NEW YORK CITY—Brookfield Office Properties has named Paul Schulman COO and president of  US commercial operations. previously reported that the appointee replaced Mitch Rudin, president and CEO, who stepped down suddenly last month. However, the COO post is new and Brookfield has eliminated Rudin’s position.

Schulman has been named president and COO of responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company’s 57-million-square-foot U.S. office business. A 16-year executive at Brookfield who most recently oversaw its Washington, DC operations, Schulman will oversee asset management, leasing, and operations of Brookfield’s 63-property US portfolio located throughout New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Houston, Denver, Boston, Seattle and San Francisco. The properties comprise 57 million square feet.  

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