Meet the Team
In a career spanning 50 years, Mickey founded Rabina and presided over its growth into a fully diversified real estate development and investment firm, with assets across all major product types in 20 states. Mickey’s successful navigation of multiple business cycles has earned him a reputation as a leader in the industry, recognized for his creativity, tenacity, integrity and vigilance in identifying of over- and undervalued assets.
Mickey began his career in the 1970s, buying underperforming apartment buildings and transforming them through hands-on management. Since then, Mickey has led the firm’s acquisition and development of more than 25 million sf of residential, office, retail, and industrial real estate, with much of the portfolio consisting of previously underperforming assets, realizing their value through vision and determination.
In his role as President, Josh Rabina oversees Rabina’s financial and strategic activities.
Prior to joining Rabina, Josh co-founded and ran Sentinel Data Centers, a private developer and operator of mission critical data center real estate that remains an active affiliate of Rabina. Starting in 2002, Josh engineered the acquisition and repositioning of troubled assets in the wake of the dotcom crash, many with zero occupancy and complex construction challenges. By aligning all elements of the engineering, construction, capitalization and marketing strategies toward attracting long-term, investment-grade tenants, Josh delivered a solution that had not previously existed for this asset class. Under his leadership, Sentinel grew to become one of the largest national data center companies, executing over a billion dollars of construction and producing over two billion dollars of asset value.
Josh has recently focused on expanding the breadth and depth of the Rabina platform and pipeline and on integrating and continuing to grow the affiliated Sentinel platform.
Josh began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston in the corporate Mergers and Acquisition Group and subsequently the Private Equity Group. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Public Policy from Brown University.
Chief Operating Officer
Tom Vogel joined Rabina in 1989 and oversees the daily operations of the company, including finance, property and asset management, as well as human resources. Additionally, Tom oversees the portfolio of non-real-estate-based investments and has executed some of the company’s most challenging and complicated real estate transactions.
Tom led the restructuring of a portfolio of Mello Roos Bonds in California that were purchased at $.34 and sold over par. He also converted an unsecured guarantee claim into 50.1% ownership of a 400,000 sf office building in NYC that ultimately sold for $231 million. He has overseen the improvement of a Stanford White-designed office building in Midtown South that has appreciated in value during Rabina’s ownership from $100 psf to more than $1,500 psf. He has also coordinated the Skier’s Roundtable for 23 years, which has inspired the drive for creating community at all of Rabina’s properties, specifically in the latest development project at 520 Fifth Avenue.
Prior to joining Rabina, Tom worked in the U.S. House of Representatives, as the CFO of a private Art Dealer and as a vice president at Chase Manhattan Bank. Tom received his BA from Pomona College.
Executive Vice President,
Lynne Lawrence joined Rabina in 1989 and oversees a diversified portfolio of assets valued at more than $500 million. She is responsible for creating and implementing investment strategies for a significant portion of Rabina’s extensive portfolio, including more than 1,000 units of rental apartments in Florida, one million square feet of office buildings in North Carolina and New York and various retail assets in Florida and New York.
Over 30 years, Lynne has created partnerships with major players in the industry and enhanced Rabina’s reputation as a leading sponsor and reliable partner, as well as spearheaded Rabina’s expansion into new markets. She led the purchase of more than $1 billion of distressed debt from the RTC and FDIC in the 1990s. She repositioned a portfolio of 13 grocery-anchored shopping centers in Florida. She converted one of these locations into Rabina’s first ground-up development, a 150,000-sf building in the heart of South Beach and another into the premier rental tower in Ft. Lauderdale, developed in partnership with a major development firm. She also led the repositioning of an office tower in Charlotte’s central business district.
Lynne received her BA from Indiana University.
Senior Vice President,
Jennifer Rabina joined Rabina in 1998 as a senior asset manager, and over the course of her career, she has managed the investment strategy of some of the company’s most high-profile assets, totaling more than $500 million in value.
Additionally, she was a key player as the company transitioned into development activities, leading the assemblage of a Midtown Manhattan development and an Amazon fulfillment center in Connecticut. Currently, she is a key member of the team in the design and development of 520 Fifth Avenue, a 67-story mixed-use boutique skyscraper and private member’s club.
Jennifer received her BA from Stanford and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Senior Vice President
Zach Weinman joined Rabina in 2014. He oversees and manages the firm’s compliance program. In addition, Mr. Weinman is a senior member of the acquisitions team and asset manager of a portfolio of industrial and mixed-use assets in Massachusetts.
Prior to Rabina, Zach was an attorney at Holland & Knight LLP where he practiced in the intellectual property litigation group. Zach received his BA from Yale and his JD from Boston University School of Law.
Vice President, Finance
Mike DeLuca has been the Controller at Rabina since 2000. He is responsible for leading the accounting department and oversees all Treasury functions, including the handling of funds and financial reporting. Mike also manages a portfolio of partnership interests in a portfolio that includes 33 assets spanning 17 states and more than 3,000,000 sf of office, industrial and retail properties.
Prior to joining Rabina, Mike was the CFO of Astron Management Corp., a major shipping company where he oversaw all aspects of business and financial operations in New York and Greece.
Mike received his BS from Pace University.
Ian Michael Klein
Vice President, Development
Ian Michael Klein joined Rabina in 2020, and he directs and oversees all aspects of project development, design and construction across Rabina’s extensive development pipeline. He currently is leading a large team of professionals on the development of 520 Fifth Avenue, a 67-story mixed-use boutique skyscraper and private member’s club.
Prior to joining Rabina Properties, Ian led the execution of real estate development projects for Corigin Development, where he was responsible for leading the development of The Towers by Foster + Partners, a 2.2-million-sf mixed-use tower in Miami, and the Residences at Brynwood, a 300,000-sf luxury residential community designed by Deborah Berke Partners, among other projects. Ian also worked at Macklowe Properties, where he was the development and construction lead for 737 Park Avenue and 150 E 72nd Street, both designed by Handel Architects, with combined sales in excess of $1 billion. Additionally, he led the predevelopment process for 200 East 59th Street, designed by CetraRuddy.
Ian earned a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. Ian is also Lecturer in Architecture and Real Estate at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where he serves as Director of the schools Certificate in Real Estate program.