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 Industry Veteran to Manage Leasing for RXR’s Premier New Jersey Portfolio

SHORT HILLS, N.J. (JULY 18, 2012)– RXR Realty LLC (“RXR”), a leading real estate operating and investment company in the New York Tri-State region, today announced the hiring of Sam Buckley to serve as Senior Vice President of Leasing. 

Most recently a Senior Vice President at CBRE,Buckley has more than 25 years of real estate industry experience. In his new role, Buckley will be responsible for directing the leasing activity for RXR’s premier New Jersey portfolio, including such world-class properties as 51, 101 and 103 JFK Parkway in Short Hills, One Giralda Farms in Madison, and University Square in Princeton.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sam to the RXR team and are confident that his extensive experience, deep industry relationships and tremendous understanding of the regional commercial real estate marketplace will serve us well as we continue to execute on our leasing and marketing strategies for our premier New Jersey properties," said Todd Rechler, Co-COO of RXR and President of RXR Construction and Development. "Sam has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership and professionalism throughout his career, which is complementary to RXR’s culture and business approach.”

At CBRE, Buckley focused on corporate tenant representation and agency representation for large Class A office properties in New Jersey. In 2002, Buckley was named CBRE’s top producer in New Jersey. Buckley also previously served as a Senior Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he started the firm’s New Jersey office with two other senior partners, and was formerly Vice President of Marketing for SJP Properties, where he was responsible for the marketing and leasing of a 2.5-million square-foot, Class A office portfolio.

"I have always had the utmost respect for RXR and look forward to working with the New Jersey team to further build on the company’s track record of success and reputation as the New York metropolitan area’s landlord of choice for leading corporations," said Buckley. "I am excited to leverage my years of experience executing complex transactions and my expertise in market analysis to support the company’s momentum and identify new opportunities.”

Buckley’s career experience includes the planning and development coordination for master-planned commercial and residential projects, as well as facilitating all stages of lease and sale transactions from initial inspection through occupancy or closing. He is also experienced in developing market analysis for investment or sale purposes.

Throughout his career, Buckley has executed major transactions on behalf of such high-caliber companies as AIG, Cisco, Cytec, Merrill Lynch, MetLife, NPS Pharmaceuticals, Prudential, Schering-Plough, Towers Perrin and Virgin Mobile. He has also represented numerous landlords including BPG, Cornerstone, Falcon, KBS and STRS Ohio.

About RXR

RXR Realty LLC (“RXR”) is a vertically integrated, private real estate company with expertise in investment management, property management, development, design, construction, leasing and financing. RXR’s core growth strategy is focused on New York City and the surrounding tri-state area markets.  RXR is one of the largest owners, managers, and developers in the New York tri-state area, with interests in approximately $4.7 billion of assets, comprised of 106 operating properties containing approximately 18.0 million square feet. For information about RXR, visit

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07/18/2012 - 14:12



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