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Austin G Kay

Austin G Kay is currently the principal and founder of AGK Development Group, where he is responsible for identifying and executing new real estate investment opportunities and joint venture partnerships on larger scaled projects.


Austin’s knowledge of the real estate market is deeply rooted in that his family’s enterprise, Cohen Brothers Realty, is a vertically integrated real estate firm with over 60 years of generational experience, owning 20M+ square feet of Class A holdings. AGK Development Group was founded in 2017 after Austin spent over three years as an executive at Rialto Mortgage Finance, where he was responsible for strategic business development and underwriting projects in multiple asset classes.


During Austin’s tenure at Rialto, the firm was one of the top private commercial mortgage-backed security lenders, providing over $3 Billion in securitizations. Since leaving Rialto in 2013, Austin has a successful track record in the development and investment of several multifamily assets throughout the country by minimizing risk while maintaining returns. As such, Mr. Kay has been featured on a number of industry reports such as The Stoler Report for his insight and expertise in the Real Estate industry.


Austin received a BS in Finance and Business administration from George Washington University, with honors. Additionally, he received an MS in Real Estate Development from New York University, also earning honors. Austin currently resides in Manhattan, New York.

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