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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Allen Gross – GFI

allen_grossWe take ‘Five Minutes With’ Allen Gross, Chairman & CEO of GFI Capital Resources Group, Inc. He talks about his mother’s advice, NYC architectural marvels, and the iconic Beekman Hotel and Residences – an Awards for Excellence in Hotel Development finalist.

Who was the most influential person who left a mark on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you?


My mother, her advice is “When you attain your goal, always set up a new and higher one.

What is your favorite building in New York that isn’t one of yours and why?

The Williamsburgh Savings Bank in Brooklyn and The Woolworth Building in Manhattan.  They are both architectural marvels with their majestic design and grand rotundas make it so I could stare at them all day long.

What makes you most proud of your ULI NY Awards finalist?

I am proud to be getting the recognition from the public upon achieving an iconic project.

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