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In June, Mitch Rudin took the reins as Brookfield Office Properties’s president and C.E.O. of U.S. Commercial Operations following news that Ric Clark would relinquish his role as president of the Canadian firm, which controls downtown’s World Financial Center, while remaining on as C.E.O. of corporate operations. Last week, Mr. Rudin, 58, assessed his progress.
The Commercial Observer: So, why don’t you assess your progress over your first 60 days at Brookfield?
Mr. Rudin: It’s been terrific. I wouldn’t quite call this my midterm report card, but I’ve been here for two months, and to the extent that there have been any surprises they’ve all been pleasant.
What kind of surprises?
Our Jotham Sederstrom caught up with Ric Clark, president of downtown Manhattan’s biggest office landlord, Brookfield, just as news of major moves at the firm trickled out. Chiefly, CB Richard Ellis exec Mitch Rudin would leave that firm after more than two decades to head Brookfield’s U.S. operations.
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CB Richard Ellis New York Tri-State Region President Mitchell Rudin is leaving the firm to be U.S. chief executive of Brookfield Office Properties, by far downtown’s largest landlord, whose properties include the World Financial Center.
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Choosing his words carefully, John Powers, chairman of the tri-state region for CB Richard Ellis, told a room full of reporters on April 8 that “conspicuous consumption is no longer socially in.” His delicacy was understandable, representative, as he is, of countless landlords with conspicuously ostentatious buildings.
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