Kenneth D. Rosen, CCIM, is a successful real estate investor, a condo conversion pioneer, a prominent member of the South Florida real estate industry, and a civic activist.
Since 1975, Ken, who is the founder and president of Kendar Realty, Inc., has bought and sold over $500 million worth of investment property, including apartment complexes, office buildings, retail centers, warehouse complexes, and land.
Always an innovator, he 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. He is the author of Condominium Conversions: Ken Rosen’s Success Formula for Big Profits.
Ken served as the two-term president of the Miami Association of Realtors and is the recipient of several awards, including “Realtor of the Year.” 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. He was the driving force behind the formation of the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute at Florida International University.
In his spare time, Ken sails and is a volunteer skipper with Shake-a-Leg of Miami, an organization through which children with disabilities can learn to sail on Biscayne Bay.
He is a graduate of Boston University, past master of his Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree Mason, and a Shriner. He is a member of Temple Israel and serves on its advisory board. Ken is married to Ellen Kempler and has seven children and five grandchildren.