Rudin Appoints Mehul J. Patel as Head of Commercial Office

 Rudin, a full-service real estate organization and one of New York City’s largest private owners, operators and developers of best-in-class real estate, announced that Mehul J. Patel has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial Office.

In this newly-created position, Patel will oversee all disciplines related to Rudin’s 10.5 million square foot commercial office portfolio. Among his many responsibilities, Patel will supervise asset management, property management, development, leasing and marketing, as well as operational and capital expenditures across Rudin’s 16 commercial buildings.

Patel comes to Rudin from Midtown Equities, where he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, he led deal execution for development, leasing and asset management across the firm’s portfolio and investment pipeline. He also previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Midwood Investment & Development.

In addition to his private sector accomplishments, Patel spent seven-and-a-half years shaping major economic development initiatives, first as Vice President of the Moynihan Station Development Corporation and then as Chief Operating Officer & Chief of Staff at Empire State Development.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mehul to the Rudin team,” said Michael Rudin, Executive Vice President at Rudin. “Throughout his career, Mehul has demonstrated a great understanding and ability to invest wisely in dynamic environments designed to attract and inspire New Yorkers. We look forward to Mehul putting his expertise to work across our commercial portfolio.”

Mehul added: “I’m excited to join Rudin, a company and family that’s known for its dedication to the business community and synonymous with the advancement of New York City. I look forward to working with the entire Rudin team on their world-class commercial portfolio.”

Patel currently serves on the Board of the Coro New York Leadership Center and is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, which previously recognized him with their Global 40 Under 40 award. He also serves as a Director on the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University teaching Public Private Partnerships in Real Estate Development. He holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Urban Studies from Yale University.

About Rudin 

Rudin is a full-service real estate organization, and one of New York City’s largest private owners, operators and developers of best-in-class real estate. Among its real estate holdings are 16 commercial office buildings containing approximately 10.5 million square feet of space and 17 apartment buildings comprising over four million square feet of residences. For more information about Rudin, please visit

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