Rudin Appoints Mehul J. Patel as Chief Commercial Officer

Rudin, a full-service real estate organization and one of New York City’s largest private real estate owners, operators and developers, announced that Mehul J. Patel has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Chief of the trade 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 oversee asset management, property management, development, leasing and marketing, as well as operating and capital expenditure across Rudin’s 16 retail properties.

Patel joins Rudin from Midtown Equities, where he most recently served as chief operating officer. In this role, he led transaction execution for the development, leasing and management of assets across the firm’s portfolio and investment pipeline. He also previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Midwood Investment & Development.

In addition to his accomplishments in the private sector, 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 Director of the Operations and Chief of Staff at Empire State Development.

“We are delighted to welcome Mehul to the Rudin team,” said Michael Rudin, Executive Vice President of Rudin. “Throughout his career, Mehul has demonstrated a deep understanding and ability to invest wisely in dynamic environments designed to engage and inspire New Yorkers. We look forward to Mehul bringing its expertise to bear on our business portfolio. »

Mehul added, “I am thrilled to join Rudin, a company and family known for their dedication to business and synonymous with advancing New York City. I look forward to working with the entire Rudin team on their world-class business 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 honored him with its Global 40 Under 40 award. He is also a director of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and a professor adjunct at Columbia University, where he teaches 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 Roudin

Rudin is a full-service real estate organization and one of New York City’s largest private owners, operators and developers of prime real estate. Its real estate assets include 16 commercial office buildings comprising approximately 10.5 million square feet and 17 apartment buildings comprising over four million square feet of residences. For more information about Rudin, please visit

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