Our Principals



ROBERT KAYE


Mr. Kaye has been in the real estate business in New York City for more than thirty years. In 1979, he was co-founder of Joseph Realty, Inc., which specialized in the management and sales of brownstone and small commercial buildings. During Mr. Kaye’s six-year tenure, his firm sold, converted, and managed more than thirty buildings.


In 1985, Mr. Kaye joined Sulzberger-Rolfe, Inc. a long established full service real estate company. Here he was able to apply his knowledge of building management, finance, and brokerage to major accounts, many with buildings in the conversion process. One of Mr. Kaye’s duties while at Sulzerberger-Rolfe was to hire and train the staff including property managers for these conversion properties.


Mr. Kaye’s creativity, expertise and knowledge combine to make him unparalleled in the residential building field. In 1988 he cofounded R.F. Stuart, Real Estate.




FRANKLIN SPEISER


Mr. Speiser has been active in Manhattan residential real estate since 1983. Prior to that Mr. Speiser was in charge of property management for the New York City Department of General Services. He then held high-level positions with Sulzberger-Rolfe, Inc. and the Ziegelman Organization before forming R.F. Stuart, Real Estate with Robert Kaye in 1988.


During his five years at the Ziegelman Organization, he supervised the co-op and condo conversion of more than ten buildings in Brooklyn and Queens. He has served on both the Residential Ethics and Governmental Affairs Committees at the Real Estate Board of New York and has been an arbitrator for the Board as well.


Mr. Speiser is knowledgeable in all aspects of cooperative and condominium apartment buildings and is a recipient of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Residential Star Award.