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Scott Rechler

Chairman & CEO

RXR Realty

New York, NY, USA

Scott Rechler

Biography

Scott Rechler is Chairman and CEO of RXR Realty LLC., a multi-billion-dollar private real estate company and one of the largest owners, managers, and developers of real estate in the New York Tri-State area. Scott formed RXR after the sale of Reckson Associates Realty Corp (“Reckson”) to SL Green in January 2007, one of the largest public Real Estate management buyouts in REIT history.

In 2011, Scott was appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. As Chairman of the Board and Vice Chairman of the Capital Planning Committee, Scott oversaw two of New York City’s most ambitious recent projects: the LaGuardia Airport and World Trade Center redevelopment programs. In 2017, Scott was nominated by Governor Cuomo to the Board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where he served until February 2019.

Scott takes great pride in enhancing the local communities where RXR operates. He is Chairman of the Regional Plan Association, a member of the NYU Real Estate Institute Advisory Committee, and on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of NY. He also serves on the Boards of The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center.

Scott also serves as a Board member of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Trustee at the Long Island Children’s Museum, and co-Chair of the Tribeca Film Institute. He is also on the Board of the Drum Major Institute and is Chairman of the Center for Social Innovation.

Scott is a graduate of Clark University and earned an MS in Real Estate at The Schack Institute at New York University.

Scott Rechler’s Newsfeed

Newsday
LIA, RXR, Urban League officials answer coronavirus questions

Scott Rechler, Chairman & CEO of RXR Realty, joined a panel of Long Island leaders to discuss what it will take to restart the local economy, potential business strategies in place to preserve public health, and more related to coronavirus.

Real Estate Weekly
Cuomo taps industry leaders to help reopen New York

Scott Rechler, Chairman & CEO at RXR Realty, was among the over 100 business, community and civic leaders from industries across the state appointed to the New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board. The group will plan how and when phased re-opening will proceed and what new guidelines will have to be followed to allow the economy to restart safely.

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Scott Rechler’s Background

Chairman & CEO
Jan 2007 - Present
New York, NY, USA
New York's leading Tri-State real estate company. RXR Realty is one of the largest owners, managers & developers in the New York Tri-State area.

Current Non-Executive Positions

Chairman
2017 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Mr. Rechler is Chairman of the Board and a member of the Executive Committee of the Regional Plan Association (RPA). The RPA works to improve the prosperity, infrastructure, sustainability & quality of life of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region.
Board of Directors
2015 - Present
New York, NY, USA
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is the research branch of the Northwell Health enterprise, headquartered in NY. The Institute comprises more than 1,500 clinicians, scientists & staff who work in laboratories & clinical research programs in collaboration with clinicians & patients throughout the many facilities of Northwell Health.
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Philanthropy

Board of Trustees
New York, NY, USA
Long Island Children’s Museum is a learning space devoted to the busy work of play. Our exhibits, programs & performances fuel creativity & collaboration to inspire millions of aha moments. At the Museum, children master skills & uncover passions that will stay with them throughout their lives.

Media

A Conversation on Workplace Safety and Reopening the Economy
May 2020
Axios Co-founder Mike Allen hosted a conversation on the future of workplace safety with RXR Realty CEO Scott Rechler and Caryn Seidman-Becker, the CEO of biometric identity company CLEAR.
Panel Guest
May 2020
Melville, NY, USA
Scott Rechler, Chairman & CEO of RXR Realty, took part in a panel to discuss what it will take to restart the Long Island economy, potential business strategies in place to preserve public health, and more related to coronavirus.
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Awards

The 2020 Real Estate Power 100 (#4)
Apr 2020
New York, NY, USA
City & State’s Real Estate Power 100 identifies the key executives, elected officials, appointees, advocates and others at this intersection of real estate development and public policy.

Public Service

Board of Directors
Jun 2017 - Feb 2019
New York, NY, USA
Mr. Rechler was nominated by Governor Cuomo & confirmed by the state Senate to the Board of Directors. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is North America's largest transportation network, serving a population of 15.3 million people across a 5,000 square mile area surrounding New York City through Long Island, southeastern New York State & Connecticut.
Vice Chairman & Chairman
2011 - 2016
New York, NY, USA
The Port Authority of NY & NJ builds, operates, and maintains critical transportation and trade assets, including an extensive network of aviation, rail, surface transportation, and seaport facilities.

Scott Rechler’s Education

1985 - 1989
MS in Real Estate, The Schack Institute of Real Estate