Harry Kotowitz is principal of HK Organization, a real estate firm focused on the acquisition and development of properties in the New York City metropolitan area. He and co-founder Howard Klaus own more than 1,000 residential units and in excess of 1,000,000 square feet of commercial and industrial space.
HK has been active in Downtown Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Tech Triangle since the early 2000s, when Mr. Kotowitz and Mr. Klaus developed the first luxury apartments in DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, and Williamsburg. These pioneering developments include the restoration and renewal of several loft warehouses and factories, including the Smith Gray Building and 99 Gold Street. In 2012, the City of New York and Brooklyn Bridge Park selected HK, in partnership with Midtown Equities and Rockwood Capital, to develop the Empire Stores – a project that will transform the vacant Civil War-era warehouses into a vibrant loft office and retail hub.