James Kuhn '70, '72 MBA

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Whitman Advisory Council Board Chair

James D. Kuhn has been a principal of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and has served as president since 1992. Kuhn joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank after 15 years in partnership with Bernard Mendik as owner/manager; the company was sold to Vornado in 1997.

For Syracuse University, Kuhn is a vice chair and serves on the Board of Trustees Executive Committee. He endowed the James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center at Whitman and established the Leo and Sunnie Kuhn Scholarship for Entrepreneurial Studies. Additionally, he co-funded Syracuse’s New York City Architecture Program and was a founding partner of The Fisher Center.

In 2008, he established the James and Marjorie Kuhn Program to Foster Diversity in Real Estate in New York City. Kuhn also established the James Kuhn Fund for Fencing at Stuyvesant High School and the James Kuhn Fund for Underprivileged Children for the San Antonio Fencing Club.

Kuhn has received numerous awards and honors including the 1994 National Jewish Humanitarian Award.