Stephen J. Meringoff
Stephen J. Meringoff is a Managing Partner of Himmel + Meringoff Properties, Inc., and Chairman of its affiliated property management company, Meringoff Properties, Inc. Mr. Meringoff has been playing an active ownership role in the New York City Real Estate community as a real estate principal for over 37 years and currently owns and operates a portfolio of commercial property valued in excess of $2.0 billion. Since 1979, he has acquired more than 50 commercial properties comprising approximately five million square feet in New York City and Los Angeles. His real estate specialty has been the acquisition and operation of existing undervalued properties and the subsequent upgrading and creation of value in these properties.
Mr. Meringoff is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, the Association for a Better New York, the Real Estate Council of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has been a member of the Urban Land Institute for over 30 years. He has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Fifth Avenue Association and was past Chairman of both the Midtown South Preservation and Development Committee and the Park Avenue South Association. He served on the Cornell University Real Estate Advisory Board and as a director of the Institute for East-West Security Studies. He was honored as "the Distinguished Citizen of the Year" by the 23rd Street Association, Inc.
His philanthropic activity is focused primarily in support of public education and cutting edge medical research through the Meringoff Family Foundation. Mr. Meringoff currently serves on a number of charitable Boards including the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and The Reading Team in Harlem, as well as being a member of the Leadership Council of the New York Stem Cell Foundation. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brearley School and the City of Hope National Medical Center and recently received the Public School Champion award for outstanding commitment to public education in New York City from Pencil, Inc. where he also served as a member of the Board.
Mr. Meringoff holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.