Gerald W. Blume
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary
Gerald W. Blume is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary for Rockefeller Group. Mr. Blume joined the company in 1990 and during his tenure with Rockefeller Group he has accepted increasing responsibility and has played a significant role in a number of important transactions.
Mr. Blume has handled all aspects of real estate development and ownership for Rockefeller Group, including acquisitions and sales, financing, construction and leasing. He has negotiated 2 million sq. ft. of leases for a renovated 1271 Avenue of the Americas and negotiated the ground lease for the New York headquarters of Barclays. He was heavily involved in the acquisition of The Green at Florham Park and subsequent transactions that brought the New York Jets, BASF Corporation, Summit Medical and Pulte Homes to the project. He negotiated the purchase and financing of four CBD office buildings in Washington, D.C., Boston and San Francisco, as well as the financing, leasing and sales for several of them. He also negotiated with The City of New York to acquire a 5-acre site in Flushing, on which Rockefeller Group has successfully completed the first phase of an $800 million mixed-use project and is working on plans for a second phase. Mr. Blume also represented Rockefeller Group in connection with numerous large industrial developments around the country; a mixed-used town center project in Miramar, Florida; development of the International Trade Center in Mt. Olive, NJ; and significant leases in Rockefeller Center.
Prior to joining Rockefeller Group, Mr. Blume was an Associate at the New York City law firm Willkie Farr Gallagher.
Mr. Blume holds a BA degree from the University of Connecticut and a JD degree from Columbia Law School.