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Jimmy Kuhn

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

United States

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Jimmy Kuhn - Professional Summary

With close to four decades in the real estate industry, Jimmy Kuhn has overseen more than $4 billion in transactions throughout his career. Currently the president and principal of the New York City-based brokerage firm Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, he brokers and advises on commercial and residential real estate transactions. Prior to joining the firm in 1992, Jimmy Kuhn spent 15 years as a real estate investment specialist with the Mendik Company in New York City and two years investing in distressed assets.

Jimmy Kuhn also brings his experience to bear on his board appointments at several educational institutions. Presently, he serves as chair of the Advisory Council of the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, as well as a member of the university’s Board of Trustees and its Executive Committee. In addition, Jimmy Kuhn chairs the Advisory Board of the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, sits on the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors for the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, and is a member of the Pratt Institute’s Board of Trustees.


Jimmy Kuhn - Professional Experience


Jan 1, 1992
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
New York, NY

Advisor, broker or principal in over $4 billion in transactions for 30 million square feet of commercial and residential real estate, expert in the acquisition, leasing, management, repositioning and liquidation of major investments, also experienced in joint venture and equity financing. He has acted variously as merchant banker, de facto advisor, partner and co-investor with such firms as Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, The Equitable Life Assurance Society, J.E. Robert Companies, Lennar-Morgan Stanley and Steinhardt Partners, among others, including the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).


Over the past five years, Mr. Kuhn has formed a group specializing in advising hospitals, universities and municipalities in the acquisition and disposition of their real estate assets. Memberships and Appointments  Member, Board of Trustees of Syracuse University and its Executive Committee  Chairman, Advisory Council of the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University  Chairman, Advisory Board, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate  Member, Board of Trustees and Board of Directors, National Jewish Medical and Research Center  Member, Board of Trustees of Pratt Institute  Member, Board of Governors, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)  Co-Chair, Lincoln Center’s Real Estate and Construction Council  Appointed to the state of New York’s Unified Court System as a qualified receiver in eight New York counties Awards In 1994, Mr. Kuhn received the National Jewish Humanitarian Award and was guest of honor at the Real Estate & Construction Industries’ annual Winter’s Eve Ball, which benefited the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine. Mr. Kuhn received the NYU Real Estate Service Award of the Year in 1984 and the Young Man of the Year award presented by the Real Estate Board of New York in 1985. Mr. Kuhn graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1965. He was captain of the fencing team, second place finisher in the tri-state championship, and member of the 1964 City Championship team. Mr. Kuhn went on to fence at Syracuse University, winning tri-state championships in 1968 and finishing 12th in the country. Mr. Kuhn, after a 25-year absence, returned to fence in the veterans division, where he ranked seventh in the country by the time he retired in 2001. In 2011, he received a Letter Winner of Distinction Award from Syracuse University for his achievement as a student-athlete in fencing.


Jimmy Kuhn - Education


Syracuse University
Real Estate
Syracuse, NY
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY


Jimmy Kuhn - Interests


Member of the band Sq. Feeet (http://www.sqfeeet.com/band.htm)


Jimmy Kuhn - Charity

Endowments  James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University  The James and Marjorie Kuhn Program to Foster Diversity in Real Estate at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate  Funded Syracuse University’s Architecture Program in New York City  Funded Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts’ Student Film Fund  Leo J. Kuhn Lobby for the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute  James Kuhn Fund for Fencing at Stuyvesant High School  Grant to NYU Langone Medical Center for sleep apnea research  James Kuhn Fund for Underprivileged Children for the San Antonio Fencing Club


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