Jeffrey Gural is Chairman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the largest independent real estate service firms in the world. Headquartered in New York, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and London-based partner Knight Frank operate from over 200 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents. Here in New York they currently manage approximately one hundred fifty buildings in the Metropolitan area of which the partners have an ownership interest in forty-one of these buildings.
Mr. Gural is responsible for all acquisitions and the managing and leasing of 8,000,000 square feet of properties that Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s partners have an ownership in. In addition he is responsible for the overall supervision of the company’s non-institutional portfolio.
Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in 1972, he was a member of the staff of Morse-Diesel Construction Co. for approximately six years where he was responsible for the supervision and construction of more than one million square feet of new office space in such notable buildings as 437 Madison Avenue and 645 Madison Avenue.
Mr. Gural is a member of the Board of Directors of The Real Estate Board of New York; President of the New York Chapter of The Starlight Children’s Foundation; Chairman of “I Have A Dream Foundation” – NY Metro Area and Co-Sponsor of the Chelsea-Elliot “I Have a Dream” Program; former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Times Square Business Improvement District; member of the Board of Trustees of Cooper Union and The New School; Chairman of the Board of Directors for Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York; member of the Board for Eugene Lang College; Vice President of The Broadway Association; member of the Board of Directors of the Eldridge Street Synagogue; member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of the Upper Westside; member of the Board of the Settlement Housing Fund; member of the Board of Directors of New York City Outward Bound; and member of the NYC Board of Directors for the March of Dimes. Mr. Gural is a member of the Board of Directors of the UJA-Federation, where both he and his father, Aaron Gural, were honored at the organization’s 1995 Annual Luncheon.
As a sideline, Mr. Gural is a major owner and breeder of Standardbred racehorses and has a farm in Stanfordville, New York. He owns two racinos in Upstate New York.
Mr. Gural is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is married, has three grown children, six grandchildren and resides in Manhattan.