From wanting to be Gordon Gekko to starting his own firm

Bob Knakal talks about his company's rise at CCIM luncheon
April 22, 2011 11:07AM

Robert Knakal, chairman and founding partner of full-service property sales firm Massey Knakal Realty Services, was a freshman at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1981 and wanted to be a Wall Street trader (a la Gordon Gekko, the main antagonist of the 1987 film “Wall Street”) when he walked into Coldwell Banker for a summer job, thinking it was a bank. He took a market research position there and embarked on his real estate career. Knakal talked about his 27-year real estate career including co-founding and building Massey Knakal Realty Services at a lunch yesterday at the Cornell Club, at 6 East 44th Street. The event was held by the New York Metro chapter of CCIM, a global commercial real estate network. See photos from the event above. TRD

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