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Lincoln Center's 45th Annual Real Estate and Construction Council Gala

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Now in its 45th year, Lincoln Center's Real Estate and Construction Council Gala is considered one of the most important annual industry events and is attended by more than 700 of New York-area's leading members of the real estate and construction communities.  Recognizing the common interest in ensuring the health and vibrancy of New York City and the role the arts play in the city’s economy, the RECC has provided vital support and encouragement to the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund for over 40 years.  The Corporate Fund raises crucial unrestricted funding for the eight world-class performing arts organizations and two internationally-renowned educational institutions that constitute Lincoln Center. 

The Honorees

Scott Rechler is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of RXR Realty LLC (“RXR”), a multi-billion dollar private real estate company which was formed subsequent to 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.

Mr. Rechler served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board during Reckson’s dynamic growth throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Westchester and Connecticut.  Mr. Rechler was the architect of Reckson’s $300 million IPO in 1995 and $6.0 billion sale in 2007 generating over 700% total return to Reckson shareholders.

Since its formation in January 2007, Mr. Rechler has led RXR in becoming one of the largest owners, managers, and developers in the New York Tri-State area with interests in 90 commercial real estate properties and investments containing approximately 25.0 million square feet with an aggregate gross value of approximately $15.7 billion. In addition, RXR has a residential development pipeline of approximately 3,200 units.

In June 2011, Mr. Rechler was appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and served on such Board until October 2016.  During his Board tenure Mr. Rechler served as Vice Chairman of such Board, and as Chairman of the Port Authority’s Capital Planning Committee with responsibility for the Port’s $30 billion capital budget, including the World Trade Center redevelopment.  In May 2013, Mr. Rechler was appointed to represent Governor Cuomo on the Board of The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc.  In June 2017, Mr. Rechler was appointed by Gov. Cuomo to serve on the Board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  

Mr. Rechler prides himself on enhancing the communities where RXR operates.  As such, he serves as Chairman of the Regional Planning Association, is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, a Board member of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and a member of the NYU Real Estate Institute Advisory Committee.  In addition, Mr. Rechler serves on the Board of many of the regions top cultural institutions such as the Tribeca Film Institute where he serves as its co-Chairman of the Board, the Long Island Children’s Museum, The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc and the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Drum Major Institute and as Chairman of the Center for Social Innovation.

Mr. Rechler is a graduate of Clark University.  He also earned a Masters of Science degree in Real Estate at the New York University Schack Institute.

 

Michael Maturo is a founding Managing Partner and serves as President of RXR Realty LLC (“RXR”), a multi-billion dollar private real estate company which was formed subsequent to the sale of Reckson Associates Realty Corp (“Reckson”)(NYSE:RA) to SL Green, one of the largest public Real Estate management buyouts in REIT history.  In this capacity, he develops, implements and oversees RXR’s corporate strategy and investment fund and asset management businesses as well as all capital markets activities. Mr. Maturo is a member of RXR’s Investment Committee and its Board of Directors. He is also a Principal and member of the Investment Committee of RXR Real Estate Opportunity Fund, LLC, RXR Real Estate Value Add Fund LLC and RXR Emerging Markets Fund LLC and RXR Real Estate Value Added Fund III, LLC.

Prior to the Reckson/SL Green merger, Mr. Maturo served as President and a member of the Board of Directors at Reckson. Mr. Maturo was also Chairman of the Investment Committee and had oversight responsibility over the company’s allocation of capital. Mr. Maturo worked in tandem with the Company’s CEO in developing and implementing Reckson’s corporate and operating strategies.  Mr. Maturo was at Reckson from 1995 until January 2007 and during his tenure completed over $30 billion in capital markets transactions.

In addition, Mr. Maturo serves on a number of outside Boards and Committees including First Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association (LIA), as well as a Member of its Executive Committee and Chairman of its Economic Development Committee, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Foundation of Long Island, Member of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Advisory Board, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Diocese of Rockville Centre Pension Plan and Member of the Real Estate Roundtable. Mr. Maturo was appointed by Governor Cuomo in December 2012 to the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) where he served as Chairman of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and member of the Finance and Audit Committee and the Operations Transition Committee.  Mr. Maturo completed his tenure on the LIPA board in January 2014.

Real Estate and Construction Council

Co-Chairs

Lawrence B. Benenson

Gary Jacob

Jonathan L. Mechanic

Co-Chairs Emeriti

John J. Avlon

Peter L.Malkin, Esq.

Event Details

5:00 PM - Cocktail Reception

6:00 PM - Dinner and Award Presentation

7:30/8:00 PM - Performance of your choice

 

Performance Details

Guests can choose to attend one of the following performances:

7:30 PM - The Metropolitan Opera

Roméo et Juliette

Metropolitan Opera House

30 Lincoln Center Plaza

 

7:30 PM - New York City Ballet

ALL ROBBINS No. 2: The Goldberg VariationsLes Noces

David H. Koch Theater

Columbus Avenue at 63rd Street

 

8:00 PM - Lincoln Center Theater

Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY

Vivian Beaumont Theater

150 West 65th Street

 

8:00 PM - Cabaret in the Penthouse

Performance by Stephanie J. Block

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building

165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor

 

8:00 PM - Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Essentially Ellington Alumni Band

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

Broadway at 60th Street

Tables & Tickets

  • Premier Circle Table $50,000

    Add to Cart

    Twelve seats for dinner in VIP location, priority ticketing for the performance of your choice, Double Gold Page Ad in the journal, logo credit on full page New York Times ad, listing on print materials, and Lincoln Center Corporate Fund benefits

  • Gala Committee Table $35,000

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    Ten seats for dinner in PRIME location, priority ticketing for the performance of your choice, Gold Page Ad in the journal, company listing on full page New York Times ad, listing on print materials, and Lincoln Center Corporate Fund benefits

  • Benefactor Table $25,000

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    Ten seats for dinner in PREFERRED location, ticketing for the performance of your choice, Silver Page Ad in the journal, company listing on full page New York Times ad, listing on print materials, and Lincoln Center Corporate Fund benefits

  • Patron Table $15,000

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    Ten seats for dinner, ticketing for the performance of your choice, listing on print materials, and Lincoln Center Corporate Fund benefits

    (Note: Patron Tables located on the periphery of Grand Promenade, or on First Tier overlooking the Promenade)

  • Single Tickets $1,500

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    Seat(s) at dinner and performance of your choice

  • Contribution  

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    Contributions are fully tax-deductible. 

Questions

For information on journal advertisements or the gala, email [email protected] or call 212-875-5433.

Venue and Accessibility

David Geffen Hall

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

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