Scott Rechler is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 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 projects: the LaGuardia Airport and World Trade Center redevelopment programs. In 2017, Governor Cuomo nominated Scott to the Board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a position he held until February 2019.
Scott takes great pride in enhancing the local communities where RXR operates. He is Chairman of the Regional Plan Association, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the infrastructure of the tri-state region, and on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York. As a member of the NYU Real Estate Institute Advisory Committee, he provides support to the Institute’s leadership in advancing its role as one of the world’s leading centers of real estate research. He also serves on the Boards of The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center.
He serves as a Board member of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the research hub of Northwell Health, and Trustee of the Long Island Children’s Museum. Scott is also co-Chair of the Tribeca Film Institute, Chairman of the Center for Social Innovation, and Board Member of the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, a community action group.
Scott is a graduate of Clark University and earned an MS in Real Estate from The Schack Institute at New York University.