Kenneth D. Rosen, CCIM, is a successful Realtor, real estate investor, author, educator, condo conversion pioneer, prominent member of the South Florida real estate industry, and a civic activist.
Ken, who is the President of Kendar Realty, Inc., has bought, sold, and brokered over $750 million worth of investment properties. He has conducted over 150 seminars before local, state, and national audiences.
He has written four books the latest of which is Investing in Income
Properties: The Big Six Formula for Achieving Wealth in Real Estate Second
Edition, published by John Wiley & Sons and released in April, 2017.
From the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s, Ken stepped into what then was uncharted territory: the conversion of rental apartments to condominiums. He converted 1,700 units in 22 apartment complexes to become the state of Florida’s leader in that area.
Ken served two terms as president of the Miami Association of Realtors and is the recipient of several awards, including “Realtor of the Year”.
In the late 1970’s Ken formed “Operation Eyeball,” a project whereby he and a three member committee lobbied Florida legislators contemplating a rent control law. They met personally with numerous legislators and successfully convinced them to defeat the legislation. The Wall Street Journal edition of November 18, 1985 made reference to “Operation Eyeball” and Ken’s leadership role
Ken served on the Dade County Planning Advisory Board and was Chairman of the South Florida Council of Real Estate Boards.
In 2003, the Florida Association of Realtors named him a “Hometown Hero” for his volunteer work as a guardian ad litem for neglected, abused, and abandoned children. Ken sails and is a 25 year volunteer skipper with Shake-a Leg of Miami, an organization through which he teaches children with disabilities how to sail on Biscayne Bay. He is a graduate of Boston University, a 32nd degree Mason, Past Master of his Masonic Lodge, and a Shriner. He is married to Ellen Kempler and has seven children and five grandchildren