Along with his cousin Eric Gural, Brian is Co-Head and Principal of Newmark Holdings, which owns and manages a portfolio of approximately fifty properties comprising over ten million square feet primarily in the New York City metro area. The firm also handles third party services for over twenty properties comprising over three million square feet. The portfolio’s ownership includes such properties as the Flatiron Building, 515 Madison Avenue, 10 Astor Place, 520 Eighth Avenue, 230 Fifth Avenue, The Film Center and the Actors’ Equity Building.
Mr. Steinwurtzel oversees all aspects of the company operations with a focus on new investments, financing, project management and leasing activity. His team has averaged more than 1.0 million square feet of leasing per year, including Manhattan’s largest lease in 2009, which relocated The Gap to approximately 265,000 square feet at 40 Worth Street in Tribeca. Noteworthy recent projects include the acquisitions of 40 Exchange Place in the Financial District, 10-27 46th Ave and 11-05 44th Drive in Long Island City as well as 7 Bushwick Place and 285 North 6th Street in Brooklyn. Mr. Steinwurtzel recently led the redevelopment of 1560 Broadway into a Class A retail and office building in Times Square; the lease-up of the 700,000-square-foot asset at 40 Worth Street; and is currently leading the repositioning of Soho’s 560 and 594 Broadway, Hell’s Kitchen’s The Film Center Building as well as Midtown East’s 767 Lexington.
Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Mr. Steinwurtzel was an equity research analyst for Triene Inc., a Goldman Sachs Ventures’ firm. Before that, he worked as a management consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.
An active member of the community, Mr. Steinwurtzel is on the board of Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, the Center for Family Representation, Columbia Business School’s Real Estate Advisory Board, the East Midtown Partnership, LIFT-NY, Selfhelp Community Services Inc., and the SoHo Broadway Initiative. He is also a member of the Columbia Business School Real Estate Circle and the Hastings on Hudson Infrastructure Committee.
Mr. Steinwurtzel received his Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Washington University.
Elected to the Board: December 2016
Class Term: 2020
Term Limit: 2024