Mr. Jeffrey Gural is Chairman of Newmark Knight Frank. Newmark Knight Frank is a full service commercial and industrial real estate management firm and currently manages approximately one hundred fifty buildings in the Metropolitan area, of which they have an ownership interest in forty-one buildings. Mr. Gural is responsible for all acquisitions and the managing and leasing of 8,000,000 square feet of properties that Newmark 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 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 Starbright Children's Foundation; a member of the Board of U.S.O.; Chairman of "I Have a Dream-NY" and Co-Sponsor of the Chelsea-Elliot "I Have a Dream" Project; and former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Times Square Business Improvement District. He is on the Board of Directors of the Eugene Lang College, New York City Outward Bounds, Jewish Community Center of the Upper West Side and the Settlement Housing Fund. He is Chairman of the Board for the Alliance of Resident Theatres New York, and the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Mr. Gural is also 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.
Mr. Gural is a graduate of Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is married, has three grown children, six grandchildren and resides in Manhattan.
Member of The Cooper Union Board since 2003
Term Ends: 2015