Brian R. Steinwurtzel is a principal of the Newmark Holdings Portfolio which owns and operates approximately eight million square feet of real estate primarily in Manhattan. The portfolio includes properties such as the Flatiron Building, 515 Madison Avenue, 10 Astor Place, 520 Eighth Avenue, 230 Fifth Avenue, The Film Center and the Actors' Equity Building.

Mr. Steinwurtzel's primary responsibilities at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank are centered on leasing, acquisitions and project management. His team has averaged more than 1 million square feet of leasing per year including Manhattan's largest lease in 2009 which relocated The Gap to approximately 265,000 square feet at 40 Worth Street in Tribeca. Noteworthy recent projects include the redevelopment of 1560 Broadway into a Class A retail and office building in Times Square; the lease-up of the 700,000-square-foot asset at 40 Worth Street; the acquisition of the fee interest of 515 Madison, a 350,000-square-foot building located at 53rd Street and Madison Avenue; the acquisition of the 8-acre Long Wharf portfolio leased by Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital; the acquisition of the 124-acre Bethlehem Steel Works site where Newmark Holdings partnered with Las Vegas Sands to build the Bethlehem Sands casino; as well as the formation, financing and construction of a 24-lane bowling alley in Harlem.

Mr. Steinwurtzel is on the board of Self Help Community Services, Center for Family Representation, Alliance for the Inclusion of the Arts, and he is also a member of the Columbia Business School Real Estate Circle as well as the Hastings on Hudson Infrastructure Committee.

Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Mr. Steinwurtzel was an equity research analyst for Triene Inc., a Goldman Sachs Ventures' firm. Prior to working with Triene, Inc., Mr. Steinwurtzel was a management consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Mr. Steinwurtzel received his Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Business School and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University.