I have been active in the South Florida real estate market for over 10 years. My areas of concentration have included activities in both commercial and residential. I have had the opportunity to w
Get to know Kim Kaplan
My career in real estate was all but destined. It is no exaggeration to say that my life has been, and continues to be, shaped by the business. Before becoming a Realtor®, I was a skilled and exacting negotiator, representing corporate clients in multimillion-dollar advertising buys and schedules with all the major U.S. television networks.
Seymour H. Kaplan, my father, loomed large for decades in the industry in the New York tri-state area as a major developer of residential and commercial properties. His high-profile firm, Kaplan & Shure, specialized in the design and construction of multi-acre complexes-among them the famed London Terrace on Manhattan's West Side-that today still serves as a template of visionary urban planning and architectural design, and economically viable housing options for mid- to upper-income consumers in one of the nation's tightest real estate markets.
Coming to the profession with singular intensity and concentration over ten years ago, I combined my years of tutelage with my father with my academic and professional preparation, and I have begun to make my own mark in the industry in South Florida, both in the residential and commercial sectors.
I am very South Florida-focused regarding carving a niche with major investors who are looking to purchase land for ground-up projects, rental properties suitable for condo conversion, and the sell-out of any of these products. As a Sales Associate, I played a lead role in both the procurement and the sales of a $20-million condo conversion in Deerfield Beach, Florida - 118-unit, garden-style complex.
I continue to maintain strong ties with my clients even if they are not prepared to enter the marketplace at this time.
I earned my undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Denver, and a graduate degree (M.B.A.) in Finance and Marketing at Long Island University.
I currently hold the following prestigious certifications: ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist), CRS (Certified Residential SpecialiI st), e-Pro (Internet Certification), GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), and TRC (Transnational Referral Certificate) designations. In addition, I have completed the course requirements for the coveted CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation, which will soon be added to my professional credentials.