Meadowlands Area YMCA


Respect Award Honoree

Building A Legacy of Community Leaders


Jeffrey R. Gural

Chairman, Newmark, Grubb, Knight, Frank

Jeffrey Gural is Chairman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank currently manages approximately one hundred fifty buildings in the Metropolitan area of which Mr. Gural has an ownership interest in forty-one of them. Mr. Gural is responsible for all acquisitions and the managing and leasing of 8,000,000 square feet of properties that he has an ownership in.

Mr. Gural sits on multiple Boards of prominent foundations. He 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 Children’s Foundation; Chairman of “I Have a Dream Foundation – NY” and Co-Sponsor of the Chelsea-Elliot “I Have a Dream” Project; former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Times Square Alliance; member of the Board of Trustees of Cooper Union; member of the Board of Trustees of The New School. 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 two farms in Upstate
New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Mr. Gural owns two racinos in Upstate New York; Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs. Mr. Gural is also Managing Partner of New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC, which is the current lessee and operator of the New Meadowlands Racetrack. The Meadowlands recently opened a new $110 Million grandstand which is a state of the art new facility.


Mr. Gural is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is married, has three grown children, six grandchildren and resides in Manhattan.




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