Fred Rudd, president and founder of Rudd Realty, has spent his entire professional career in real estate. He knows the business from the ground up and is equally comfortable inspecting a boiler or developing a financial plan. Fred prides himself on his ability to solve mechanical problems and to walk through a building and pick out the systems that need work. He began learning this in the late 1970s when he was an assistant property manager, spending his days on-site at buildings. In 1983-84, he managed Clinton Hill apartments, the 14-building, 1,225-unit complex that was the second largest co-op conversion in New York State. After that, he formed his own property management firm which, after a merger, evolved into Rudd Realty Management Corp.
Fred puts his keen business sense and extensive knowledge of real estate to work with Rudd Realty-managed properties to maximize their value. He is an industry leader and has received numerous honors that include the Special Award for Excellence in Management and the prestigious Emma Lazarus Award, both given by the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York (ABO), and a Management Achievement Award from Habitat Magazine. Fred has also written for and been quoted in such publications as Habitat magazine and The Cooperator and Real Estate Weekly, and has a regular column in The Mann Report. Fred is a designated Registered Apartment Manager (RAM), and has served as co-chairman of the Residential Management Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York, as a co-founder and director of the Association of Cooperative and Condominium Managers (ACCM), and as a director of ABO. He is the son of the late Philip Rudd, a respected real estate developer.
With over 25 years in real estate, Steven Furman has been involved in nearly every area of residential property management. He has managed numerous luxury properties and supervised large staffs while also taking a hands-on role in daily operations and maintenance, enhancing his management skills through his background in finance. Steve began his real estate career with another well-known management and brokerage company where he rose to executive vice president. Prior to joining Rudd Realty in 2001, Steve was the senior managing agent for a large developer/owner/manager in New York. In addition to his property management responsibilities, he was in charge of hiring and supervising general contractors and representing building owners and associations in management and labor/management disputes. He received a B.A. in Business Administration from Emory University.
Gloria Amorini-French has more than 30 years of experience in real estate finances and manages Rudd Realty’s highly regarded back-office operations. She is the recipient of a Management Achievement Award in Finances from Habitat Magazine. As head of the accounting department, she focuses on managing risk and monitoring cash flow. Her responsibilities include financial planning and due diligence. Gloria is instrumental in the annual budgeting process for both general building operations and capital planning, which may include securing mortgages and financing. She and her staff work with the buildings’ accountants to ensure an efficient and smooth annual audit process, making certain that financial statements are completed in a timely manner. Gloria handles the insurance placement for all of our managed properties, working to obtain the most comprehensive coverage at the best pricing.
Meryl Sacks began her career in Real Estate Management in 1987 representing M.J. Raynes, a dynamic company responsible for the conversion of over 100 buildings to cooperatives, and condominiums. Meryl maintained management, development and post conversion responsibilities for 10 luxury buildings in the portfolio. As Director of Management/Senior Account Executive at Charles H. Greenthal Management from 1996 to 2015, Meryl directed all aspects of diversified real estate management, including but not limited to fulfillment and delivery of management services within the portfolio and development of new financial and operating systems including digital solutions. Meryl recently joined the firm of Rudd Realty Management, as the Director of Management and is actively involved in day to day operations, staff training, financial analysis, emergency preparedness, implementation of Board policies and procedures, capital improvement projects and the development of long term capital plans. Meryl brings an additional focus on quality of life, safety and security and the enhancement of asset value to each of the buildings under our management.
Timothy Fine is a 30 year veteran in the field of cooperative and condominium management. While at Columbia University and, upon graduation, he was employed at Leber Katz Partners working on the Utica Mutual Insurance account. In 1978 he joined the Fifth Madison Corporation and, acting as Owners Representative, managed 342 Madison Avenue, an approximate 750,000 square foot office building, assisting in its marketing and sale in 1980. After working as a promotional real estate broker in both New York and Connecticut commercial and residential sales and leasing, he joined Brown Harris Stevens in 1983 to manage select and prominent residential accounts. In 1985 he joined Charles H. Greenthal Management helping to transform that company into a successful managing agency for residential Cooperatives and Condominiums serving on the insurance committee of the New York Real Estate Board for over a decade. In mid- 2015, he joined Rudd Realty Management (Managing Director) to work closely with Frederick Rudd, Steve Furman and Gloria Amorini-French to help direct corporate development and focus on sharing the highly respected Rudd property management techniques and personal service with both current and new clients.