About Ken Sato
Ken Sato formed Strategic Properties in 2013 to acquire and develop properties in the New Jersey market. Prior to Strategic Properties, he has been involved in a wide range of real estate activities including co-op and condo conversations, debt and equity financing and management.
Ken Sato has acquired, developed, financed and managed commercial real estate for over 25 years. As sponsor, he has converted a high rise in Manhattan and a garden apartment on Long Island.
He successfully acquired, converted and sold the Grand Chelsea Condominiums, a 21-story high rise in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. He also converted and sold 92 unsold units at the Rockville Tudor, a 147 unit co-op in Rockville Centre, Long Island.
In both projects he achieved triple digit IRRs.
He has also managed, repositioned and sold a luxury high rise residential building in Stamford, CT called The Classic on behalf of a foreign financial institution. Prior to that, he acquired and managed over 500 multifamily units in Seattle, WA. More recently he co-developed a micro apartment project in Portland, OR and is currently developing a 122 micro apartment project in Jersey City.
He was formerly with an investment bank in their Principal Transactions Group acquiring distressed real estate assets on behalf of the company. Prior to that he was with two international real estate firms and an insurance company in their real estate department. He has a B.A. from Colgate University and is a licensed real estate broker.