BKR Partners is a full service real estate brokerage and investment firm committed to providing the highest standard of service in
New York City.


Brian Kanarek

CEO / FOUNDER

Brian Kanarek is dedicated to being a good citizen and giving back to his community. Professionally, he has built an impeccable track record of doing business at the highest level, brokering real estate transactions for the last eight years. Mr. Kanarek has valuable experience at some of the top firms in Manhattan, including highly productive and formative time at Newmark Knight Frank, Helmsley Spear & Norman Bobrow & Co. During that time, Mr. Kanarek established a strong foundation in the New York City real estate community. Over the course of his career, Mr. Kanarek has successfully originated significant commercial and residential transactions amounting in over $100 million in new business.

Prior to entering the real estate field, Mr. Kanarek co-founded the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, a global platform for Africa centric investment and opportunities for African students and professionals.

Currently, Mr. Kanarek is a candidate for a Master’s of Science in Real Estate Development at New York University’ Schack Institute and Committee Leader of NYU’s Real Estate Institute Student’s Association, Sustainable Built Environment.

Mr. Kanarek is a Broker A member of the Real Estate Board of New York and earned the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation in 2013 and Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS) designation in 2015. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the 12th Street Block Association, Chairman’s Circle member of the James Beard Foundation, Skyscraper Museum, Princeton University Art Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl and an active member of the Valley Forge Military Academy New York City Alumni Regiment.

Alexander Barton

VICE PRESIDENT

Alexander Barton is an expert on New York City. He saves clients time and frustration when it comes to their search for the best real estate. Whether in downtown Manhattan or Brooklyn, Alexander works hard for all of his clients by conducting extensive case specific research to find the best-suited place for his clients price range and property type every time.

A co-op owner in the East Village, Alexander understands that finding value is as important as finding a home and neighborhood that fits your lifestyle. He has lived all over downtown between Union Square and Chinatown, and loves the vibrant diversity that each niche has to offer.

Alexander’s relentless pursuit to satisfy his clients comes from his previous experience in customer service and travel, having worked for an event production firm and a large bridal company. Originally from Villanova, PA, he received a BA in Philosophy with a minor in Business from New York University. His enthusiasm for his work stems from his fascination and enthusiasm for living in NYC. In his free time, Alexander is highly involved in the East Village Community Gardens. He is also passionate about community gardening, bee keeping, contemporary art, theater, basketball, yoga, and running.


Ronald Pasternak

DIRECTOR

Ronald Pasternak is a seasoned professional with comprehensive experience negotiating multi-million dollar transactions. Mr. Pasternak was the founding President of Direct Edge ECN, which was sold for $150 million USD after four years in business. Over a successful 20 year career in finance he was a market maker and major player in the equities markets.

Ronald is a highly intelligent expert in real estate. He brings passion and attention to detail in negotiating complex real estate transactions. Mr. Pasternak is a savvy businessman that you want as your advocate in any real estate transaction, whether you’re selling your property or leasing office space. He will make sure your needs are met and expectations exceeded.

Ron is an avid skier and tennis player. He is a staunch supporter of Lincoln Center and the performing arts. He also supports the Belleayre Conservatory at Belleayre Ski Center in the Catskills. Ronald is a member of the Upper West Side Republican Club and a graduate of Binghamton University with a BS in Accounting.

Ron lives with his partner, Tatyana and her two children on the Upper West Side. They have two children in college, a daughter at the University of Maryland pre-med, and his son studies at SUNY Buffalo majoring in finance.