William Klein has been a recognized leader in all facets of real estate investment for more than 40 years. He has participated in numerous transactions, (many as a managing principal), in all asset classes in the industry. Since 1994, Klein has been the CEO of Kay Realty Services., one of the New Jersey shore's innovative real estate investment firms, which he founded on a theme of "value-added" strategies. He acts as managing member of all Kay Realty Holdings assets. He is also CEO of Smitty's Super Foodtown Stores, a 2 store supermarket which anchors two of his shopping centers.
Prior to KAY REALTY, Klein held key senior management positions in several national and regional development firms such as K Hovnanian and Dyson Kissner Moran where he created over three million sf of class A properties. Earlier, he served as chief appraiser of Central Savings Bank of New York and a senior executive and leader of Joint Ventures in the Home Life Insurance Company's mortgage investment division.
Klein holds a bachelors degree in economics from Upsala College and has completed professional graduate courses in real estate at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Rutgers University and New York University. His appraisal training was provided by the American appraisal institute (MAI). He is a licensed broker in the state of New Jersey.