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Global Real Estate Strategies

Global Real Estate Strategies is a Developer and Investment Firm, focused on micro-distinctions that cumulatively have a disproportionate impact on the use and value of real estate. While NYC centric, our reach and experience is global.

Our mission is to create extraordinary live and work properties that maximize returns by judiciously deploying funds, while encouraging innovation and minimizing risk.

What We Do

We offer ownership participation in desirable projects that are environmentally conscious and financially exemplary for equity contribution.

Utilize our experience and depth of relationships to source “off market” deals, funding and partnerships.
Anticipate demand and target opportunities in emerging sectors.
Deliver exceptional returns by integrating our in-house expertise in zoning, entitlement, construction, marketing, leasing, financing and capital structuring.
Maximize social impact in the communities we serve, by providing affordable housing and sponsoring specific Non-Profit Organizations.

Some of Our Projects

438 East 12th Street

82 residences with more than 16000 square feet of amenities

221 West 29th Street

102,000 sf. residential development consisting of a 21-story, 96 residential apartments, with retail component on the 1st floor

The Richmond 201 E. 80th Street

Luxury Condominium: 210,000 sf, 24-story with 101 residences

1055 Park Avenue

12-story, 35,000 sf, and high-end luxury residential condominium

240 Park Avenue South

17 story, 112,000 sf residential condominium, 52-unit building

300 East 64th Street

203,000 sf, 27 story, and 103 high end rental units

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Connect with Global Real Estate Strategies

See why we are global leaders and world class real estate advisors. For information & inquires, please connect with us.

Global Real Estate Strategies
777 Walnut Avenue
Cranford, New Jersey 07016

Phone: (908) 956-8900
Fax: (908) 276-5642

Ken Van Liew, P.E.

CEO & Principal,,

Ken has over 30 years of experience in syndication and development of numerous high-profile real estate developments totaling more than $1.35 billion dollars in capital investment. He has consistently delivered projects on schedule, under budget and participated with the largest developers in New York City: Steiner, CB Developers, SK Development, Iron State, Forest City, Eichner Continuum, RFR Holdings, Davis & Partners, Chetrit Group and Tessler Development.

Ken received advanced degrees from New York University, (M.S. in Real Estate Development), and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, (M.S. and B.S. Civil Engineering).

He is a registered Professional Engineer in New York and New Jersey and licensed Site Safety Manager in NYC, and is the author of the International Bestseller, Modern Wealth Building Formula.

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Richard Van Houten

Principal,, 201.406.0611

Rich has over 35 years of experience in senior level positions with some of the largest national owners and developers of real estate, including Trammell Crow Company, Lincoln Property Company, (SJP Properties), National Realty & Development and Mountain Development Corp.

His Senior level experience in management and transactions with CBRE and KOLL, included representing clients such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Starwood Financial, Bank of America, Citicorp, Pfizer, Pearson and Quest Diagnostics.

He has been involved with over 25,000,000 square feet of transactions, project management, development and property management. Rich received a B.A. from Roberts Wesleyan College and pursued advanced degrees at Westminster Seminary, (M.A.) and New York University, (M.A. Real Estate Finance).

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Dolf de Roos, Ph.D.

Chief Investment Strategist & Principal,, 602.332.8806

Dr. Dolf de Roos is world renowned real estate investment authority, international real estate investor, and New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Dolf began investing in property as an undergraduate student. He has invested in real estate in eight countries, including becoming a dominant player in student accommodation, and starting a hotel chain.

Dolf has been an advisor on real estate policy to three governments. He earned his PhD in electrical engineering from Canterbury University.

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Chris Rapp

Chris Rapp has over 17 years of commercial and residential construction experience. Throughout his career Mr. Rapp has worked as a site superintendent, estimator, project manager, general manager, and vice president. Currently, Mr. Rapp is the president of Triple Crown Construction, a construction management, general contracting, and development company.

Triple Crown Construction is a second-generation family business that prides itself on being a true partner by bringing expertise and value to its clients, including Hilton, Marriott, Starbucks, and many other REIT’s, private companies, restaurants, and non-profit organizations.

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Noelle Randall

Noelle Randall is all about growth! She has been a thriving entrepreneur for over 20 years and is a successful real estate entrepreneur, renowned children’s author, mentor, and speaker. Her real estate experience has been instrumental in her personal success, as well as, the success of countless professionals throughout the United States. As CEO of Noelle Randall Coaching, Noelle offers business opportunities for other entrepreneurs, allowing hundreds to create wealth and financial independence through her mentorship. She has also created the opportunity to become an owner of properties across the country and obtain passive income with her company Nuurez Inc. Through her work in Nuurez, Noelle is taking the home-sharing economy to the next level! She is also the Executive Director of the Marley Simms Foundation, a public non-profit organization dedicated to promoting children’s literacy and whose mission is to advance the diversity of thought in children by providing access and awareness to books from diverse authors and discuss diverse topics.

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David Choi

David Choi is a seasoned real estate professional and serial entrepreneur. Before starting LeverageCompanies, David worked for some of the largest development and private equity companies in the country, including Hampshire and Kayne Anderson. David has been involved in the management of private equity portfolios of over $2Billion AUM and has personally been involved in thousands of real estate transactions. David is an expert in the syndication of capital and creative financing to assemble deals with unconventional and unique capital structures.

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Valerie S. Reid

Valerie is a dynamic business leader and entrepreneur. Her career has spanned a multitude of sectors - from public service to academia to business consulting and ownership. She is a sought-after adviser to companies and organizations, large and small, for her expertise in strategy, operations, process efficiencies, and technology in combination with her warm and engaging style. She understands people. From her start in business as an Economics major to achieving a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, Ms. Reid has shown a desire and ability to understand problems and find solutions to real estate investments across the USA.

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