I have been in real estate my entire life. I am the third-generation president and CEO of the Kalikow Group, which owns and or manages more than 6,000 apartments, condominiums and co-ops in New York City, Nassau & Suffolk. I care about the properties we own and maintain as well as the people who live in them.
Describing the Housing Act of 2019 as a big mistake for NY owners, renters and the city, panelists believe that the law creates uncertainty and is retroactive as much as 23 years; predicting fewer property improvements and fewer jobs as owners, builders and bankers continue to discuss this legislation.
The decision to modify New York City’s rent laws had good intentions. They say that’s what the road to hell is paved with.
There’s no denying the system needed an overhaul. Bad landlords had figured out ways to abuse the system and take advantage of tenants, engaging in illegal behavior to push out rent regulated occupants in the pursuit of larger profits.
More than 200 golfers raised nearly $250,000 for breast health education at the 23rd Annual Maurer Golf Classic. The event was organized by Maurer Foundation volunteer Jodee Sarisky, of Kaled Management, who herself is a breast cancer survivor.
When I was 12 years old, I visited a Forest Hills, Queens apartment renovation our family was working on. With my aspirations towering over my actual height, I asked one of the workers if I could help jackhammer some of the tiles out of a bathroom for the project.
Edward Kalikow, president of the Kalikow Group – representing the third of four generations of his family-owned real estate enterprise – talks about the company’s development, his role in its growth and plans for the future.