CBRE taps Krasnow to oversee S. Fla. offices

Broker had troubles in NYC, operating at Massey Knakal without a license
By Alexander Britell | May 03, 2011 05:47PM

From the South Florida website: CB Richard Ellis has named Kenneth Krasnow to oversee its Broward and Palm Beach County offices, the firm announced today. Krasnow, who will assume the position of managing director, is a veteran of the New York real estate market, most notably with 18 years at Cushman & Wakefield in New York City. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for the company — it’s clearly a leader in the market,” Krasnow told The Real Deal. “My family is in Florida, and I was always sort of looking for the right opportunity to come along that would get me back into [this] market.” Krasnow’s most recent position was as managing director at New York-based Massey Knakal Realty Services investment sales firm, where he expanded the company’s Brooklyn office. Krasnow encountered controversy at Massey Knakal earlier this year, when he was temporarily replaced as managing director at the firm because he was operating without a license, as required by New York State’s Department of State. Krasnow said that it was strictly an administrative issue, however. [more]