董事会主席 

KRE Capital LLC

 A partner at KRE Capital LLC, a private equity firm in Beverly Hills, CA since March 2014, Uri Vaknin oversees the firm’s largest investment – five condo properties comprised of 1,300 units in Las Vegas, 内华达州. valued at more than $450M 和 purchased in partnership with Dune Real Estate Partners 和 Northcap. For the portfolio, 哪一个, today includes The Ogden 和 Juhl in Downtown Las Vegas 和 One Las Vegas on South Las Vegas Blvd., Vaknin assumes full management. This includes sales, 市场营销, 广告, PR, 社交媒体, leasing operations, design of common spaces, 景观, furnished models, construction of common spaces, 单位升级, 和 lender 和 investor relations.

During the recession, the condo communities in the portfolio reverted to a rental strategy. Under Vaknin’s oversight 和 expertise as a turn-around specialist, he reimagined the properties, secured critical financing options for homebuyers, 今天, condo sales within the portfolio have grown exponentially with one property selling out 和 another ranked as the fastest-selling condo community in 2018.

A resident of Las Vegas since 2014, Vaknin has forged important relationships with key influencers in the city 和 has become a respected voice for development, the arts 和 Downtown Las Vegas. He recently joined the Board of Directors for the Downtown Vegas Alliance 和 currently serves as its vice-chair. 在市中心, Vaknin worked with the city of Las Vegas to create an annual seminar, fair 和 panel discussion called “Livin’ in the City.”  The event, 哪一个 just completed its third year, promotes the downtown lifestyle 和 urban living.

Vaknin, who first made his mark in real estate while in Atlanta, was SVP of The Marketing Directors, a national residential real estate sales 和 市场营销 company.  Prior to that, he was the #1 sales agent at Coldwell Banker/The Condo Store, also in Atlanta.

Prior to entering the world of real estate, Vaknin co-founded Vaknin Schwartz, an internationally acclaimed fine art gallery representing 和 promoting celebrated local, national 和 international artists in Atlanta, 乔治亚州. The gallery was featured in numerous publications including Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Homme艺术在美国.  Vaknin’s client list was a who’s who of celebrities, corporations 和 collectors.  He sat on several boards, including the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center. He also served as the appointed committee chair of the 公共艺术s Advisory Committee 哪一个 reported to the Mayor of Atlanta.  Vaknin worked on the successful capital campaign of The Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center 和 was a contributing writer to 住宅区的杂志 on art, culture 和 architecture. 

在拉斯维加斯, Vaknin served on the board of The Art Museum at Symphony Park – a world-class art museum planned for Downtown Las Vegas. He now continues his association with the Museum, 哪一个 recently joined forces with the 内华达州ada Museum of Art (NMA), the state’s oldest cultural institution, serving as a trustee. Vaknin’s leadership helped secure a significant parcel of l和 from the city of Las Vegas next to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in the burgeoning downtown master-planned development called Symphony Park, the city’s true cultural center.

In addition to his involvement in the arts, Vaknin sat on the board of the Anti-Defamation League where he received the Daniel R. Ginsberg National 领导 Award in 2003.  He currently serves as Treasurer on the Executive Committee of The Names Project – The AIDS Memorial Quilt. 

While Vaknin’s passion for real estate 和 the arts is paramount, he is also an avid traveler.  In 2007, he summited Mount Kilimanjaro 和 spent time with the Maasai.  He is fascinated with the cities of Tel Aviv 和 Havana 和 has become a near expert on those cities 和 their architecture.  Vaknin has studied Hebrew, 法国, 和 Russian; he is fluent in 德国 和 is currently studying 西班牙语.  In 1986 和 1989, Vaknin spent two summers living in what was then the Soviet Union where he was responsible for setting up the sister-city relationship between Atlanta, 乔治亚州 和 Tbilisi, 乔治亚州.

 

 

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