Co-CEO & Principal
GFP Real Estate
Brian Steinwurtzel is co-CEO and Principal of GFP alongside his cousin Eric Gural.
Brian oversees all aspects of the company’s operations with a focus on new investments, financing, leasing, asset management, development 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, Inc. to 40 Worth Street in Tribeca.
Noteworthy recent projects include the acquisitions of 7 Hanover Square, 40 Exchange Place in the Financial District, 10-27 46th Avenue, 11-05 44th Drive, and 43-01 22nd Street in Long Island City, as well as 7 Bushwick Place and 285 North Sixth Street in Brooklyn. Brian recently led the redevelopment of 100 Crosby/560 Broadway and 1560 Broadway into a Class A retail and office buildings in SOHO and Times Square respectively as well as the repositioning of The Film Center building in Hell’s Kitchen. He is currently leading the repositioning of downtowns 7 Hanover Square and 40 Exchange Place.
Before joining GFP Brian was an equity research analyst for Triene Inc., a Goldman Sachs Ventures firm. Previously, he worked as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
An active member of the community, Brian serves on the boards of Cooper Union, Columbia Business School’s Real Estate Advisory Board and Real Estate Circle, The Downtown Alliance, SoHo Broadway Initiative, the Center for Family Representation, and Selfhelp Community Services Inc.
Brian received his Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Washington University.