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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.
Source: The Rudin Family


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.
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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.
Source: The Rudin Family


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


In October 2019, Dock 72 opens in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 16-story building is the first ground-up office building to be constructed in Brooklyn in over a decade. In August 2020, Rudin Management Company and its subsidiary Prescriptive Data launch the Nantum Tenant App. Under development for over a year, but accelerated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the App uses artificial intelligence, real-time data and predictive analytics to optimize tenant comfort, safety and well-being.

A joint venture between Rudin Development, Boston Properties and WeWork, the building is the largest development in the Brooklyn Navy Yard since World War II.
Source: Rudin Management Company, Inc.


The App allows for touchless building access, real-time and predictive elevator wait times, and facilitates communication between commercial buildings and tenants.
Source: Prescriptive Data


In 2024 Samantha Rudin Earls and Michael Rudin became co-CEO's, Neil Gupta is named President and Bill Rudin and Eric Rudin retain their titles as co-Chairman. This is historic as Samantha is Rudin's first female CEO and Neil is the first non-family member to hold this title. View the official press release here.

From left: Bill Rudin, Michael Rudin, Samantha Rudin Earls, Neil Gupta and Eric Rudin.
Source: Grace Boak

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 32 properties in New York City. The portfolio is comprised of 17 residential buildings totaling 4.7 million square feet and 15 commercial office buildings totaling 10.1 million square feet.

With a hands-on approach and over 600 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- Executive Chairman

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Eric Rudin has been with the firm since 1978 and serves as Co- Executive Chairman 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- Executive Chairman

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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 16 office buildings comprising more than 10 million square feet of Class-A space and 17 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 is also the former Chairman of The Real Estate Board of New York, The Real Estate Roundtable and The Battery Conservancy. 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, 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 three.

Samantha Rudin Earls

Co-Chief Executive Officer

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Samantha Rudin Earls joined Rudin in 2007. She focuses on multifamily, development, redevelopment, design and marketing. She played a lead role in the development of 130 W. 12 th Street and The Greenwich Lane in the West Village, as well as Dock 72 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Samantha serves on the boards of the Rudin Family foundations, as well as the boards of Roundabout Theatre Company, Subject Matter and the Association for a Better New York. Samantha is a proud New Yorker and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Michael Rudin

Co-Chief Executive Officer

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Michael Rudin joined Rudin in 2008 and, together with his sister Samantha, represents the fourth generation to work at the family business. Michael focuses on new developments, capital markets, commercial leasing, sustainability and technology. He also helps lead the family’s alternative investing business, Rudin Ventures. Michael serves on the boards of the Rudin Family foundations, as well as The First Tee of Metropolitan New York and the Aspen Art Museum. He 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.

Neil Gupta

President and Chief Investment Officer

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Neil Gupta joined Rudin in 2012 and is the company’s President and Chief Investment Officer. He focuses on new investments and acquisitions, capital markets, business development activities and financial asset management. He also helps to oversee Rudin Ventures. Prior to Rudin, Neil was in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Deutsche Bank, where he served as Co-Head of Real Estate Private Equity Coverage. Neil serves on the board of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. 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.

Christopher Flynn

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Christopher Flynn joined Rudin Management Company in 2020. He is responsible for all accounting operations, financial reporting, audit and tax compliance and treasury functions across the organization. He has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to Rudin, Christopher was Chief Financial Officer at Atlas Capital Group, Vice President at Vornado Realty Trust and Manager at Ernst & Young, LLP.

Mr. Flynn graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a B.S. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Christopher and his wife Nichole reside in New Jersey with their three children.

Andrew Migdon

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

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Andrew Migdon is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer 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.

Cassie Kulzer

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

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Cassie Kulzer joined Rudin in 2018. She oversees all human resources initiatives including talent acquisition, staff coaching, organizational and leadership development, workforce planning and systems implementation with an emphasis on furthering the firm’s diversity, equity, inclusion and access initiatives. Prior to Rudin, Cassie served as head of human resources for several entrepreneurial firms, most recently with NewOak Capital. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University.

Nicholas Martin

Senior Vice President, Head of Development and Business Strategy

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Nick Martin joined Rudin in 2018. He focuses on development, strategy, marketing, external affairs and communications. Prior to Rudin, he was a senior aide to United States Senator Charles E. Schumer. Nick serves on the Board of Directors of Alliance for Downtown New York and Grand Central Partnership. Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University and a Master’s of Science in Real Estate Development from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.

Jessie Kisling

Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff and Head of Communications

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Jessie Kisling joined Rudin in 1996 as Executive Assistant to Bill Rudin. More recently, she has taken on the responsibilities of Chief of Staff and Head of Communications. She oversees corporate initiatives, special projects and events. Jessie handles internal and external communications including press/media inquiries and engagements. Jessie attended Bucknell University.

Sidney Migdon

General Counsel Emeritus

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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.


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.