Vice Chairman and General Counsel
Jason Barnett serves as Vice Chairman and General Counsel of RXR Realty LLC (“RXR”), a multi-billion dollar private real estate company which was formed subsequent to the merger of Reckson Associates Realty Corp (“Reckson”) with SL Green, one of the largest public Real Estate management buyouts in REIT history. In this capacity he is involved in many aspects of the Company’s business and is responsible for all legal and compliance matters for the Company. Mr. Barnett is also responsible for corporate initiatives, overseeing the Company’s transactional and corporate activities. He was an integral part of the Reckson/SL Green merger successfully navigating Reckson through myriads of legal complexities to execute the transaction. Mr. Barnett is one of the founders of RXR. Prior to the Reckson/SL Green merger, Mr. Barnett served as Senior Executive Vice President - Corporate Initiatives, General Counsel and Secretary where he was integrally involved in the structuring and execution of over $6 billion of acquisitions, financings and capital market transactions. Mr. Barnett was at Reckson from 1996 until 2007 and during his tenure had been responsible for the coordination of all legal and compliance matters, and was involved in over $5 billion of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and financings. Mr. Barnett was also involved in approximately $2 billion of public securities offerings on behalf of Reckson. Mr. Barnett is also the Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and member of the Board of Directors, of RNY Property Trust (ASX: RNY), a public real estate company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Prior to joining Reckson, Mr. Barnett practiced in the corporate and securities department of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, LLP, an international law firm, where he focused on Capital Markets and Real Estate Investment Trusts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Real Estate Board of New York and is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.