Commercial real estate typically gets a lot of attention in the Lower Hudson Valley, which is home to corporate headquarters, sprawling office parks and modern shiny glass-enclosed office buildings. It’s a market dominated by the big players such as Mack-Cali, Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE.
What’s a small real estate outfit to do?
If it’s New York Commercial Realty Group, they say they use their small stature to their advantage by being nimble, flexible and quicker-acting than their competitors.
But lately the firm — run by two brothers from Yonkers, Michael and Frank Rao — has been on target by specializing in the industrial sub-sector, perhaps the least sexy niche in all of real estate.
“We’re street guys,” says Frank Rao, the older of the brothers. “That’s our style. We’ll drive around and see what’s going on.”
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