Kaan has a passion for urban development and real estate since childhood. In 2010, moving from Istanbul, Kaan attended Syracuse University where his passion led him to major in Architecture and minor in Real Estate. At Syracuse, Kaan wrote a thesis called “Civic Composition: An Architectural Solution to An Urban Problem”. The thesis asserts that cities are growing in an inefficient way and the acceleration in pollution and traffic is caused by urban sprawl and the unnecessary use of energy and fossil fuels in modern day cities. The work goes on to explore options for long-term, organized planning that can increase efficiency and work with the environment.
After graduating from university, Kaan worked at Omni Architects in NYC as a Junior Architect. After a period of time, he realized that he wanted to work more directly with people and that real estate would be the best place to do that.
Over the last years as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Kaan has learned that the best strategy for finding a person the right home is to really connect with them and understand where they are coming from and their lifestyle. With that information and an architecture background he comes up with fast and efficient solutions for their real estate needs.
Kaan’s interests not only lie in all aspects of real estate, whether it is residential or commercial but also in development. At the beginning of 2018, he began a venture called “Brokers & Architects” that allows all aspects of the real estate process, from development, architecture to brokerage to work hand in hand, as he feels that the this will create a more cohesive process.
Kaan is fluent in Turkish and conversant in Italian, with an end goal of being fluent as he loves Italian culture, design and, especially, their food!
Other interests lie in tennis, collecting cognacs, music, reading and his other love, soccer! He plays recreationally and competitively including for charity events.
I first met Kaan two years ago as part of my relocation to New York. Since then, he helped me and my wife to find a provisional apartment to rent and a nice three bedrooms to buy. In both cases we were very happy with the services Kaan provided in terms of market knowledge and effective negotiation techniques. More importantly, however, is that Kaan really cares about providing the solution which is the best for you. It also helps that he is a very good listener and a great person to deal with.
I cannot recommend Kaan highly enough to anyone looking for their next home.
Kaan Sanalan was a pleasure to work with, professional, result oriented and exceptionally responsive. Within a week of our listing my apartment for rent another two, somewhat similar, properties were listed for a lower price. Despite this, using his market knowledge and salesmanship skills, Kaan was still able to find a wonderful and qualified tenant within two weeks' time. And all without compromising the value of the property! He made the process extremely smooth and I am happy to refer him to anyone looking for a fantastic real estate agent!
My daughter asked for Kaan’s help when we had the necessity to find her living arrangements close to her work. We decided to hire him to represent this transaction by our first consultation, when I was already convinced that his energy levels were aligned with his intentions to see through providing us a solution to our needs.
Kaan listened and then acted. He provided results and gave honest opinions even at the risk of being an unpopular response. I trust his strength in negotiations. I highly would recommend his business to others, since we have and will continue to do so.
Kaan was introduced to us via a personal reference prior to moving to New York from London. Over the course of several tours of different parts of Manhattan and styles of apartments he really helped us understand better what would be the best choice for us. Once we decided on an apartment Kaan negotiated a nice discount and executed the deal very efficiently. I would strongly recommend him as an agent.
We (my wife, daughter and I) would like to thank you for the assistance you provided in locating a place for my daughter to live close to her new job in NY. The achieved success did not happen by accident, it came as a direct result of the way you handled all aspects of our interaction. You were very knowledgeable about the local market in the areas we were visiting, and continued evaluating the varied conditions we were looking for and attempted to find something that would work.
You are dedicated, professional and energetic in your work. You combine excellent people skills that met our expectations for a safe, secure and livable residence. Our relationship was built and you gained our trust. We highly recommend your services to others.
I was really glad to find Kaan. He is both a lovely person and extremely professional. During our short time together I quickly realized he had an earnest desire to find us the kind of place we wanted, at the price we wanted. I have never met an agent who didn’t try to sell me on something over budget, until I met Kaan. It was kind of stunning, really. Also, I was super-impressed with his thorough knowledge of all the relevant real estate regulations. And, to top it all off, he was very nice to me even though I probably seemed like a crazy lady to him in the beginning. That, my friend, is poise. I have recommended him to two friends. I’m a fan.
Stacey G., New Murray Hill Resident
Kaan is a very professional person who truly takes your needs and desires to heart. Even though Kaan and I met each other as friends/competitors on the soccer field, I did not make the apartment search any easier for him. But, thanks to his determination, he took my requirements and found an apartment that fits my needs. If you are looking for someone on your team (whether for soccer or to find an apartment), Kaan will be there with you every step of the way.
Kaan is a very helpful and professional realtor who actually listens to your wishes about your dream apartment and he finds you the perfect fit! He was there for me through out the whole process even though we were living in different time zones, sometimes he even sacrificed his sleep in order to help me. And thanks to him, the day I came from Istanbul to New York, my apartment was ready to move. I have already recommended him to others and I will continue to do so!