Kathy Zamechansky, Owner and President of KZA Realty Group, Inc. a Bronx based Commercial Real Estate Brokerage and Consulting Firm, has over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry in the public and private sector. KZA Realty Group, Inc and Kathy Zamechansky & Associates provide their clients with a vast array of comprehensive services ranging from brokerage, pre-development consulting, project management and community and government relations services that have helped our clients successfully navigate New York's intricate land use system.
Ms. Zamechansky is among the very few professionals in New York City with the integrated, in-depth experience and relationships in government, business, and grassroot community organizations. In more than 20 years of public service and 15 years as a consultant, she has earned a reputation as a savvy and effective professional who gets results.
During her career, Ms. Zamechansky has help a variety of public and private positions including Chief of Staff to a member of the New York City Council, Assistant to a Congressman, Director of Community Boards for the Borough of the Bronx, Chief of Staff to a Borough President and the first President of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp. She has also served as the Executive Director of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce before starting her own firm in the late 1980s.
She has experience shepherding many high profile projects from the initial planning phase to its grand opening. At each step, KZA provides strategies for constructive and cost-effective community involvement that educates, involves, promotes and builds the support necessary to successfully traverse New York's daunting maze of formal and informal approval processes. Additionally, we create and implement job training and minority participation programs that provide local employment through the construction phase and for permanent and part-time jobs upon a project's completion.
Kathy Zamechansky has been working with the principals of D&J Ambulette and Citicare to develop the Zerega/Havemeyer industrial site located in the Zerega Industrial Park as a Green Transportation Depot. KZA dealt with the principals of the company and their team to develop the response to the RFP. Ms. Zamechansky has been retained by the principals to provide community and government relations services to the team during the approval process and the construction phase of the project.
Kathy Zamechansky has been retained by Triangle Equities, the group selected by EDC to develop Bronxchester sites A&B on 149th Street in the 3rd Avenue Hub area of the Bronx. Ms. Zamechansky works with the development team and provides community and government relations services to maximize community involvement in the development of the site. KZA is also working with Triangle Equities on the leasing opportunities for local businesses in the project.
Kathy Zamechansky was part of the Blumenfeld Development Corporation team that was selected to develop a city-owned parcel on 125th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues in Manhattan.
As consultants to Rosenshein Associates, KZA was part of the team that was selected by EDC to develop a 140,000 square foot, mixed use shopping center on a vacant city owned parcel on Co-op City Boulevard in the Bronx.
KZA helped Bronx Prep Charter School to expand from a temporary space in a church to a state of the art facility. As their broker, Ms. Zamechansky identified a city owned site in the Bathgate Industrial Park for the school's relocation. Acting as their development consultant, she represented the school before the EDC was successful in negotiating site control for the school. She partnered with the school's land use attorney to secure the necessary zoning approvals form the Board of Standards and Appeals to enable the school to build a facility in the industrial park. She worked with the Executive Director of Bronx Prep to negotiate the sale price of the land and was able to secure the support of Community Board 3, the Office of the Borough President, local elected officials and the Port Authority of NY/NJ who has control of the parks usage.
KZA worked with national retailer Home Depot to overcome vociferous opposition by local retailers, institutions and community groups who organized to stop the development of Home Depot on Gun Hill Road and Zerega Avenue in the Bronx.
Kathy Zamechansky is a member of several community and business organizations in the Bronx and Harlem. She is the President of the Bronx Manhattan-North Association of Relators, she is the 57th President and the 6th Woman elected to the position, on the Board of Directors of the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce and Chairperson of The Fund for the Future Women Leaders of the Bronx. In May 2013, she was named Executive of the Month by New York Real Estate Journal and in 2009, she was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women by The Bronx Times Reporter and was awarded the Realtor of the Year by the Bronx-Manhattan Association of Realtors.