Investment sales broker Robert Khodadadian has returned to his roots, re-launching his Skyline Properties brokerage.
And his aim is to zero-in on the off-market sector where discretion is the watchword of some of the city’s most serious property players.
“Our mission at Skyline is to create off market opportunities designed to provide sellers with complete discretion while aiding buyers in acquiring a valuable asset,” said Khodadadian, an eight-year veteran of the brokerage business.
“The Manhattan commercial market has become so competitive and aggressive that, when a buyer sees or hears the words ‘exclusive listing’ they’re likely to hit delete. The majority of the trades done in the city lately are transactions that were not sold exclusively and the sales price went above market.”
Khodadadian added, “I work with many buyers that are more than happy to pay a premium to tie up a deal before it hits the market and Skyline’s objective is to create personal relationships with buyers so that we can show them only deals they have benchmarked.”
Khodadadian — a Great Neck, Long Island, native whose parents are Persian immigrants — wound down Skyline in late 2011, but believes the market is prime for his investment strategy.
“Active buyers have constant deal flow. Skyline’s approach is to tailor-make the process so that they only see deals that match their acquisition criteria,” he said. “Most importantly, Skyline will never send out deals to clients unless we are in direct contact with the seller and have complete control of the deal.”
Khohdadadian, 30, is an honors graduate of Pace university, was previously a broker with both Massey Knakal and Eastern Consolidated. Over his career, he has amassed sales valued at close to $500 million.