Mehul J. Patel has joined Rudin as SVP, head of commercial office. In the 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 COO. 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 COO 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 VP of the Moynihan Station Development Corporation and then as COO & chief of staff at Empire State Development.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).
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