James D. Kuhn joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as principal and president in 1992 after 15 years in partnership with Bernard Mendik as owner/manager, where he acquired 11 million square feet of office space and 6,000 apartments; the company was sold to Vornado in 1997. He then spent two years in partnership with Bear Stearns and Chuck Davidson of Steinhardt Partners, where he purchased distressed assets from the RTC, FDIC and other financial institutions. In addition to his administrative duties at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Mr. Kuhn chairs the National Capital Markets and Property Management boards. During the course of his career, Mr. Kuhn has been advisor, broker or principal in over $4 billion in transactions for 30 million square feet of commercial and residential real estate. As an expert in the acquisition, leasing, management, repositioning and liquidation of major investments, Mr. Kuhn is 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. Mr. Kuhn's clients include The Blackstone Group, Malkin Properties, SL Green Realty Corp., Vornado Realty Trust, LNR Property LLC, Mount Sinai Medical Center, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, New York University, Hudson Yards Development Corporation, NYC School Construction Authority and the City University of New York.