Jeff Gural, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank


2013 Owners MagazineFavorite charity? 

Starlight Children’s Foundation and I Have A Dream Foundation.

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Real estate prediction for 2014? 

Cap rates will increase.

Where in New York is there still untapped potential for real estate development? 

Staten Island.

Who will become New York City’s next mayor?  

Bill De Blasio.

What real estate policy should New York’s next mayor make a priority?   

Creating a logical method of assessing our properties.

What qualities do you look for in an agent representing your buildings? 

Someone who understands we are in a service business and not adversarial.

What is one aspect of your business you wish you had more time for? 

Would like to know some of my tenants the way I did when I was younger.

Greatest fear: 

At this stage of my life, my only fear is having a health problem for me or any of my family members.

If approved, the Midtown East rezoning initiative will: 

Allow more modern buildings to replace those older buildings that are obsolete.

In the film version of your life, which actor would portray you? 

Dustin Hoffman.

Foreign real estate market you’d most like to invest in: 

Costa Rica.

Is broadband connectivity in New York City a priority at your buildings? 


What should happen with Madison Square Garden and Penn Station? 

Should be relocated. Penn Station is embarrassing.

What New York City building should be torn down? 

LaGuardia Airport.