Massey Knakal Realty Services is pleased to announce that five of their agents have been presented with the CoStar Powerbroker award. Robert Knakal, Thomas Donovan, Mark Lively, Michael Amirkhanian, Stephen Palmese and Brian Sarath were among those honored with this prestigious award.
Mr. Knakal has been personally responsible for the sale of more 1,300 buildings worth over $9.0 billion. He is a two time winner of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Robert T. Lawrence Award in the Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Contest. Mr. Knakal writes a weekly article on the NYC Real Estate Market called Concrete Thoughts for The Commercial Observer.
Mr. Amirkhanian has been involved in the sale of over 70 properties with an aggregate consideration over $110 million. In one notable assignment, in North Crown Heights, he represented Time Moving in the sale of 1000 Dean Street for $11 million to a partnership between Goldman Sach’s Urban Real Estate Investment Group and BFC Partners. This transaction produced a neighborhood changing, 140,000 square foot artist and tech oriented office conversion which will be anchored on the ground floor with an entertainment space by the Brooklyn Flea.
Mr. Donovan joined Massey Knakal in 1998 to head up the firm's first full-service outer borough office. In 2012, Mr. Donovan was named Massey Knakal’s Top Salesperson of the Year in Queens for the fifth consecutive year. This is the fifth year in a row that CoStar named Mr. Donovan a Top Sales Broker for Queens/Long Island. To date, Mr. Donovan has handled over 184 transactions (254 buildings) with a total aggregate sales value of over $920 million.
Mr. Lively, who focuses on Brooklyn’s Williamsburg and Greenpoint areas, has been involved in the sale of approximately 150 properties with a total aggregate value of over $300,000,000.
Mr. Palmese focuses on Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Fort Greene and Prospect Heights. Since joining the firm, Stephen has sold over 100 properties with an aggregate consideration of nearly $700 million. In 2012, he was named a Top Investment Sales Broker in New York by Real Estate Forum and was profiled on the front cover of The Commercial Observer for having sold 8% of all Brooklyn sales in 1H12.
Mr. Sarath originally handled investment sales in the Jamaica section of Queens and its surrounding areas but his territory has since expanded to cover areas such as Howard Beach, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill and Ozone Park. This is the fourth time Mr. Sarath has been named a Top Sales Broker for Queens/Long Island by CoStar. Mr. Sarath has sold more than 125 buildings and loans with an aggregate value of $450 million.
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Agents: Brian Sarath, Mark Lively, Michael Amirkhanian, Robert Knakal, Stephen Palmese, Thomas Donovan