Joseph A. Farkasceo/founder

Joseph A. Farkas is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Metropolitan Realty Associates LLC (MRA). With over 35 years of experience as a leader in the real estate industry, Mr. Farkas has a wide range of banking, financial, legal, political, brokerage, and management contacts to effectively acquire, develop, reconstruct, lease, and manage commercial and industrial properties in the New York Metropolitan area.

Mr. Farkas has been broadly recognized as a leader in the adaptive redevelopment of significant projects throughout the New York area, receiving engineering acknowledgement and government awards for development and job creation. As an industry leader, he is a frequent speaker on industry panels and television broadcasts and is often quoted in major newspapers and trade magazines. Through this real estate knowledge base, Mr. Farkas has created high level equity and debt relationships who are the investors in his projects.

Since founding MRA 21 years ago, Mr. Farkas has acquired commercial real estate valued at well over $1 billion including completing the developments of notable projects such as Riverdale Crossings in Riverdale, NY, HUB LIC in Long Island City, NY, 200 11th Avenue, NY, NY, 711 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY, 1000 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY, 300 Sunrise Highway in Great River, NY and MACYS Nanuet amongst others.

Mr. Farkas is also the Founding Trustee of GCRE, a real estate professional foundation he established in 2016 to raise money for charities and hospitals dedicated to children’s medical care, medical research and education.

A graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Mr. Farkas resides in Garden City, NY, with his wife and two daughters. He is also an active blood donor to the NY Blood Center.