The Real Deal New York

Movers and shakers

January 01, 2017 01:00PM

Tripp Lyons, Alexa Klein and Elan Teichman

Eastern Consolidated has promoted Tripp Lyons, Alexandra Rossland, Ted Volynets and Peter Aarts. Each now holds the title of director. All four were previously associate directors. 

Attorney Alexa Klein has joined Joshua Stein, a commercial real estate law firm. She previously worked at Latham & Watkins and is currently a co-owner of Yogi Beans, a yoga studio for children.

Cignature Realty TRData LogoTINY has hired Elan Teichman as an investment sales representative specializing on the Upper West Side. He was previously an analyst at CB Alliance, a boutique private equity firm.

Jeff Crisalli has joined Rutenberg as a sales agent. He comes from Plaza Real Estate.


Jack Rudin, a second-generation leader of one of New York’s storied real estate dynasties, died in December 2016. He was 92.

Rudin last served as chairman of Rudin Management Company, which he and his brother led for a number of years. His father, Samuel Rudin, started the company in 1924, eventually passing the business on to Jack and his brother, Lewis, in the 1970s. As president of the company, Jack Rudin oversaw the construction and design of several residential and commercial buildings in Manhattan, including 345 Park Avenue, 3 Times Square, 1 Battery Park Plaza, 215 East 68th Street and 211 East 70th Street.

He was born on June 28, 1924, in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx, but his family moved to Manhattan when he was young. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, serving as a staff sergeant under General George Patton. Rudin was part of the Rolling W combat unit, which liberated the Ohrdruf concentration camp from Nazi forces.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Lewis and Jack led their father’s company by clearly separating their duties: Lewis handled the financials, while Jack focused on construction. Following Lewis’ death in 2001, his children and nephews stepped in to run the company. Lewis Rudin’s son, William Rudin, serves as the company‘s CEO, and Jack Rudin’s son, Eric Rudin, is president.

Jack Rudin is survived by his wife, Susan; his children, Eric, Madeleine and Katherine; his grandchildren, Grant Johnson and Samuel and Nicholas Rudin; his nephew, William Rudin; and his niece, Beth Rudin DeWoody.

Robert Douglass, a lawyer who advised the Rockefellers and redefined Lower Manhattan as the founding chairman of the Alliance for Downtown New York, died at age 85 in December 2016. He was best known for serving as counsel and secretary to Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, the four-term Republican governor from New York. He later served as a general counsel and vice chairman at Chase, where Nelson’s brother David held several top roles. “Bob gave me wise and thoughtful counsel, never once letting me down,” David Rockefeller said in a statement to the New York Times after Douglass’ death. “He was always an honest broker to our family.” In 1995, Douglass became the first chairman of the Alliance for Downtown New York, the business improvement district, and is credited with helping to shape and revitalize Lower Manhattan, especially in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “He was a giant and a gentleman, and it is nearly impossible to overstate his influence on this neighborhood,” said Downtown Alliance President Jessica Lappin in a statement. “Lower Manhattan simply would not be what it is today without him.”