Site visit: Dock 72

by Stern Real Estate Club


Fri, 09 Nov 2018

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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Dock 72




Join SREC as we visit Dock 72, joined by Rudin Development SVP Michael Rudin. Dock 72 is a 675,000sf development located within the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300-acre modern industrial campus that is centrally located on the Brooklyn waterfront between Williamsburg and DUMBO.

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.


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.

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