Real Estate Veteran Garry Klein Named Director of Houlihan Lawrence’s Commercial Division

Real Estate Veteran Garry Klein Named Director of Houlihan Lawrence’s Commercial Division
Garry Klein
Director, Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Division

RYE BROOK—Houlihan Lawrence has reported the appointment of Garry Klein as Director of the company’s Commercial Division. Klein previously served as Regional Manager and Associate Broker responsible for recruiting, training and managing the Westchester division of the company.

In his previous role, Klein represented owners, buyers and tenant clients in the evaluation, sales, purchase and leasing of commercial property in the region. He replaced Tom LaPerch, who recently stepped down after leading Houlihan Lawrence’s Commercial Division for 10 years. LaPerch, an Associate Real Estate Broker, is remaining with the firm and transitioning back to a sales position.

Klein, who joined Houlihan Lawrence in 2012, has more than 35 years of experience in diversified aspects of commercial and residential real estate, including: sales and marketing, appraisal and valuation, market research, acquisitions, development, and financing. He is responsible for more than $600 million in closed real estate transactions (sales and leasing) to date. He has been among the top producing brokers for the company for the past 10 years and Co-Star Power Broker for the past two years.

He brings to his new leadership position an in-depth knowledge of real estate brokerage, municipal approvals processes and zoning regulations, construction and adaptive re-use, project and end-loan financing, and property management, company officials stated.

Klein currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Yonkers Downtown Business Improvement District and is a member of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ Commercial, Investment Division and the Building and Realty Institute of Westchester & Mid-Hudson Region.

Klein holds a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute School of Architecture with a concentration in Real Estate and Finance. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design and Planning from SUNY Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. He has been a licensed real estate broker in New York and Connecticut since 1987 and was also licensed as a Real Estate Appraiser in New York.

Klein serves on the Board of Directors for the UJA Business and Professional Division and volunteers as an adaptive ski instructor for differently-abled children. He is a resident of Stamford, CT.

“As the leading real estate brokerage North of New York City, our division has the ability to leverage the Houlihan Lawrence name in our region, backed by Berkshire Hathaway’s HomeServices of America and its connections throughout the country. I look forward to growing our commercial team into new markets that we have recently entered in Connecticut and the Hudson Valley”, stated Klein.

Houlihan Lawrence has 32 offices and more than 1,450 agents serving Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, Ulster and Orange counties in New York and Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties in Connecticut.

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