Parkin retired at the end of 2019 after serving 12 years as a member of the senior management team at The Rockefeller Group, an owner, developer and manager of high-quality commercial real estate, and a provider of real estate, real estate investment management and telecommunications services to commercial and institutional clients. He led the legal team in the acquisition of majority stakes in TA Realty and Europa Capital, real estate investment management platforms based in Boston and London, respectively, with over $15 billion of AUM, and in the successful launch of The Rockefeller Group’s first US real estate private equity fund.
Previously, Parkin worked at New York Life for over 20 years where he rose to head the legal team supporting the Fixed Income Investment Group, Guaranteed Products, corporate governance, cash management and derivatives. Over the course of his career with New York Life, his responsibilities have included distressed investments, restructurings and bankruptcies, M&A, private equity, venture capital, insurance regulations, and real estate, where he headed the real estate legal team for seven years, including the recession years of the early ‘90s.
Parkin is a graduate of New York University School of Law, which he attended after four years as an engineer designing and testing jet engines for General Electric. His legal career also includes stints at the law firm of Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood and at American Express Company. He has been honored for his activities in support of the APA community by NAPABA, AALDEF, AABANY and the New York Immigration Coalition.