Scott Rechler is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of RXR, an innovative investor, developer and place-maker committed to applying a customer and community-centered approach to building properties, services, and products that create enduring value for all stakeholders.
RXR seeks to build and create stronger communities within its buildings and within the areas in which it operates. As Chairman and CEO, Scott believes that RXR’s success is inextricably linked to the health and vitality of the broader community.
From 2011 to 2016, Scott served on the Board of Commissioners as Vice Chairman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He later served on the Board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) from 2017 to 2019.
In November 2021, Scott was elected to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to serve the remainder of an existing term. He was re-elected to a 3-year term at the end of December 2021.
In addition to his role at RXR, Scott currently serves as chair of the Regional Plan Association (RPA), trustee and Vice Chair of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Chair of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and member of the Board of Trustees at Northwell Health, and a member of the NYU Real Estate Institute Advisory Committee. Scott also serves on the Board of the Tribeca Film Institute, where he serves as its Co-Chair, and he also serves on the Board of the Drum Major Institute, Convene, Kitchen United, and the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Scott is a graduate of Clark University and 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, 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 has completed over $37 billion in capital markets transactions.
In addition, Mr. Maturo serves on a number of outside Boards and Committees, serving as 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 Chief Administrative Officer. 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 was 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 a frequent speaker at industry conferences on such topics as transaction structures, joint ventures, real estate capital markets, 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 Bachelor of 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.
David Frank, Esq.
Mr. Frank serves as Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of RXR Realty LLC. Mr. Frank is responsible for legal matters related to the Company’s real estate transactions as well as real estate legal operational and leasing matters and plays a leadership role with respect to the formulating and implementing of the Company’s policies and objectives. 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 the Company, 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 the States of New York and New Jersey.
Philip J. McAndrews
Philip J. McAndrews serves as Senior Executive Vice President-Chief Strategy Officer of RXR Realty, LLC. Mr. McAndrews is recognized as transformational leader with extensive managerial and investment experience refining enterprise level global real estate investment strategies and pivoting large organizations poised for growth. He offers a unique contextual perspective on the nuances of international real estate capital deployment, investor relations and growth-oriented enterprise management.
At RXR Mr. McAndrews works closely with the firm’s partners developing and executing corporate strategic initiatives and expanding the investment management offerings for both our stakeholders and clients. He is charged with evolving and curating an expansive, dynamic platform of investment products tailored to a diverse array of international and domestic investor/client needs. Mr. McAndrews will navigate RXR’s expansion plans outside the New York region and will drive the platform’s growth in AUM. Mr. McAndrews’ industry leadership and top-down investment viewpoint provides an institutional grade mind set which helps shape and drive both the organizational and investment strategies, creating a line-of-sight path to highly competitive investment performance and purposeful growth. Mr. McAndrews is a member of the RXR Investment Committee.
Over the course of a 26-year career at TIAA (Nuveen) a $1.3 trillion financial service company headquartered in N.Y, Mr. McAndrews served in multiple leadership positions and guided the Global Real Estate platform through several meaningful pivot points. Most recently, as Global Real Estate Chief Investment Officer, he charted a new course in the pursuit of AUM growth through both organic and inorganic means.He drove the evolution of the business from a deal culture with a single client, TIAA, to a complex fund/client driven culture. During his tenure, the global real estate portfolio grew from $40 Billion to $90 billion. In 2013, this transformation was fully realized when TIAA acquired Henderson Global Investors’ $24 billion real estate business. All TIAA real estate investment functions reported to Mr. McAndrews as CIO-Global Real Estate. He was a member of TIAA’s Investment Committee with approval over real estate, alternative and fixed income investments.
Most recently, Mr. McAndrews was responsible for the build out of Aegon Asset Management USA’s real estate equity team. Aegon N.V. is a $380 billion Dutch life insurer and pension fund headquartered in the Netherlands. He launched a value-add workforce housing fund, an opportunity zone fund and positioned the legendary Transamerica Pyramid block for sale, its first change in ownership since 1969. He was a member of the Aegon Real Assets Investment Committee. He has a B.S. in Finance from the State University of New York and a J.D. from the University of Toledo, College of Law.
Joanne Minieri, CPA, serves as Senior 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 which include approximately 6,100 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, 10 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 was 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., Hofstra University, NEW (NonTraditional Employment of Women) and NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate and co-chairs its annual National Women in Real Estate Symposium.
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.
Frank Patafio serves as a Senior Executive Vice President, Senior Managing Director, US Investments for RXR Realty. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing new investment initiatives for RXR throughout the United States. Since joining RXR in 2010, Mr. Patafio has worked closely with senior management in acquiring more than $20 billion of assets encompassing over 25 million square feet and over 6,000 residential units. Prior to his current role, Mr. Patafio was the head of the Investment Management Group where he led the investment and asset management teams.
Previously, Mr. Patafio was a partner and CFO and one of the original members of the Praedium Group, a real estate investor in distressed debt and value-added opportunities throughout the U.S. and was involved with over $6.9 billion of investments made from 1933 through 2009. Mr. Patafio worked closely with the partners in developing the Praedium Group’s policies and processing for acquisitions, asset management, dispositions, financing and financial reporting. Prior to the he was a Director in the Mortgage Products Group at Credit Suisse First Boston and a Senior Manager at E&Y Kenneth Leventhal, a public accounting and consulting firm, where he worked on numerous debt financings and restructurings. Mr. Patafio has worked in all areas of real estate, including acquisitions, loan organizations, workouts and valuations.
Mr. Patafio also serves as an Independent Director of Northfield Bank, a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ. As a member of the Board, he also serves as the Audit Committee Chairman and sits on the loan and risk committees. 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 received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Johns University and his MBA (with Distinction) in Finance from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and is a CPA.
Frank Pusinelli, RA
As a SrEVP, Mr. Pusinelli serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Company’s operating assets including commercial, residential and logistics assets. He oversees marketing, leasing and property management. He is responsible for all business planning, budgeting and operational activities. Frank oversees the physical due diligence and revenue and expense underwriting for potential acquisitions as well as the immediate and long-term capital improvement plans, asset repositioning strategies and design ideas. He oversees all tenant improvement and capital construction projects for the Company’s operating assets. Frank sets policies, procedures and goals within the segment in keeping with the direction provided for the Company by the Executive Management Team.
Frank joined RXR in 1999. During his tenure at RXR, he has participated in the acquisition of tens of millions of square feet and overseen the execution of well over $2 billion 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.
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 at 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.
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.
Brian Cheeseman serves as Executive Vice President, Investment Management Group at RXR Realty. Mr. Cheeseman leads the asset management efforts for RXR’s operating assets for all product types, currently a portfolio valued at over $18B and containing over 28 mm square feet and over 5,000 rental units primarily in the northeast United States. Mr. Cheeseman joined RXR in 2012. During his tenure he has executed on over $5 billion of loan financings, negotiated and closed over 20 single asset and portfolio dispositions, and led or assisted in lease negotiations throughout the portfolio.
Previously, Mr. Cheeseman was a Director at Tishman Speyer. During his tenure he was responsible for the asset management of the New York region (excluding Rockefeller Center) which included 17 assets containing 12 million square feet of class A office space in the tri-state area, and previously the acquisition and development of residential, office, and mixed-use projects, and the asset management of over 11,000 market and rent stabilized apartments in Manhattan. Prior to Tishman Speyer Mr.
Cheeseman was in investment banking at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. focusing on real estate and transportation. Mr. Cheeseman is a graduate of Wake Forest University, holds a Master of Science in Accountancy, Bachelor of Analytical Finance, and is a CPA (not in public practice).
Greg Clancy is an Executive Vice President of the company’s Construction Services Division. In his time at RXR Mr. Clancy has overseen billions of dollars of construction work, representing millions of square feet of residential, office and industrial product all across the New York City Metro Area.
Prior to joining RXR, Mr. Clancy served as a Senior Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation where he was the co-head of the NYCEDC’s $3 Billion Capital Program Department. While at the NYCEDC, he managed dozens of projects including the renovation of the Strand Theater in downtown Brooklyn, the construction of the Coney Island Steeplechase and B&B Carousel Building, and the New York Harbor Siphon, a 9,500ft tunnel between Staten Island and Brooklyn. Prior to serving at the NYCEDC, he worked as a project manager for Turner Construction Company in New York, and as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps where he served as an Engineer Officer in various locations including Iraq. Mr. Clancy holds a BS from the United States Naval Academy, and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He is a Bronx native and currently lives with his wife Meaghan and their four sons on City Island in the Bronx.
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.
Joseph Graziose, Sr.
Joseph Graziose Sr. serves as the Executive Vice President of Residential Development and Construction at RXR Realty. Mr. Graziose joined RXR as a Project Executive in August 2007, where he directed the completion of sales and construction of the 192-unit Ritz-Carlton Residences, Inner Harbor, Baltimore. Mr. Graziose currently oversees multiple residential developments on Long Island, NY. Said developments include The Ritz-Carlton Luxury Condominiums at North Hills with a total of 244 units, the Garvies Point Development in Glen Cove, a waterfront community with a total of 1,110 units and 75,000 sq. ft. of commercial and retail space. Mr. Graziose additionally oversees Village Square, also located in Glen Cove, a multi-family rental property inclusive of 146 units and approximately 17,000 sq. ft. in commercial and retail space. Mr. Graziose is also responsible for Engineers Country Club, a 138-acre private golf course in Roslyn Harbor. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing and directing all operations and construction as well as sales and marketing of the projects. Prior to joining RXR, Mr. Graziose was President of Paramount Development, a leading builder on Long Island for over 25 years.
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.
Michael O’Leary serves as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of RXR Realty. Mr. O’Leary was named the Chief Financial Officer in January 2020 and in this capacity, he oversees all financial, strategic planning, capital markets and investor relations activities. Mr. O’Leary joined RXR as a Capital Markets & Strategic Planning Associate in 2007. During his tenure, Mr. O’Leary’s responsibilities have grown to include participation in RXR’s long-term strategic planning initiatives and 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 has been a leader in the establishment of RXR’s Fund Accounting and Fund Portfolio Management disciplines and has held a variety of leadership roles with the organization, including Executive Vice President of Capital Markets and Director of Property Accounting.
Before 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.
Russell Young serves as Executive Vice President, Investment Management Group at RXR Realty. Mr. Young is responsible for executing on new investments at the firm including sourcing, structuring, underwriting, and closing of transactions.
Mr. Young also participates in fundraising initiatives for the company, including joint-ventures and co-investments, as well as significant asset management objectives. Since joining RXR in 2010, Mr. Young has been involved in over $15.0 billion of investment activity at the firm. Mr. Young holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Rutgers University and is involved in various non-profit causes.
In his role as a consultant to RXR, Richard Conniff partners with RXR as a special advisor to RXR’s logistics business and other strategic initiatives.
Previously, Mr. Conniff served as Chief Operating Officer of RXR Realty and Portfolio Manager for the Tri-State Prime Property Venture LLC. In his capacity as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Conniff oversaw the Property Management and Leasing departments. Mr. Conniff joined Reckson in 1994 as a Senior Financial Analyst and was promoted to Corporate Senior Vice President of Investments and Chairman of the Investment Committee. Mr. Conniff was responsible for the analysis of all investment opportunities including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and structured finance investments as well as the related due diligence, negotiation and closing of said transactions.
From 1992-1994, Mr. Conniff was employed by Cushman & Wakefield as a Financial Manager and Portfolio Manager with responsibility for the supervision and financial management of a three million square foot portfolio on Long Island. From 1989-1992, Mr. Conniff was employed by VMS Realty Partners as Vice President of Asset Management.
Mr. Conniff serves as a board member of several charitable educational foundations and was recently elected Vice Chairman of the Old Westbury College Foundation Inc. Mr. Conniff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the City University of New York.
In his role as a consultant to RXR, Seth Pinsky partners with RXR as a special advisor to its New York Metro Emerging Sub-Market Fund and public affairs initiatives.
Previously, Mr. Pinsky was an Executive Vice President and Investment Manager of the RXR New York Metro Emerging Sub-Market Strategy. In this role, Mr. Pinsky led RXR’s efforts to invest in “emerging opportunities” in New York City and the surrounding New York Metro Area, focusing on asset classes and geographic regions that have historically been characterized by underinvestment, but that have significant growth potential due to planned or in-place infrastructure and other relevant characteristics.
Prior to joining RXR, Mr. 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.
Mr. 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 New York City’s underlying economy and investing in its critical infrastructure.
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.
RXR’s Core Values
We believe in doing the right thing – we are values-driven
We believe in leading with bold ideas – we are innovative
We believe in striving for excellence – we go above and beyond
We believe in cultivating trusted relationships – we believe in building enduring partnerships
We believe in acting like an owner – we are accountable
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 meticulous cost control, our development process is fully integrated from conception to completion.
Our comprehensive approach to planning, design and execution of full-scale projects leverages an experienced and insightful team, ensuring 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 comprised of commercial, retail, residential and mixed-use properties as well as public private partnerships.
Leasing & Sales
From Class-A commercial office space to luxury apartments, our team is dedicated to achieving leasing success 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.