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    Neil L. Rubler

    Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer
    Candlebrook Properties
    745 Fifth Avenue, 29th Floor
    New York, NY 10151
    (212) 413-0850

    Neil L. Rubler is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of Candlebrook Properties, LLC, formerly known as Vantage Properties, a New York City-based real estate investment firm that specializes in buying run-down rental buildings, renovating them, and renting them out at higher rates.

    Rubler, who grew up in Scarsdale, NY, got into the real estate business by marrying Allison Lane in 1998. The union made Rubler the son-in-law to Richard Lane, the president of the Olnick Organization, which Rubler joined in 2000 and where he served as executive vice president and then chief operating officer. Before joining his wife's family business, Rubler worked as an associate at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, an investment bank that Credit Suisse acquired in 2002.

    In 2005, backed by private equity investors, Rubler stuck out on his own with Vantage (later Candlebrook), with the acquisition of 130 rent-regulated apartment buildings, mostly in Queens. Many of the firm's New York City investments, made at the top of the previous market and fueled with debt, went sour because getting rid of rent-regulated tenants proved more difficult than projected. In 2010, then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sued Vantage Properties, alleging harassment of rent-regulated tenants. The sides later settled.

    Rubler has served on the executive committee of the Wharton Real Estate Center and the non-profit advocacy group Association for a Better New York. He sits on the board of directors of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and the Rent Stabilization Association, a trade association that advocates on behalf of property owners. He received a BA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and an MBA from The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia.

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    745 Fifth Avenue, 29th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 413-0850
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