Cody A. Ruegger

Cody A. Ruegger

Counsel, Real Estate

Cody Ruegger advises developers, management companies, public companies, REITs, institutional investors, private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, high-net-worth individuals, landlords and tenants on commercial real estate matters, including portfolio and single-asset acquisitions and dispositions, restructurings, financings, joint ventures, ground leases and office leases.


Mr. Ruegger’s experience includes the representation of:

  • AIR in its joint venture with Blackstone for a $510 million portfolio of multi-family properties and related $395 million securitized financing
  • APL Group in securing a multi-property revolving construction loan facility of up to $150 million
  • Brookfield Properties in its approximately 222,000 square foot lease to 660 Fifth Avenue anchor tenant Macquarie Group
  • Brookfield Properties in the $153 million mortgage and mezzanine refinancing of Washington, D.C.’s Victor Building
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in originating a multi-property mortgage and mezzanine construction loan and revolving manufactured home acquisition loan
  • Safehold, Inc. in various acquisition/ground leaseback transactions, including for laboratory and mall condominium units in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Toll Brothers, Inc. in a $750 million development platform joint venture with Equity Residential
  • Toll Brothers, Inc. in a joint venture with Sculptor for urban high-rise condominium communities

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Ruegger assisted a metals manufacturer in the acquisition and ground lease of an aluminum rolling mill and related real estate, and a developer in the acquisition of an art deco skyscraper in Manhattan.

Mr. Ruegger also maintains an active pro bono practice. He has advised New York Restoration Project in connection with its stewardship of various parks and related public amenities in New York City.

Mr. Ruegger was recognized in Best Lawyers 2023’s Ones To Watch list.



  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2015
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 2010


  • New York

Cody A. Ruegger