Barry Gosin is the chief executive officer of Newmark Group (Newmark for short), one of the world’s largest commercial real estate services firms and brokerages. He has held the top executive position for Newmark and its precursors since 1979.
Gosin got involved in the company while working at a small firm, H.L. Richer & Associates, handling leasing for the Rudin family’s 41 Madison Avenue. After seeing Gosin was poaching tenants from his family’s nearby building, Newmark head Jeff Gural decided to team with him.
The pair bought Newmark from Gural’s father in 1978, and expanded the firm’s holdings to include 520 Eighth Avenue and the famed Flatiron Building, as well as developing the Sands Casino Resort in Pennsylvania. Gural later spun off the landlord side of the business into GFP Real Estate while Gosin remained focused on the brokerage end.
Gosin was the driving force behind BGC Partners’ acquiring Newmark in 2011 and its later spin-off from BGC in 2018. He also led Newmark to go public in 2018.
Since 2011, Gosin has spearheaded Newmark’s acquisition of more than 50 companies, including the retail powerhouse RKF. Newmark now has more than 500 offices worldwide.