Jeffrey Gural

Jeffrey GuralMr. Jeffrey Gural is Chairman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. Newmark Grubb 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

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.