Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates offers you the complete services of their multi-office network, with inter-departmental expertise and a unified, flexible response to all aspects of the business. This integrated approach, supervised at all levels by a senior partner, allows Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates to focus on your objectives and make creative recommendations in order to reach your goals.
When Kalmon Dolgin, a grocery store owner from Russia, decided to start a real estate brokerage business in Brooklyn, he probably had no idea that 104 years later, his great-grandson would be handling the firm's new investments.
Four generations of realtors and investors at Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates Inc. have resisted the jump across the bridge to Manhattan and stuck to the outer boroughs, Long Island, lower Westchester, Connecticut and beyond, keeping a low profile, but amassing an impressive portfolio of commercial and industrial real estate up and down the East Coast.
For Dolgin's grandson, also named Kalmon Dolgin, the key to the business's success has rested on organization and people skills.
"Most family concerns never make it past the second generation," Dolgin said. "It requires a very unique balance of interpersonal relationships, professional respect and planning in order to integrate the different skills that are necessary for each succeeding generation."
Dolgin said the firm's longevity rested on a firm's commitment to organization and expansion. The Dolgin firm's investment wing was launched in 1943, when the founder's sons, Morris and Israel Dolgin, bought their first building on Hope and Roebling streets in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
The company continued to grow, with Israel's two sons, Kalmon and Neil, joining in the late '60s and '70s respectively. Their investments expanded into construction of office buildings and shopping centers, medical plazas and industrial conversions along the East Coast. Divisions were added within the firm for appraisal and third-party management.
The goal of the firm has always been "to build on the foundation, increase its stability, and allow for an expansion in new directions that create a whole that's greater than a sum of its parts."
The company's workforce has grown from two to 60 men and women, including individuals specializing in professional support, accounting and management.
Josh Dolgin, Israel's grandson, who now handles the firm's new acquisitions, asset management, and financing joined the firm in 1994.
Four generations have managed the company, working diligently in a consistent manner that has established our continued reputation for creativity, resourcefulness and hard work. With strict attention to these fundamental attributes we have been able to thoroughly satisfy the needs of our clients, who range from local owners and tenants to international firms, time and time again.
Israel M. Dolgin
Kalmon Dolgin, Esq. Neil A. Dolgin Joshua M. Dolgin
Co-President Co-President Vice President