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Joseph Moinian

Founder & CEO

The Moinian Group

New York, US

Joseph Moinian


Joseph Moinian is Founder & Chief Executive Officer of The Moinian Group. Founded in 1982, The Moinian Group is one of the few national real estate groups to develop, own, and operate properties across every asset type, including office, hotel, retail, condominium, and rental apartments. Today, it boasts a portfolio with more than 20 million square feet of property, which includes properties in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas.

In Manhattan and the neighboring boroughs, it is likely that you will see a building developed or operated by The Moinian Group dotting the skyline. This is largely due to Joseph’s expertise in finding the right time and areas in which to take on a new project. This foresight has made Joseph a leader in improving neighborhoods and cultivating new ones. Examples of this include the PLG residential building in Prospect Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn and new commercial developments in Hudson Yards and West Chelsea on New York's west side.

Joseph strongly believes in working with the local community, enriching opportunities, and promoting the cultural arts. He is a long-time supporter of The Special Children’s Center. The center is a multi-faceted service program for children and adults with complex developmental disabilities. He is also a supporter of Keshet Eilon, an Israeli music center founded in 1990 that works to foster and promote young string musicians from Israel and abroad.

Joseph also proudly serves on the Board of the The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a nonprofit established in memory of the victims and heroes of the 9/11 tragedy. He is also on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York and was previously on the Board of the Skyline Museum, a part of New York’s Skyscraper Museum.

Joseph Moinian’s Newsfeed

Commercial Observer
The Moinian Group Grows in Brooklyn

“Brooklyn is a thriving, eclectic borough that attracts some of the most creative minds and hardest workers,” said Joseph Moinian, founder and CEO of The Moinian Group. “Now more than ever it’s important to deliver high-quality residential projects in the outer-boroughs where people can live well and safely, with neighborhood amenities that improve their quality of life.”

City and State
The 2020 Real Estate Power 100

Joseph Moinian, Founder and CEO of The Moinian Group, was honored on City & State New York's 2020 Real Estate Power 100 list, a list that recognizes the most powerful people in New York real estate. Joseph was noted for assembling a prestigious portfolio of high-end properties and hotels since founding The Moinian Group in 1982.

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Joseph Moinian’s Background

Founder & CEO
Jan 1982 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Founded by Joseph Moinian, The Moinian Group is among the few national real estate entities to develop, own and operate properties across every asset category, including office, hotel, retail, condos and rental apartments.

Other Business Interests

2018 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Joseph Moinian described 2017 as “a banner year” for his eponymous family-led development firm, and it’s hard to disagree. Last fall, the company announced that it's massive 71-story, 1,175-unit Sky luxury rental tower at 605 West 42nd Street, at the corner of 11th Avenue, was 100 percent leased only 18 months after leasing launched.

Current Board Positions

Board of Governors
New York, NY, USA
The Real Estate Board of New York represents influential real estate professionals as it works to protect, improve, and advance the business of real estate in New York City.

Previous Board Positions

Board Member
New York, NY, USA
Located in New York City, the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, The Skyscraper Museum celebrates the City's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines. Within it, The Skyline Museum houses two galleries, one dedicated to the Manhattan skyline & a special exhibitions hall.


Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
Through commemoration, exhibitions & educational programs, The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a non-profit in New York City, remembers & honors the 2,983 people killed in the horrific attacks of September 11 2001 & February 26 1993, as well as those who risked their lives to save others & all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath of the attacks.
Lakewood Township, NJ, USA
The Special Children's Center is a non-profit located in Lakewood, New Jersey & Brooklyn, New York. The Center was founded in 1996 by two compassionate teens volunteering their time to provide respite care for families with children with developmental disabilities.
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Click on the logo to view: Joseph Moinian of The Moinian Group sits down with Commercial Observer’s Max Gross to discuss what drew him to 11th Avenue, how sports-oriented retail is changing 5th Avenue & how the stock market may be an indication of the state of the commercial real estate industry.

Awards & Endorsements

The 2020 Real Estate Power 100
Mar 2020
New York, NY, USA
The 2020 Real Estate Power 100 recognizes the most powerful people in New York real estate.

Joseph Moinian’s Education

Business Administration