Isaac Katan Co-Founder of Landman Realty Isaac Katan is the founder of the Katan Group, a real estate and international business conglomerate with over 2.5 billion dollars in real estate transactions and a global footprint in diverse industries and signature large-scale real estate projects. Mr. Katan’s experience, now spanning decades, covers a wide array of real estate and business activities dealing with every stage of the transaction/deal – from urban planning, deal structuring, complex extensive zoning change, negotiation, and development.
Past real estate developments have created thousands of residential and commercial units in the New York metropolitan area. Since its inception in 1986, the Katan Organization has played a major role in some of the most exclusive and prestigious areas of NYC. The Katan Organization was named, in the past, the third largest developer in the Borough of Brooklyn as well as the number one developer in terms of the number of active projects occurring simultaneously. Additionally, the Katan Organization has worked closely with both private and public entities, including the City of New York (HPD) and the Federal Government (HUD), resulting in the creation of hundreds of affordable housing units.
For one of its most prominent deals, the Katan Organization purchased the 16-acre Domino Sugar site in Williamsburg on the Brooklyn waterfront for $55 million. The site was approved for approximately 3 million sq. ft. of mixed-use development and was subsequently sold for $185 million (inclusive of approved site plan). The Katan Organization was also involved in purchasing over 4,000,000 sq. ft. of shopping centers throughout the United States at substantial discounts to market prices. These transactions have highlighted one of the most prominent elements of the Katan Organization’s success – Mr. Katan’s ability to work effectively with neighborhood-based associations as well as city organizations in order to understand and meet the needs of speciﬁc localities. The organization’s attention to quality design and the highest construction standards have set its projects apart from other real estate developments.
In the aggregate, Mr. Katan has demonstrated a far-reaching insight and pioneering approach in all his endeavors resulting in opportunistic returns and a string of successful projects in some of the most competitive markets in the country.