SALES & ACQUISITIONS

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RK’s acquisition and disposition personnel are in frequent contact with buyers and sellers of property. We maintain a strong cooperative relationship with the general brokerage community. The acquisition team’s approach to property selection involves evaluating the economic viability and growth potential of the geographic area and specific property in conjunction with evaluating the physical condition of the property and the feasibility of improvements and finally analyzing management strategies for substantially improving the property performance. By careful research, RK’s acquisition team has discovered “diamonds in the rough” located in stable markets that, through physical upgrading and strong management, have increased in growth and appreciation.




Kris Yankasammy Sales & Acquisitions/Finance Manager
Kris Yankasammy

Mr. Yankasammy joined the Property Management Department of RK Properties in 1999. He was recognized as one of the top Community Managers by the Apartment Association of Southern California and quickly rose to the position of Regional Supervisor. As Supervisor he was able to share his vast customer service skills with his team of community managers.

His computer knowledge helped the transition at ground level as RK Properties began expansion that made computer access at the property level a necessity. With the company’s adoption of the Yardi Property Management system, he became a leading force in manager training as well as assisting in tailoring the system to fit RK requirements. As a member of the property management’s due diligence team, he aided in the streamlining and computerization of the process, helping to provided sound and reasonable data on which acquisition decisions could be made.

In March 2005 Mr. Yankasammy joined the Sales and Acquisitions team. Initially he was tasked with expanding the market research, underwriting and due diligence process for new product acquisitions and dispositions. In 2007 he initiated the market and on the ground research that lead to the company’s expansion into Florida through the RK Opportunity Fund’s purchase of the distressed properties. While at RK Properties, he has been integral in the acquisition and disposition of $530,000,000 in multifamily real estate. He has also acquired and processed $200,000,000 in financing including twelve refinances in the past eighteen months that reduced the average mortgage payment by 35%.




Daniel Swersky-Louw Acquisitions and Dispositions Analyst
Daniel Swersky-Louw

Mr. Swersky-Louw joined the RK Properties Acquisitions and Dispositions team in February 2018. His responsibilities include sourcing and underwriting of multi-family acquisitions across the United States and contributing to the marketing efforts related to dispositions. He also manages the firm’s acquisition pipeline for various target markets across the country and facilitated the onboarding of new CRM software that increased deal-flow effectiveness. Prior to joining RK Properties, Mr. Swersky-Louw worked at Cowley Real Estate Partners as an assistant development manager on various projects including the high-profile La Plaza Village opposite Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. Mr. Swersky-Louw holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from California State University, Long Beach.




Katie King Acquisitions and Dispositions Research Assistant
Katie King

Ms. King has been an active member of the Company’s board of directors since 2012.. She holds a Bachelors of Arts from University of Southern California and a Masters of Arts from California Institute of Integral Studies. Prior to joining RK Properties, Ms. King worked for a large family foundation, which distributes over 3 million dollars to non-profit organizations every year. During this time she established, managed, and maintained strong relationships with benefactors and grantees. Ms. King draws on her broad experience in order to bring innovation and strategies of growth to RK Properties. She is currently involved in the Sales and Acquisitions department.