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How KDA Has Helped Tenants Weather the Pandemic – and Why Commercial Real Estate May Rebound Faster Than Most People Think


By Neil A. Dolgin Nearly nine months into the pandemic, the long-term impact on commercial real estate is still anybody’s guess as virtually every industry continues to feel the economic fallout. Over the past month in New York City alone where life finally appears to be returning to some normalcy, multiple hotels, including the Times… Read more »

It’s a Broker’s Market


We will talk more about the commercial and industrial marketplace in additional posts over the next weeks. Right now we think this is a terrific marketplace for brokers. So we’d like to welcome the newest member of the KDA broker team, Max Duclos. As Max and our brokers canvas neighborhoods, we’re seeing an influx of… Read more »

KDA Thanks Our Staff and Brokers


“We are in the midst of a new chapter in the history of our country but it does have parallels in the past and it’s our aim to take you with us on this fantastic journey to not only survive the present but to conquer and expand your opportunities.  We have the insight, the hindsight… Read more »

SIOR: More CRE Transactions Stay on Schedule


The commercial real estate industry is gradually getting a handle on how to do business during a pandemic, according to the results of the August Sentiment Survey from SIOR. Back in April, only 26.1 percent of transactions were proceeding according to schedule, but that figure increased to 45.2 percent in the latest survey. Parallel to… Read more »

Four Things To Know Before Making the Switch from Residential Real Estate to CRE


by Neil A. Dolgin For New York City’s ultra-competitive residential brokerage community, these are uncertain times. Amidst an already-softened sales market and growing concerns about a lack of affordable housing that have led to swifter rent stabilization measures and the possibility of a recession pending the outcome of the presidential election, it is also grappling… Read more »

Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates Inc. Named a 2019 CoStar Power Broker!


Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates, Inc.(KDA), one of the New York metropolitan region’s leading commercial and industrial real estate firms, has been named a 2019 CoStar Power Broker, the industry’s most prestigious award from CoStar Group, honoring the very best brokers and brokerages in commercial real estate.  KDA won this award based on overall transaction volume as… Read more »

The squeeze on resi brokerages is forcing consolidation, cooperation


Residential firms are going lean. Call it a sign of the times that these days brokerage executives show off their smarts by pulling out financial statements and reviewing expenses line by line. “Everybody is doing that right now,” said Steve Murray, president of Real Trends, which analyzes brokerage valuations. The question is whether they’re making… Read more »

Resident and Tenant Retention Strategies for 2020


For managers of commercial and residential buildings, retaining tenants and residents is a perennial item on the to-do list. Whether it’s adding new high-tech features or fine-tuning procedures, the time is right to take a hard look at retention strategies for 2020. Owners and property managers must continuously ask themselves a crucial question: What’s the… Read more »

Meet Our Brokers – Fred Rufrano and James Dario Jr.


Fred Rufrano and James Dario Jr. have logged 55 years working at Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates.  They bring wide-ranging experience to our clients. We recently interviewed them. KDA: When did you join Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates? James: I started in 1995 …. 25 years; it went by pretty fast. It feels like it passed by in a… Read more »

Brokerage Beyond Basics: Successful Approaches to a Difficult Market


For some brokers, a rapidly fluctuating market is a source of anxiety. For Morris Betesh, senior managing director of Meridian Capital Group, and his team of eight, it’s a source of excitement. And lately, there’s been plenty of it as he and his team are closing an average of 60 deals annually. How do they… Read more »

Meet Our Brokers – Robert Klein and Jeff Unger


Robert Klein and Jeff Unger We recently checked in with two of our longest serving brokers — Robert Klein and Jeff Unger. Robert has been a commercial real estate broker with Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates for 35 years. Jeff joined us 20 years ago.  KDA:    How long have you guys been friends?  Robert:     Jeff and… Read more »

Tech Smarts vs. Street Smarts: Why Both Are Essential to Remaining Ahead of the Curve in Today’s Commercial Real Estate Marketplace


by Neil A. Dolgin, Co-President As with virtually every industry and aspect of our lives, commercial real estate continues to reap big benefits with the help of technology these days. From enhancing property research and corporate websites to more sophisticated customer relationship management (CRM) platforms, cloud storage, social media tools and the growing popularity of… Read more »

When It Comes to Valuing Property, There Is No Such Thing as the Perfect Model


When it comes to understanding a building’s value, you want to work with a broker that offers a practical, street-wise approach and a brokerage that specializes in developing, managing, selling, leasing and marketing commercial and industrial property. At KDA we do all of that and more. And we know how to value buildings and make… Read more »

10 Tips for Getting Started as a New Commercial Real Estate Broker


by Grant Dolgin, Co-Vice President We’ve all heard the old saying, “Everything takes time.” While applicable to just about everything in life, it’s especially true when it comes to being a commercial real estate broker. Not only is success contingent on a number of factors that are often beyond your control, achieving profitability as a… Read more »

REBNY Announces 2019 PropTech Challenge


The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and its Technology Committee announced the details for its second annual PropTech Challenge. Launched in 2018, the competition encourages innovative thinkers and software developers to create cutting-edge solutions to challenges facing the real estate industry in New York. We encourage software developers interested in real estate and/or… Read more »

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