Henry Elghanayan

“We develop for the long term and bring value to everything we do. Our buildings are lasting and impactful, and set standards for excellence in architecture and design. At the same time, being authentic and genuine is important to our organization. We are building relationships with the communities who bring our spaces to life.” – Henry Elghanayan


Henry Elghanayan, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rockrose, is one of New York City’s most distinguished real estate developers. Since its founding in 1970, the company has developed, acquired or repositioned approximately 70 major projects encompassing 15,000 residential units, nearly 6 million square feet of office space and over 1 million square feet of retail space, totaling over 21 million square feet.

Best known for his visionary outlook and hands-on approach as owner, developer and manager, Mr. Elghanayan’s signature projects include the redevelopment of The Archive, a residential Landmark in the West Village, the trophy office development Carnegie Hall Tower, and the development of Alexander Court, a trophy office complex which is the largest privately-owned office building in Washington, DC’s Central Business District. Mr. Elghanayan was a pioneer in the development of several New York City neighborhoods, including the West Village, the Financial District and Long Island City.

Mr. Elghanayan serves on the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). His other professional affiliations have included the Carnegie Hall Society, the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, Inc., the New York Athletic Club, and the Citibank Advisory Board.

Mr. Elghanayan received a M.B.A. from Columbia University and a Juris Doctorate degree from New York University Law School.


Justin Elghanayan

“Making and keeping New York City vibrant is part of our creative vision. We want our buildings to help define their neighborhoods, be integral to their communities and shape the city for years to come.”
– Justin Elghanayan


Justin Elghanayan is the President of Rockrose and one of New York City’s most prominent real estate developers. Since the family business started renovating Greenwich Village brownstones in 1970, Rockrose has acquired, developed, or repositioned over 70 properties, including over 15,000 residential units, nearly 6 million square feet of commercial space, and over 1 million square feet of retail space.

Mr. Elghanayan has been a leading force in the creation of the Court Square section of LIC, where he has developed over 2.5 million square feet and 3,000 residential units. Milestone residential projects include Hayden, Eagle Lofts and Linc LIC. Mr. Elghanayan has also aggressively expanded Rockrose’s commercial portfolio, purchasing seven office buildings in Washington, DC’s Golden Triangle Central Business District and repositioning two Rockrose office properties in Manhattan’s booming Midtown South district. Other commercial milestones include an ongoing development of a 1.4 million square foot development site in Hudson Yards.

Mr. Elghanayan serves on the Board of Governors for the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Modern Classrooms Project, an educational non-profit supporting students in low-income communities.

Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Elghanayan received a B.A. from Princeton University. He joined Rockrose in 2005 and became the company’s President in 2012.