President and CEO of U.S. Commercial Operations, Brookfield Office Properties, Inc., To Receive Coveted Real Estate Award
The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (scps.nyu.edu/schack) announces its 42nd Urban Leadership Award Dinner to be held on October 9, 2012 at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York. This year’s honoree is Mitchell E. Rudin, the president and chief executive officer of U.S. Commercial Operations for Brookfield Office Properties, Inc.
The Urban Leadership Award was created to recognize a professional leader who has contributed significantly to the growth and prestige of the real estate industry. Each year, the award is presented to a dynamic individual whose work in real estate has advanced the profession. Past winners include Stephen M. Ross, John E. Zuccotti, William Rudin, Douglas Durst, Bruce Ratner, Mike Fascitelli, and most recently, Mary Ann Tighe.
As NYU Schack’s largest fundraising event of the year, the Urban Leadership Dinner generates an annual attendance of more than 700 of the industry’s VIP's who begin their evening with cocktails in the Jade and Astor reception rooms, and continue into the Grand Ballroom for dinner and a brief program lauding the honoree. The dinner is co-chaired by James D. Kuhn, NYU Schack Advisory Board chairman and president of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; Jonathan L. Mechanic, chairman of Real Estate, Fried Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; and Larry A. Silverstein, founder and chairman emeritus, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate and president and chief executive officer of Silverstein Properties, Inc.
“Mitchell Rudin was an ideal choice for this year’s award,” said Rosemary Scanlon, divisional dean, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. “His contributions to the industry truly set an example for our students and the real estate community at large.”
“Mitch Rudin is one of the leaders in our industry,” said James D. Kuhn. “He has been a strong supporter of our real estate programs at NYU Schack.”
Rudin currently provides executive oversight for the day-to-day operations and asset management of Brookfield’s 50 million square feet of premier office space across the company’s seven U.S. markets. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2011, he was president and CEO of CB Richard Ellis’ New York Tri-State Region, New York’s largest real estate service company. During his career, Rudin has been involved in some of New York’s largest and most notable transactions. He is also recognized as a leader in numerous not-for-profit activities.
This year’s sponsors include: American Express, Brookfield Office Properties, Fidelity National Title Insurance, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Silverstein Properties, Inc., Bank of America, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield and Glenn and Mary Rufrano, Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc., Essex Capital Partners, Jones Lang LaSalle, KPMG, Proskauer Rose, LLP.
About the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (www.scps.nyu.edu/schack) was founded in 1967, at the initiative of prominent real estate leaders who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that provided an educational foundation for professionals within their industry. Today, NYU Schack is home to graduate degree and related graduate certificate programs—notably the M.S. in Real Estate, the M.S. in Construction Management, and the M.S. in Real Estate Development—which enroll almost 800 full- and part-time students from more than 30 countries and have nearly 2,500 alumni degree-holders around the globe. In addition, each year approximately 4,200 working professionals enroll in the Institute's professional certificate programs, noncredit courses, and licensure-related offerings in such areas as real estate finance, sales and brokerage, sustainable design, facilities management, and architecture and civil engineering. The Institute also houses the NYU REIT Center and the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment and hosts key industry events, including annual conferences on Real Estate Capital Markets and REITs. NYU Schack is one of several comprehensive academic divisions within the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally.