Jeffrey H. Newman, senior vice president of Empire State Realty Trust and its affiliates, directs the leasing, marketing, operations and financial management of the Greater NY Metropolitan portfolio of Class-A, multi-tenanted office properties comprised of 1.8 million square feet within five different assets.
Mr. Newman, age 57, joined Empire State Realty Trust (formerly Malkin Properties) in January of 1995, and has more than thirty-two years of commercial real estate experience. Before joining, Mr. Newman served as general counsel for Albert D. Phelps, Inc. at Merritt 7 Corporate Park. Previously, he was a vice president and general counsel for Collins Development Corporation (now Collins Enterprises) and, before that, an associate in the real estate department of the Manhattan office of the national law firm formerly known as Reavis & McGrath (now Fulbright & Jaworski).
He has served for the last several years on the March of Dimes Fairfield County Real Estate Breakfast Awards Committee, and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), the Stamford Chamber of Commerce and the Stamford Partnership. Mr. Newman is also a past president of the New York City/Westchester and Fairfield Counties Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and a past Executive Committee member of the Westchester Chapter of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). He is a member of CoreNet, ULI, and REBNY, and has participated as a panelist or moderator at several real estate industry events, including programs and conferences sponsored by NAIOP, Bisnow, Real Estate Exchange, REFA, The Business Council of Westchester, RealShare, Westchester County Board of Realtors, Commercial Real Estate Division, and Westchester and Fairfield Chapters of BOMA.
A cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the law school at George Washington University, Mr. Newman is a member of the New York State and Connecticut bars, and formerly served on the Executive Committee to the Real Estate Section of the Connecticut bar. He served for several years as central Fairfield County captain for the University of Pennsylvania’s Secondary School Committee, and continues to serve as a participant in Penn’s Alumni Interview Program for Fairfield County. He is a licensed New York State real estate broker, and has also successfully completed several courses towards a master's degree in Real Estate Development and Investment at New York University. Mr. Newman and his family reside in Fairfield, Connecticut.