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This site has been created by Vortex Group, LLC to explore various ways of reducing real estate costs.

Vortex is a  boutique NYC corporate real estate advisory firm exclusively representing tenants. Our NYC provides our clients with fully integrated real estate services, including: Transaction Management, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Workforce and Location Planning, Subleases and Dispositions, Portfolio/Lease Administration, Capital Markets, Sustainability, Industrial/Supply Chain, and Facilities Management.

Jonathan Rudes –

(212) 486.0579


Selected as one of the top 50 dealmakers in New York City in 2005 by Real Estate Weekly, Mr. Rudes is a Senior Vice President of Cresa Long Island. Mr. Rudes has been involved in the Commercial Real Estate Industry since 1976. Included among his many accomplishments are the conceptualization and creation of the New York Information Technology Center in 1995 which many consider the lynch-pin for the revitalization of downtown Manhattan.

After completing the lease-up of the New York Information Technology Center, Mr. Rudes went on to assist the New York City’s Economic Development Corporation in creating the Plug ‘N’ Go Program. This program included 13 office buildings in the heart of what has become known as “Silicon Alley”. This cooperative marketing program offered low cost, state of the art office space to over 750,000 square feet of emerging technology companies. The 6 Plug ‘N’ Go buildings that Mr. Rudes ran account for over 400,000 square feet of the program.

In 1987 Jonathan Rudes represented The Securities Industry Automation Corporation in its acquisition of over 400,000 square feet in MetroTech. As the first tenant in the MetroTech complex it is credited as the factor that spurred the development of the 4 million square foot urban office park on the campus of the Polytechnic University in downtown Brooklyn.

In 1998 Mr. Rudes worked with Halpern Real Estate to reposition Ardsley Park into a Science and Technology Center. The project provided a significant economic boost to Westchester County’s technology sector.

Mr. Rudes is a graduate of Northeastern University, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Transportation Science. He is an Adjunct Professor of Real Estate at New York University and President of the Syosset Youth Athletic Council (SYAC) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Syosset Chamber of Commerce. He spent 15 years at Wm. A. White Grubb & Ellis rising to the level of Senior Vice President. From 1997 through 1999 he was a Senior Managing Director of Newmark & Co. Real Estate Inc. From 2001-2002 Mr. Rudes was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of William B. May International and from 2002 to 2005 a Senior Vice President at Winoker Real Estate Company, from 2005 through 2012 he was President of Delphi Real Estate .


Ralph has been involved in transactions with firms such as Bertelsmann, Weight Watchers, Ameriprise, Bankers Conseco Life, Bostwick Laboratories, Bioreclamation, American Tire Distributors, Amerisource Bergen, Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk and numerous other organizations

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