2018. Eric Rudin is named Chair of the Board of Directors of the Times Square Alliance in April 2018.

Bill and Eric Rudin.
Source: The Rudin Family


Bill Rudin named Chairman of REBNY.


In October 2018, New York City unveils "Jack Rudin Way" on the corner of 51st Street & Park Avenue in honor of Jack. The street corners on either side of the company's headquarters are now named in recognition of the brothers' contributions to the City.

At the corner of Jack Rudin Way and Park Avenue.
Source:Jean-Pierre Uys


About Rudin

The Rudin family controls one of the largest privately owned real estate companies in New York City.

Founded in 1925 by Samuel Rudin and his siblings, and now led by the third and fourth generations, Rudin Management Company oversees the daily operations of 36 properties in New York City. The portfolio is comprised of 18 residential buildings totaling 4.7 million square feet, 16 commercial office buildings totaling 10.2 million square feet, and 2 condominiums under management totaling 241 residential units.

With a hands-on approach and over 700 employees, Rudin Management Company is dedicated to providing superior customer service and forging long-term relationships with both commercial and residential clients. With an emphasis on building and managing Class-A properties in New York City, the Rudin Family is committed to reinvesting in and enhancing its properties.

Holding true to Samuel's guiding principles, which were carried on by his two sons, Jack and Lew, the family maintains a long-term approach to developing and managing buildings that are easily accessible and in close proximity to mass transit. Today, the company, co-chaired by Eric Rudin and William Rudin, continues to be committed to creating sustainable and timeless developments that look to the city's future.

Rudin History

The Rudin family traces its roots to Belarus. In 1884, Louis and Rachel Rudinsky immigrated to the United States through Castle Clinton in Battery Park. Rudin Management Company is now managed by the third and fourth generations of the Rudin family.

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Executive Committee

Eric Rudin

Co-Chairman & President

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Eric Rudin has been with the firm since 1978 and serves as Co-Chairman & President of Rudin Management Company. While involved in all aspects of the business, he is directly responsible for overseeing the company’s Operations and Design & Construction Departments.

William C. Rudin

Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Bill Rudin joined the family real estate business in 1979, after graduating from New York University’s School of Business and Public Administration with a Bachelor of Science degree. Bill’s grandfather, Samuel Rudin, founded Rudin Management Company in 1925. In December of 1993, Bill was appointed President of the company.

Bill worked closely with his family – his father Lewis, uncle Jack, and his cousins and sister – alongside the dedicated professionals at Rudin Management Company to manage the Rudin portfolio. The portfolio includes 17 office buildings comprising more than 10 million square feet of Class-A space and 20 luxury apartment buildings. Bill has been intimately involved with every major development the Rudin family built since 1979, including 560 Lexington Avenue, 40 East 52nd Street, 1675 Broadway, 3 Times Square, and 32 Avenue of the Americas. Bill puts his own personal mark on the family business, giving new life to existing properties through conversion to technology-smart buildings and helping lead the turnaround of Lower Manhattan.

In carrying on the Rudin family tradition of hands-on personal management, Bill not only embraced his family responsibilities, but like his grandfather, father, and uncle, is actively involved in New York City’s political, civic, and philanthropic life. Bill serves on the board of The Association for a Better New York (ABNY), an organization co-founded by his father over 30 years ago. ABNY is a coalition of business, labor, and political leaders created in the 1970s to help make New York City a better place to live, work, and visit.

Bill serves as Chairman of The Battery Conservancy and The Real Estate Board of New York; he is also the former Chairman of The Real Estate Roundtable. He is a Board Member of the following organizations: The Partnership for New York City, The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York University, The New York Center for Autism, The Alliance for Downtown New York, and The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation. Bill is also a member of The Economic Club of New York, The Council on Foreign Relations, and The New York City Marathon Committee.

In addition to lecturing at various educational institutions and real estate industry functions, Bill has appeared on many televised shows to discuss real estate and issues that impact New York City.

Bill resides in Manhattan with his wife Ophelia, his grown children, Samantha and Michael, and their respective spouses, David and Sabrina. He is a grandfather of two.

Beth Rudin DeWoody

Executive Vice President

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Beth Rudin DeWoody, daughter of the late real estate developer Lewis Rudin and the late Gladyce Begelman, is a native of New York. She is married to renowned photographer Firooz Zahedi, who recently published a photography book on Elizabeth Taylor titled "My Elizabeth". Ms. DeWoody studied at the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in anthropology and film studies, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

She has worked in Africa as an Assistant Director of the TV series "Born Free" as well as Production Assistant for the films "Annie Hall", "The Front", and "Hair". She also served as co-producer of the musical production "Enter Juliet", as well as executive producer of the documentary "Who Gets To Call It Art", directed by Peter Rosen. After working at Rudin Management part time between film assignments, leasing apartments and working in the accounting department, she joined the company full time in 1982 as a managing agent. She then worked in the Commercial Department leasing retail space. Ms. DeWoody is now Chairman of The Rudin Family Foundations and Executive Vice President of Rudin Management Company.

Ms. DeWoody has curated shows for art galleries between New York City, New Orleans, London, and Vermont including "Inspired" at Steven Kasher Gallery, "Hunt & Chase" at Salomon Contemporary in East Hampton, "Pink Show" at Sarah Gavlak Gallery, "In Stitches" at Leila Heller Gallery, "I Won’t Grow Up" at Cheim & Read, "Just What Are They Saying" at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, "What’s Your Hobby" at Fireplace Project, "A House Is Not A Home" at Caren Golden Fine Art, "EBay Items" at Shelburne Museum, "Luxury Goods" and "It’ll Cost You" at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, "January White Sale" at the Loretta Howard Gallery, "Bad For You" at the Shirazu Gallery, "Look At Me" at Leila Heller Gallery, "Please Enter" at the Franklin Parrasch Gallery, and "Really?" at Wilding Cran Gallery.

There was a show of her collection of California art from the 1940s to 1980s at the Parrish Museum in Southampton called EST-3, curated by David Pagel. The Norton Museum of Art has organized exhibitions to showcase her work, "The Triumph of Love: Beth Rudin DeWoody Collects", and "Still/Moving: Photographs and Video Art from the DeWoody Collection". Ms. DeWoody has a private art space in West Palm Beach which displays works from her collection.

Ms. DeWoody’s board affiliations include Vice Chair of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The New School, Empowers Africa, Save A Child India, Inc., and The New York City Police Foundation. Ms. DeWoody serves on the advisory board for The Glass House in New Canaan and for New Yorkers for Children, Inc. She serves on the Photography Steering Committee at the Norton Museum in Florida and the Board of Overseers at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. She is also an Honorary Trustee at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her professional affiliations include being charter member of New York Women Executives in Real Estate.

Ms. DeWoody is Chairman of the Arts and Culture Committee of the Association for a Better New York and on the Council of Conservators of the New York Public Library, National Leadership Council at United States Artists, and the Library Association of MoMA.

She resides between New York City, Los Angeles, and West Palm Beach. Ms. DeWoody’s son Carlton is a graduate of the New School and now an art and and design director at Reunion Goods & Services. Her daughter, Kyle, is the founder of the art and design project shop Grey Area. She has two grandsons, Jackson and Graydon, and a granddaughter, Ginger.

Madeleine Rudin

Executive Vice President

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Madeleine Rudin worked in the family business from 1984 to 2013. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of Rudin Management.

Madeleine is on the board of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Greenwich Art Society, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, the Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation, and the Rudin Foundation.

Madeleine received her Bachelor of Arts in music from American University. She resides in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Greenwich, Connecticut, and has one son.

John J. Gilbert III


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John is COO/EVP/CTO of Rudin Management Company.. He has been involved in every major project the company has developed over the last 24 years, including the redevelopment and creation of the world’s first smart building at 55 Broad Street , the development of the Reuters Building at 3 Times Square , the redevelopment of the former AT&T Long Lines Building at 32 Avenue of the Americas , the redevelopment of 130 West 12th Street , and the development of The Greenwich Lane. He is also intimately involved with Rudin’s latest project, Dock 72, a ground-up, 675,000-square-foot office building located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This project, which began in April of 2016, is a joint venture with WeWork and Boston Properties.

He is acknowledged nationally as an industry thought leader in the integration of technology into the built environment. As a co-inventor of the Nantum® building operating system and Executive Chairman of Prescriptive Data, his vision is to future-proof real estate by giving all buildings a “brain.”

Samantha Rudin Earls

Senior Vice President

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Samantha Rudin Earls started working at Rudin Management Company in July of 2007. She sits on the executive committee of Rudin Management Company. She focuses on development, redevelopment, design and marketing for the Rudin portfolio. She was involved in the development of 130 W. 12th Street and The Greenwich Lane Condominium Developments in the West Village, in addition to the Rudin’s latest project, Dock 72, a 670,000 SF office building focusing on the Technology sector at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

In March of 2011, she joined the board of the Incarnation Children’s Center—the only skilled nursing facility serving children living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. In 2016, Samantha helped launch an Association for Better New York's Working Women's Committee, which helps connect and find ways to support women from all sectors in New York. In February of 2017, Samantha joined the Roundabout Theatre board. She is also on the board of the May & Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, as well as other family foundations.

Samantha is a proud New Yorker and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Samantha is married to David Earls. They have a daughter Elle Rudin Earls.

Michael Rudin

Senior Vice President

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Michael Rudin is a Senior Vice President at Rudin Management Company. He has been with the firm since 2008, and together with his sister Samantha represents the fourth generation to work at the family business. Michael focuses on multiple areas within the company including new developments, capital markets, commercial and retail leasing, sustainability, and technology. Michael also helps lead the family’s venture capital business, Rudin Ventures, which focuses on early-stage startups in the real estate technology sector.

Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design and Planning with an emphasis in Real Estate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master’s of Science in Sustainable Real Estate Development from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.

Michael is also Managing Partner of Rudin West Development, based in Aspen, Colorado. Rudin West Development has built two mixed-use projects totaling 50,000 square feet. Recent projects in New York include The Greenwich Lane and Dock72, a 675,000-square foot class A office building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Michael is a member of a number of industry-related organizations that include The Real Estate Board of New York Real Estate Technology Committee, The Real Estate Round Table Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee, the WiredScore Advisory Board, the NYU Furman Center Advisory Board, and the Urban Land Institute. Michael serves on the board of the three Rudin Family foundations as well as The First Tee of Metropolitan New York, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Friends of the BQX, and the Aspen Art Museum.

Michael lives in Manhattan with his wife Sabrina, their sons Lukas and Dylan, and their dog Hoppy.

Richard Cohen


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Richard Cohen joined the Rudin Family as a staff accountant of Milton N. Hoffman Co., the company’s accounting firm, in July of 1973. He became a partner and office manager of Milton N. Hoffman Co. in 1985, supervising a staff of 10. In 2001, Richard was promoted to Assistant Secretary of Rudin Management Company and in February of 2016 promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

Richard is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member in good standing with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Sidney Migdon

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

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Sidney Migdon practices real estate law with an emphasis on large-scale commercial acquisitions, development, leasing, and financing. He has represented the Rudin family in the acquisition, development, leasing, and financing of office and apartment buildings for over 50 years. His practice also represents tenants, major corporations, and a number of New York City law firms. Recent projects include the acquisition, financing and sale of condominium units of The Greenwich Lane, Rudin’s West Village project, as well as the ground leasing, space leasing, financing and construction of Dock 72 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Sidney received his Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College in 1962 and graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law in 1965 He served on the Board of The Annual Survey of American Law and was elected to the Order of the Coif and received American Jurisprudence Awards in Taxation, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Evidence.

Sidney joined Goldfarb & Fleece in 1966 and became a partner in 1974. He is a member of The Real Estate Board of New York, The New York State Bar Association, and the Board of New York Junior Tennis & Learning. He has lectured for the Commercial Leasing Section of The New York State Bar, and serves as counsel and director of the Realty Foundation of New York. Sidney resides in Manhattan with his wife Hermine. They have a son, daughter, and four grandchildren.

Andrew Migdon

Vice President & Assistant General Counsel

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Andrew Migdon is a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Rudin Management Company. He has represented the Rudin family in the acquisition, development, leasing, and financing of office and residential buildings since 2003.

Andrew is the attorney responsible for overseeing the representation of the Rudin family in its commercial and personal financing transactions, and has represented the family in transactions with a variety of banks and insurance companies over the past 15 years. He also represented the family on significant leasing transactions with tenants such as The National Football League, JPMorgan Chase, and WeWork.

Recent projects include The Greenwich Lane, a 199-unit luxury condominium development in Greenwich Village, and Dock 72, a Class A office building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard anchored by WeWork, which the Rudin family is co-developing with Boston Properties.

Andrew is a Director of The Rudin Foundation, and also serves as counsel to the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation and The Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University and graduated from New York University School of Law in 1997, where he served as an Editor of the New York University Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.

He lives in Manhattan with his wife Michelle and their two children.

Neal Weinstein

Vice President & Assistant General Counsel

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Neal Weinstein received his education at the State University of New York at Albany in 1978 and the Emory University School of Law in 1981. His bar admissions include New York, in 1982, Georgia, in 1981, and the U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York and the U.S. Supreme Court.

His work with Goldfarb & Fleece focuses on broad commercial real estate practice that emphasizes all aspects of large-scale commercial, residential and mixed use projects, including site acquisition, construction and permanent financing, joint venture formation, leasing, and disposition. Neal has extensive experience in the formation of commercial and residential condominiums as well as public offerings of condominiums and community associations. His core expertise is in office, retail, industrial, and net leasing.

One recent representative transaction is the acquisition by the Rudin family of the Greenwich Lane development site in the West Village, one of the largest, most complex and transformative mixed use condominium projects in New York City.

Neal has been with Goldfarb & Fleece since 1986 and became a partner in 1990. Prior to joining Goldfarb & Fleece, he practiced in the real estate department of Graubard Moskovitz McGoldrick Dannett & Horowitz in Manhattan. He was awarded an AV® Preeminent ™ 5 out of 5 rating by Martindale and has been named a "Super Lawyer" for 2008-2017.

Neal is a member of the New York State Bar Association (member of the real property committee on condominiums and co-ops), Association of the Bar of the City of New York (former member real estate section sub-committee on condominiums and cooperatives), American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Neil Gupta

Chief Investment Officer

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Neil Gupta joined Rudin Management Company in October of 2012. He focuses on many areas within the organization, including new investments, capital markets and business development activities.

Prior to Rudin, Neil spent eight years in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Deutsche Bank where he served as Co-Head of Real Estate Private Equity Coverage. He was involved in arranging, structuring, and executing over $16 billion of transactions across the public and private markets for real estate companies in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Neil spent three years at Morgan Stanley.

Neil graduated from the University of Chicago with Honors in Economics and holds an MBA in Real Estate and Finance from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Real Estate Board of New York, Wharton Real Estate Club of New York, and an Economic Club of New York Fellow.

Neil and his wife Seema reside in Manhattan with their three daughters.

Nicholas Martin

Vice President / External and Government Affairs

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Nicholas Martin is Vice President for External and Government Affairs at Rudin Management Company. He is responsible for developing and implementing the overall corporate strategy for external and government affairs including communications, public affairs and community relations. He joined Rudin Management in 2018 after working as a senior aide to United States Senator Charles E. Schumer from 2011 to 2017. He previously worked as Deputy Chief of Staff in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Contracts and on the 2009 Bloomberg for Mayor Campaign.

Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University.



The Rudin Family has a long tradition of service and philanthropy in New York City.

Chaired by Beth Rudin DeWoody, the Rudin Family Foundations are comprised of the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, The Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation, The Rudin Foundation, and the corporate giving of Rudin Management Company. The Foundations span three generations and fund hundreds of organizations annually in health, education, the arts and social services that improve the quality of life of all New Yorkers.

Members of the Rudin family have been catalysts behind some of the city's most significant events and institutions. Jack and Lew sponsored the expansion of the New York City Marathon to all five boroughs and to this day the winner’s trophy is named in honor of their father, Sam, who was a long-distance runner. Lew co-founded the Association for A Better New York, which, under his leadership, helped lift the city out of the financial crisis of the 1970s and has been dedicated to New York City’s continued growth and renewal. The family firmly believes in contributing to the civic, philanthropic, and cultural life of New York City.

Explore more of the Rudin Family Foundation’s impact on New York City and beyond:

  • The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at NYU Wagner explores challenges in transportation and infrastructure.
  • The Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation MD-MPH Scholarship Fund at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Mailman School of Public Health aims to reduce the financial burden for dual degree students and grow the program in order to benefit the patients and communities in New York and beyond—especially those most vulnerable to poor health outcomes.
  • Medical Student Research Fellowship in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center helps medical students explore a research career in pediatric neuro-oncology.
  • Rudin Awards at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center honors outstanding nurses each year during National Nurses Week. The award winners are nominated by fellow nurses, administrators, physicians, and patients.
  • The May and Samuel Rudin Lecture Series at the Jewish Center provides the New York City community with the opportunity to hear from renowned religious leaders, prominent public figures, and outstanding scholars on issues of critical importance to contemporary society and religion.
  • The Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program at the City College of New York, initiated in 1996, provides an opportunity for members of the college community to interact with outstanding scholars, business leaders, and government officials, enriching the education experience on campus. The program is also intended to foster communication within the academic community of New York City.
  • Lew Rudin Charity Golf Classic in support of The First Tee of Metropolitan New York takes place annually and raises funds for a qualified First Tee scholar to attend Lew Rudin’s alma mater, New York University.