Jimmy Kuhn has served as president of the international real estate firm Newmark Grubb Knight Frank since 1992. Despite his multi-billion dollar responsibilities in real estate acquisition, management, and liquidation, Jimmy Kuhn makes time to practice and perform with his band, Square Feeet. He has been playing keyboard since the age of eight and formed the band more than 15 years ago, after performing with colleagues at a holiday party for his company.
The five members of Square Feeet are all real estate executives who enjoy meeting up to play classic rock. Jimmy Kuhn plays the keyboard and guitar for the band, Michael Stein and Dave Katzman play guitar, Billy Mendelson plays the bass, and Nick Cangemi plays percussion. The band has covered a variety of songs by popular rock groups, including AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and The Who, among several others.
Square Feeet has performed numerous gigs in New York and New Jersey, and the band has been a regular at New York City’s The Red Lion. Other venues where the band has performed include Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center and the Pratt Institute.
Jimmy Kuhn has spent over 20 years at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a real estate company handling a wide variety of transactions. As president, Jimmy Kuhn leads major initiatives, such as the creation of an advisory group specifically devoted to helping hospitals, municipalities, and universities manage their real estate effectively.
Jimmy Kuhn also plays classic rock with the Square Feeet, a cover band he formed with four other real estate executives. Kuhn plays the keyboard and guitar, with Billy Mendelson on bass, Michael Stein and Dave Katzman on guitar, and Nick Cangemi on percussion; all five members sing. The band is one of several mentioned in a Wall Street Journal article about the increasing popularity of playing music among senior executives.
The band’s gigs include shows at The Red Lion in New York City, Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and Dockers Waterside in East Quogue, New York. Their covers, some of which appear on the band’s website, http://www.sqfeeet.com, include classics such as “Carry on My Wayward Son,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” and “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”
For over 20 years, Jimmy Kuhn has served as president of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s New York City office, one of the world’s largest real estate service firms. In addition to managing and supervising multi-billion-dollar residential and commercial property transactions in the city each year, Jimmy Kuhn is also a founding member, keyboardist, guitarist, and co-vocalist of the band Square Feeet.
Named the best cover band in the Big Apple by the Jammy Awards five times since the year 2000, Square Feeet is a five-piece rock ensemble paying tribute to the greats of classic rock and modern rock—anything from 1965 to 2013. Covering hits by Coldplay, Guns & Roses, The Who, Steve Miller Band, and a wide range of others, Square Feeet has performed over 100 gigs to date, mostly in Brooklyn, Greenwich Village, Long Island, and Westchester. Last year, it performed as a regular each month at the Red Lion at 151 Bleecker Street, near the NYU campus.