About Us

We are BK Real Estate Advisors, also known as BKREA, a new commercial brokerage company for a new age. The world is changing rapidly. Our firm will continue to utilize old-school analog tools for mapping and data collection but will layer on cutting edge technologies to create better interpretations of the data and the market to give all of our clients an advantage. That edge will lead to more options and better results.

Our Story

Bob Knakal has a history of brokering investment property sales since 1984 and, as of last week, has sold an astonishing 2,330 properties in New York, generally considered to be the highest total for any individual broker ever in the city. Those sales total approximately $22 billion.

Technology is changing the world and the rate of change, particularly in the Artificial Intelligence arena, is advancing almost weekly. Media, and especially social media, is providing faster and faster access to a rapidly growing audience. A combination of being on the cutting edge of these profound changes and knowing how to best utilize them to advantage our clients based upon our vast experience, is creating a new way commercial investment sales brokerage is being done. We hope to be the leader in the implementation of this new way to do a business that has historically been very slow to adapt to a changing environment.

Meet our Team

We have established an all-star team of elite real estate professionals to bring our clients the best service.

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Taylor Bello

Director of Communications

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Duane Burress

Senior Research Associate

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Edward Winslow

Head of SEO & PR

Meet our Team

We have established an all-star team of elite real estate professionals to bring our clients the best service.

Chairman & CEO

Bob "BK" Knakal

Chief Operating Officer

Seth Samowitz

Senior VP, Transactions

Ryan Candel

Comptroller

Cynthia Knakal

Director of Communications

Taylor Bello

Operations Manager

Denise Budzaku

Social Media Manager

Mo Regalado

Senior Research Associate

Duane Burress

Head of SEO & PR

Edward Winslow

Who We Are and What We Do?

Marketing Approach

We specialize in maximizing exposure for sellers to get the highest price for their property. We do this through our signature 7-step marketing approach.

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Maximize the Potential Site

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Property Due Diligence

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Preparation of Marketing  Materials

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Maximizing Property Exposure

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Protect Sellers Best Interest

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Maximize Sales Price

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Accountability & Reporting

Media

As the world evolves, leveraging social media has become crucial for reaching potential buyers. This strategy is key to attracting new clients and referrals, thereby increasing probability that the perfect buyer will be obtained. To this end, we capitalize on Bob Knakal's extensive social media network to maximize our outreach.

Bob was named the #1 CRE Influencer on LinkedIn out of 900 million users in 2024.

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40K + Followers on LinkedIn

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32K+ Followers on X (formerly Twitter)

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8K+ Followers on Instagram

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Over 23.5 million impressions and views in 2023

AI Enabled

We are leveraging artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies to offer clients the future of commercial real estate. By integrating AI into our operations, we are transforming the way we conduct business in the real estate sector.

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40+ Years of Historical Data

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Predictive Property Pricing

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Automated Buyer Outreach

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Buyer Proclivity Analysis

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2,332

Buildings Sold

82M

Total Square Feet Sold

$22B

Total Sales

40+ YR

CRE Experience

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Testimonials from clients

We guarantee the best results for each and every client:

Haejin Baek, Barclays Capital

Seller of 200 East 59th Street

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Bob Knakal and his team did everything they said they would do and more to produce outstanding results for us.

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Gary Barnett, Extell Development

Seller of 341 East 62nd Street

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If you are selling a development site in New York City, you must speak to Bob and his team.


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Steve Benjamin, The Dermot Company

Seller of 40-41 Union Street

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Bob Knakal is a successful entrepreneur and salesman, but is also a quality person who cares a lot about what he is doing and the people around him.

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Nick Bienstock, Savanna Partners

Seller of 1516-1518 First Avenue

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The price Bob achieved for us was in excess of his valuation and we are extremely pleased with the quality of the execution we received here.

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Richard Born, BD Hotels

Seller of 3111 New Hyde Park Road

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We wanted a broker who knew the land market cold and would work tirelessly on our behalf. Bob Knakal did just that!

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David Brause, Brause Realty

Seller of 36-38 Hudson Street

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Bob is a wonderful psychiatrist and chess player as he encourages the parties to come to agreement regardless of the hurdles every deal faces.

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