Bob Knakal, BK Real Estate Group

A New York City Real Estate Success Story

Bob Knakal, BK Real Estate Group

My podcast guest today is New York City's top investment sales broker, Bob Knakal, a gentleman and scholar, who has sold 2,276 buildings in the city with value of over $21 billion, the most ever for an individual broker in the city’s history and guess what, as soon as we started talking I knew all I wanted to hear today was Bob’s inspirational story so we barely discuss real estate at all.

Instead, you are going to be learning how this charming man built his company, Massey Knakal that he sold for some $100 million despite having gone through hard times when he had to run the business entirely on credit card debt. Bob discusses the secrets to his success; describing how to build strong, cooperative teams that drive profit, what to do when the economy goes sideways on you, how to hire, what to avoid, and how to keep people motivated and driven to succeed.

Though the foundation upon which Bob's journey sits is New York real estate investment sales, and while it is easy to be awed by the scale of this success, his story is not just about numbers; it's a tale of strategic partnerships, the importance of neighborhood specialization, and a firm belief in servant leadership. He shares how a focus on information and relationships catapulted Massey Knakal to the top of NYC's real estate market.

Bob also reflects upon a period of introspection after selling his company and he discusses the challenges and opportunities presented by technological advancements, his late but impactful entry into social media, and how traditional practices like direct mail remain relevant in a digital age.

Join us for an insider's look at the story behind New York City’s most prolific real estate investment sales professional, with beneficial insights for investors or anyone in the field. A must-watch for anyone looking to learn the wisdom served up by one of the real estate industry's true legends.

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