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Robert Knakal
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Leonard Boxer, Larry Silverstein, and Robert A. Knakal at National Jewish Health's 2009 Winter's Eve Dinner in New York. Photo: Steve Friedman

Robert Knakal is the Chairman of Massey Knakal Realty Services.

Mr. Knakal graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1984. He majored in real estate finance and entrepreneurial management and was a member of the Wharton School's Real Estate Club.

Mr. Knakal resides in Manhattan with his wife, Cynthia and daughter, Sophia.

In 1981, Mr. Knakal was hired by Coldwell Banker Commercial - now CB Richard Ellis - as a market research intern. He returned the following summer as co-leader of its summer market research group and in 1983, obtained his real estate salesperson license. He worked that summer at CB as an assistant to a senior broker. After graduation, he started as a full-time investment property specialist with CB's midtown Manhattan office.

In 1984, Mr. Knakal collaborated with Paul J. Massey Jr. to establish a property sales group in Manhattan. They served as co-directors for the new specialization and in 1986, shared CB's prestigious top salesman award in New York. At that time, CB employed an average of 60 people in its Manhattan office. Mr. Knakal and Mr. Massey retained this top ranking until they left the firm in November 1988 to start their own business - Massey Knakal Realty Services. To date, Mr. Knakal has been responsible for the sale of more than 1000 buildings worth over $5.8 billion.

Real Estate Board of New York
REBNY 20 Member Executive Committee
REBNY Arbitration Committee
REBNY Board of Governors
REBNY Chairman of the Sales Brokers Committee
REBNY Economic Development Committee
REBNY Ethics Committee
REBNY Seminar Committee
REBNY Transportation Committee
Realty Foundation of New York
The Bronx/Northern Manhattan Board of Realtors
President of the National Realty Conference
The National Association of Realtors
Member of the Board of Governors of the National Realty Conference
Member of the Rent Stabilization Association
Member of the Wharton Real Estate Center
Member of Small Property Owners of New York
Building New York - Advisory Board
JWD Board of Trustees, The Wharton School
Board of Directors of Shema Kolainu
Board of Directors of the Community Housing Improvement Program
Board of Directors of the Ice Hockey in Harlem Program
Board of Directors of The Prescott Fund for Children and Youth
Board of Directors of the Wharton Club of New York
Board of Directors, The Catalog For Giving
Lincoln Center Real Estate and Construction Council
Member of the University of Pennsylvania Club of New York
Metropolitan Opera Guild
New York Philharmonic Association
President of Ice Hockey in Harlem
President of The Prescott Fund for Children and Youth
The Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center
Tomorrows Children Fund
Media Coverage
1.Larry Silverstein
2.Leonard Boxer
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1.Image Gallery: National Jewish Health 2009 Winter’s Eve Dinner
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