Delivering premier real estate property management services to NYC co-ops and condos for over 35 years.

Maxwell-Kates, Inc., An Associa® Company

OVERVIEW

At Maxwell-Kates, Inc., An Associa® Company, our relentless focus on property management, teamwork, expertise, and commitment to our clients is vital to our success.

Our technological resources and experienced management staff provide our clients with the necessary information they need to make the most educated and informed decisions to benefit their shareholders, owners, and residents.

While continual innovation and advanced technology are critical to enabling the most effective and efficient management, servicing our clients is best accomplished by our family values and the collaborative, team approach we take to achieve our mutual goals.

As the next-generation leaders of the firm, we remain dedicated to carrying on our legacy of delivering the highest level of service to meet our clients’ needs.

MISSION

“To bring positive impact and meaningful value to every community.”

As the next generation leaders of the firm we remain committed to carrying on this legacy of collaboration, teamwork, and a people-oriented approach to decision-making and problem solving that has been the hallmark of our success.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Property management is our primary focus, ensuring our interests and those of our clients are fully aligned. Our ancillary services and in-house specialist expert offerings have been developed and refined over decades to augment this focused approach.

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

Property management is our primary focus, ensuring our interests and those of our clients are fully aligned. Our ancillary services and in-house specialist expert offerings have been developed and refined over decades to augment this focused approach.

We believe that community can never be undervalued. Providing exceptional service to our client boards, community members, and each other is at the center of everything we do. When you partner with us, your community receives the highest level of attention and responsiveness, proactive communication, a common-sense approach to problem-solving, and the benefit of our decades of experience.

We always strive to do things better to improve the quality of life for all residents and enhance the value of their homes. Our family environment and culture are fundamental to our success. As a family, we stand firmly behind the concept of a united team where everyone is included, valued, respected, and empowered to be their best for the good of each other and the client communities we serve.

 

OUR TEAM

We are proud to have a diverse staff of professionals equipped to tackle any issue our clients may experience. Several members of our staff have been with the firm since we opened for business in 1986, and many for years or decades.

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Our Leadership:

Max Freedman, PC/BR, Licensed Real Estate Broker – CEO
Max Freedman is CEO of Maxwell-Kates, Inc., An Associa Company. He joined the company in 2003, rising through the ranks to become CEO in 2019. He has vast experience in all aspects of real estate property management, having grown up in the business, learning from his father, Robert Freedman, co-founder of MKI (now retired). Mr. Freedman’s hands-on experience ranges from managing capital projects including façade rehabs, roof replacements, elevator modernizations, and sidewalk rehab to window replacements, heating system upgrades, and more. Aside from his leadership duties as CEO, he also still plays a role in ensuring the firm’s compliance with regulatory matters and clean building energy initiatives. He takes pride in having created the mentorship program at MKI to ensure the growth and development of young talent in the management industry, and still mentors several of MKI’s account executives. Mr. Freedman holds a PC/BR Insurance license from POHS Institute, maintains a CPM designation from NYU, and is a New York State Licensed Real Estate Broker.

David DeGidio, – President
David DeGidio has been with Maxwell-Kates for nearly twenty years. Over that time, he has been responsible for directing and overseeing a portfolio of mixed-use properties, including cooperatives, condominiums, multi-family rental properties and commercial real estate. During his tenure, he has overseen the expansion of Maxwell-Kates’ business, leading the company’s foray into Harlem and Williamsburg in particular, where the company now enjoys a strong presence. He is also involved in leading various initiatives that benefit MKI clients and reinforce its leadership position, including helping clients implement green building programs and energy conservation measures, guiding new client boards during new development transitions, implementing new technologies, and advising on major construction projects. He continues to work to expand new business efforts, as well as explore strategic acquisitions.

Mr. DeGidio served as the Board Chair of the 163rd Street Improvement Council which is a community based non-profit organization founded in the South Bronx in 1965 by a group of activists who were concerned about the lack of resources and erosion of Bronx County, particularly the South Bronx. Long considered pioneers in the Bronx for housing and human services programs, the Council offers special-needs, homeless and low-income populations an array of support services. Today, he serves on the Board of Zoning and Adjustments in the New Jersey town where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

Mr. DeGidio completed his undergraduate studies at Pace University and received a Master of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University and holds a Real Estate Brokers license in New York and New Jersey.

Angela Karabaic – Chief Administrative Officer
As a seasoned professional with over 30 years of real estate experience, Ms. Karabaic serves as a member of Maxwell-Kates, Inc.’s executive team. She has played a key role in the firm’s business development and operations as well as providing high level interpersonal client relations and a valuable understanding of administrative services for its managed properties throughout the New York metropolitan area. With her analytical mindset, knowledge of advanced operating procedures, and strategic acumen, combined with her positive demeanor, integrity and work ethic, Ms. Karabaic has developed a reputation in the residential property management industry for getting things done. This has resulted in consistently surpassing performance goals for MKI-managed properties throughout her career. Overseeing Maxwell-Kates’ day to day operations, working closely with the firm’s Principals as well as serving as liaison to each of the MKI’s departments, her long-term commitment to providing the best services for clients in managing their precious investments, has helped position the firm as one of the leaders in NYC residential Cooperative and Condominium property management.

OUR HISTORY

Due to the company’s long-standing success spanning more than three decades, Maxwell-Kates, Inc. was acquired by Associa, the largest community management service company in North America, in 2019.

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OUR HISTORY

Before founding Maxwell-Kates, Inc., An Associa® Company, in 1986, Robert Freedman and Eugene DeGidio served as the managing director and financial vice president of Sulzberger-Rolfe Inc, one of the largest corporate real estate management companies in the New York Metropolitan area at that time. They oversaw a portfolio of approximately 200 buildings consisting of close to 30,000 apartments and were instrumental in transitioning many NYC buildings from rental to cooperative and condominium.

Due to the company’s long-standing success spanning more than three decades, Maxwell-Kates, Inc. was acquired by Associa, the largest community management service company in North America, in 2019.

As part of the Associa network, Maxwell-Katies, Inc. receives national resources and support, but continues to preserve the local market identity, people, experience, expertise, and relationships that clients expect.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

Hear from some of our satisfied customers

Scott S.Co-op Board Member

The value of MKI’s decades of experience in dealing with this immensely complex challenge left the entire board and building humbled and immensely grateful at the excellence of our building’s management company. Everything was back to normal in only three days. We still can’t believe it. God Bless Maxwell-Kates

Mike K.Board Member

We're very lucky to have transitioned to Maxwell Kates management, and have Stuart Orenstein as our managing agent. Our rather complex 115-unit residential condo with multiple commercial stakeholders, parking, on-site co-gen power creation, and a large Church always provide some kind of challenge -- and they are up to the task! Thank you so much for all you do that keeps this place running smoothly.

Cathy F.Co-op Resident

I have been so delighted and impressed with the wonderful, professional, extremely friendly and pleasant experiences I’ve had in my recent dealings with Maxwell-Kates property management. From Debbie, to Tom to Angela—all lovely! It’s clear by their friendly responsive service and prompt attention, that they all care about the buildings and cooperators they represent. So grateful for real estate professionals of their caliber! Thank you so much, all!

Robby P.Board Member

…In my experience [Maxwell-Kates],...have always been very responsive… I can tell our property manager takes pride in managing our building and does a great job of keeping my board on track during our monthly meetings. I would recommend MK to other CO-OPs if you are looking for a management company.

Jessica W.Condo Owner

Andy Marks from Maxwell Kates has been a breath of fresh air! So nice to have someone who is not only responsive (yes, he picks up his direct line!), but also someone who doesn't immediately say "no" on a question I have regarding my investment property. After 3-4 Managing Agents thus far on my property I finally feel in good hands!

Janna H.Condo Owner

I am super impressed with Maxwell-Kates. I've lived in one of the buildings they manage for a few years now. Every question I have is immediately answered. They are professional-yet friendly! I have personally dealt with Cindy Chan-who has been so helpful and always available. Many thanks and kudos to this incredible management agent.

THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE

Maxwell-Kates, Inc., An Associa® Company is committed to finding additional ways to give back to the NYC community in which we do business by assisting residents in need in all five boroughs regardless of whether or not we manage their building.

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THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE

Maxwell-Kates, Inc., An Associa® Company is committed to finding additional ways to give back to the NYC community in which we do business by assisting residents in need in all five boroughs regardless of whether or not we manage their building.

An example of this commitment is our partnership with Associa Cares, the 501c3 arm of our parent company Associa. We recently partnered with Associa Cares to donate funds to the residents of Twin Parks North in the Bronx, who were impacted by the devastating fire that ravaged the building in January of 2022. We have been able to help multiple families put out of their homes by the fire, and in conjunction with Congressman Ritchie Torres’ office, are continuing to assist victims through Bronxworks, a local non-profit organization coordinating continued relief efforts. If you are interested in learning more about Associa Cares, or would like to donate, please visit Associacares.org.

OUR SERVICES

Property Management at the core

Property Management Services

Our core services include:

Board Advisory

Resident Relations and Lifestyle

Building Staff Management

Luxury and Hospitality Training

Financial Management and Planning

Legal Support

Regulatory Compliance

Operations and Physical Plant Management

Technology solutions implementation, support

Landmark-designated Buildings

New Development Services

Mitchell-Lama Specialists

Specialized Dedicated Resources

Over the years we have developed the following resources composed of specialist experts in different disciplines to augment our service offering.

Financial and Accounting

Mechanical Systems & New Construction

Real Estate law

◦ In-house Counsel

Tax Certiorari Consulting

Building Transitions

CONTACT US

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Feel free to contact us with any comments, questions or concerns that you might have, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.