William C. Rudin Immediate Past Chair, The Real Estate Roundtable The Real Estate Roundtable Co-Chairman & CEO Rudin Management Company, Inc.
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.