Kenneth Schuckman began his career in commercial real estate more than three decades ago. He has been leading the team at Schuckman Realty, a company founded by his father, Stanley Schuckman, since 2001.
At Schuckman, Kenneth directs a vast and competent team of brokers and analysts at the company’s Lake Success headquarters. He maintains the traditions his father instilled: relationship building, integrity, strong community ties, and unrivaled market knowledge. Under Kenneth’s direction, Schuckman handles tens of millions of square feet of commercial space, not only in Long Island, but also in Manhattan, the boroughs, and across the tristate area.
As early as his teenage years, Kenneth has facilitated deals with Rite Aid, Dunkin’ Donuts, AutoZone, and Family Dollar, to name a few. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, he spent a year in Israel before joining Forest City Ratner’s retail development division, specializing in urban projects in the outer boroughs of New York City. During his tenure, Ken was involved in milestone developments such as Forest Avenue Commons anchored by Kohl’s, as well as Lowe’s Home Improvement in Staten Island.
In 2005, Kenneth won the accolade of Rising Star in the Real Estate Industry by Real Estate Weekly Newspaper. He also won the 2010 CoStar Top Power Broker award, as well as the Broker of the Year award in both 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. With Kenneth at the helm, Schuckman Realty has earned several additional honors.
National tenants and area landlords, including REITs, seek Kenneth for his expertise in strategic growth. He and his team have signed leases with tenants such as Whole Foods Market, CVS, North Shore Farms, Best Market, Walgreens, Starbucks, GoHealth Urgent Care, TD Bank, and Arhaus Furniture and many more.
Every day, Kenneth demonstrates creativity and savvy while structuring transactions on behalf of Schuckman Realty, always with his customers’ best interests in mind.
Stanley H. Schuckman, founder of Schuckman Realty, began his career in real estate in 1970 at the age of 24, working for a well-known real estate broker and developer. Within months, Mr. Schuckman began to execute agreements, and eventually, the building of several prominent retail chains. Those first experiences in the real estate brokerage business paved the path for a successful career that today spans 46 years, involving tens of millions of square feet of retail space across the tristate area.
During his early years, Mr. Schuckman closely studied the shopping center business, forming high-level expertise in market research, retail strategies, and architectural planning. His early mentors included the late Mr. David Muss, principal developer of Long Island’s Walt Whitman Mall; the late Charles Lazarus, founder of Toys R Us; and Mr. Frank Castagna, owner and builder of Long Island’s Americana Shopping Center. In the late 1970s, Mr. Schuckman brought Channel Home Center to Long Island and convinced other major chains to follow suit. By the year 2000, he and his team completed transactions involving some 60 shopping centers, including 400 major tenant transactions with the likes of CVS, K-Mart, TJ Maxx, and many more.
Mr. Schuckman was honored for his real estate business achievement by his alma mater C W Post College, and honored for his charitable efforts by the American Jewish Committee, and The State of Israel Bonds. In 2013, Mr. Schuckman, a very proud father, turned over Schuckman Realty to his son Kenneth.