As a Director in the Fort Lauderdale office of Colliers International South Florida, I am spearheading our newly expanded specialty practice focused on public institutions.
With nearly 10 years of public sector experience, my most recent role was serving as Acquisition & Relocation Agent for HDR concentrating on right of way projects in Miami-Dade, Broward and St. Lucie Counties.
Prior to that, I was a member of the CBRE South Florida Occupier team, as an integral part of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s account management team which was responsible for the execution of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s strategic plan, including the evaluation, disposition, repurposing and management of the City’s leased and owned assets. I have also worked with the Public Institution Group representing Martin County and Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, in addition to four years working for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 6.
- Bachelor of Science, Marketing and Real Estate, Florida State University
Memberships & Involvements
Board of Young Professionals for Covenant House Fort Lauderdale
Vice Chairman Institutional Investor Services
Ken Krasnow serves as Vice Chairman of Institutional Investor Services for the Florida region. In this role, he is responsible for broadening the company’s platform by developing key client relationships, leading major projects and transactions, maintaining senior real estate industry and political relationships and recruiting new talent. Ken brings more than 30 years of acclaimed expertise in the commercial real estate industry, offering an exceptional level of on-the-ground market knowledge.
Since joining Colliers as Market Leader in 2015, Ken has overseen the tremendous growth of the business from less than two dozen professionals to more than 150 as of year end 2018 during which time the firm acquired high profile companies such as CREC, Pointe Group and MF&Co. During that same period, revenues more than quadrupled while maintaining solid margins of profitability.
Krasnow launched his career as a commercial leasing broker and was responsible for more than three million square feet of Class A office building agencies in New York City. As the markets in Florida continue to rapidly evolve, I am proud to have a responsive approach to management, curating talent and specialties to help us always provide best-in-class service for our clients and community.
West Palm Beach
As a Director, my focus is primarily on investment sales and providing the highest level of service to my clients throughout the South Florida region. I am proficient in valuating assets of all property types and implementing financial analysis through Argus Enterprise and Excel. During my tenure at Colliers international, I have been involved in deals exceeding a combined value of $350 Million. I have also engaged in select landlord representation, which has only enhanced my experience and ability to fully valuate and transact both income-producing and distressed assets.
My professional accomplishments include researching and analyzing historic and current data for the retail, office and industrial sectors in each submarket and creating individual, detailed reports for all three sectors in the tri-county area of South Florida. I also earned my Argus Enterprise certification to further enhance my skills, while earning my Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Northwood University in 2015 and my Master of Science in International Real Estate from Florida International University in 2016.
I was born in Munich, Germany, where I have family ties to Colliers International. My family founded the Munich office and I subsequently completed an internship before moving to the USA. My time in the Munich office only made me eager to further my experience in the industry and drove my decision to move to Florida to pursue my degrees, while working in the Palm Beach Gardens office.
Executive Managing Director
I am an Executive Managing Director at Colliers International and senior member of the South Florida Investment Services Team primarily focused on the sales and leasing of commercial properties in South Florida. For over 25 years I have successfully worked with clients to meet their commercial real estate needs. Whether buying, selling, leasing or financing real estate assets, I am consultative and client-centric, creatively structuring transactions and strategies to meet my client’s investment objectives. With involvement in over $2.5 billion of transactions across all asset classes, I have worked with investors of all types including institutional investors, high net worth private clients, developers and financial institutions in South Florida.
Prior to joining Colliers, I served as a Principal of Avison Young and member of its Florida Capital Markets team. Prior to that, I held senior leadership positions with Newmark Knight Frank, Amerivest Group, Savills Studley and JLL.
Executive Director - Capital Markets
Miami - Coral Gables
Harry A. Blyden joins Colliers with more than 25 years of experience in real estate investment and sales, capital market transactions and asset and portfolio management. As Executive Director, Capital Markets, Mr. Blyden provides expert services in sales and financing of commercial real estate, as well as equity placement and structuring of real estate investments for individual and institutional investors, and also leads the receivership team on a variety of workout and receivership assignments.
Associate | Financial Analyst
As the Financial Analyst on the Colliers | South Florida Investment Services Team, I focus on the financial analysis, underwriting and preparation of marketing materials for the sales and leasing of investment properties in the South Florida market. I use my extensive comparative market knowledge to help in canvassing the market for qualified tenants.
Prior to joining Colliers, I successfully earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate from The Florida State University in 2018. Upon graduating, I began my career with CBRE as a Research Analyst in Jacksonville, FL, where I was responsible for the local Office and Industrial market. Concluding my time in North Florida, I was relocated to CBRE’s Miami office, where I was the local research lead for the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County Industrial markets. (± 380.0 million square feet).