Robert Khodadadian is an experienced commercial real estate broker in New York City and founder of Skyline Properties. Skyline Properties specializes in off-market or “quiet” real estate transactions, allowing buyers and seller to bypass traditional avenues and extraneous expenses of high-profile listings in the New York City area. Khodadadian has been involved with several prominent real estate firms, including Massey Knakal Realty Services and Eastern Consolidated. Throughout his career, Khodadadian has participated in the sale of hundreds of properties across Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, the Bronx, and other areas.
Khodadadian began his career in real estate in 2002 as a junior studying finance at New York’s Pace University. He purchased a foreclosed home in Hempstead, Long Island and executed a complete renovation on the property in three months. He sold the home and continued buying, remodeling, and selling homes in the area while attending college, completing seven more successful sales. These sales caught the attention of Robert Knakal, founder of Massey Knakal who hired Khodadadian out of college in 2004 as an associate. Khodadadian continued his success for three years with the company, where he helped sell more than 100 investment properties, with gross total capitalizations reaching over $300 million.
Using his experience in the highly competitive, fast-paced metropolitan market, Khodadadian saw an opportunity to streamline the process and offer optimal results. He left Massey Knakal Realty in 2006 to begin his own venture, Skyline Properties, with the mission of connecting buyers and sellers outside the networking politics and competitive bidding wars surrounding traditional markets. Skyline offered a discrete and personal alternative to publicized, wide-open opportunities presented by New York’s most well-known brokerage firms. Skyline closes real estate opportunities from public formats, so all parties enjoy a discretionary shield and see opportunities that most interest them, without sifting through numerous exclusive listing ads. By removing high-priced marketing materials and connecting directly with sellers, brokers, investors and buyers, Skyline optimizes the value on each opportunity. Many buyers that are intimidated by the drawn out, aggressive environments of public listings and sellers that seek to close sales quickly and quietly with the most interested buyers look to Skyline. Personal connections between individuals and ongoing assistance throughout the sale gives every participant a comfortable, informed and positive real estate experience, as well as the highest value on their assets.
The burgeoning real estate powerhouse continued to grow until the financial crisis hit the real estate market in 2010. Khodadadian temporarily put Skyline on hold in 2011 to explore opportunities with Eastern Consolidated. However, in May of 2013, Khodadadian decided to reinvigorate Skyline Properties to seize the uptick in Manhattan commercial sales spurred by the low interest rates.
Since its inception, Khodadadian’s pioneering pursuits have been featured across many prominent New York real estate publications, including The Real Deal, Real Estate Weekly, The Commercial Observer, and “Company of the Month” with the New York Real Estate Journal. Khodadadian has also been recognized for his outstanding work in the field as “Executive of the Month” with NYREJ.