RK Associates is a privately held, family-owned real estate development company which currently owns over 6,000,000 square feet of commercial space. Our expertise lies in the acquisition, development and management of "open air" regional and community shopping centers in New England and South Florida. RK Associates has a proven track record of acquiring outdated shopping centers and adding significant value by re-branding the centers based on our methodical time-proven approach. All of RK Associates’ leasing and management is performed in-house by company staff.
Raanan Katz is the founder and principal owner of RK Associates, a privately held, family-owned real estate development company which currently owns over 6,000,000 square feet of retail space and 100,000 square feet of office space in New England and South Florida. Since entering the real estate development arena in the 1970s, his "hands-on" approach and conservative borrowing practices have resulted in a portfolio of first-class properties with an extremely low debt structure, resulting in R.K. Associates being one of the more stable shopping center operato rs in the industry.
Raanan Katz first arrived in the United States in his early twenties with a reputation as an excellent outside shooter on the Israeli National Basketball Team, and was invited to join the Boston Celtics training camp. Celtics Head Coach, Red Auerbach recommended Raanan Katz to play for the U.S. All Stars, the sparring team for the Harlem Globetrotters. After leaving the All Stars, he settled in Boston, Massachusetts and purchased a small apartment building with the money he earned. During the next several years he amassed over 2000 apartment units in the Greater Boston area.