Laurence J. Rappaport, Esq.,
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member,
Mr. Rappaport is a commercial real estate industry veteran with more than 40 years’ experience as an attorney, equity investor, developer and property owner. These experiences include assembling portfolios of: small-to-large multifamily buildings, urban high-rises, office buildings, shopping centers and industrial centers.
Prior to forming BYLT Group, Mr. Rappaport was one of four founding partners of KABR Group where he served as CEO. During his 10-year tenure as KABR Group’s CEO, Mr. Rappaport combined his legal expertise and business acumen with a deep understanding of commercial real estate cycles and debt financing to create for KABR Group a real estate portfolio valued in excess of $1.3 billion after investor distributions. Mr. Rappaport as CEO guided the company’s climb from starting-point zero to the completion of over 90 acquisition and disposition transactions. These range from luxury to value-add properties within the region’s most desirable and upand-coming submarkets. Suburban and urban property types included mixed-use, multifamily, office, adaptive reuse, flexible workspace, retail, industrial and hospitality.
Mr. Rappaport launched his career as an attorney specializing in commercial real estate transactions, serving a client base of developers, investment managers, and private investors in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Several years later, he became a principal in various real estate properties, acquiring, managing and selling smaller properties throughout Hoboken, just before Hudson County’s sweeping revitalization initiatives were taking hold.