Aaron Birns

Mr. Birns is a Senior Associate at B6 Real Estate Advisors working alongside Director Andy Chen. Aaron specializes in Investment Sales in the Northeastern section of Queens.

Aaron started his real estate career in 2015 at Marcus & Millichap where he directed sales activities including lead prospecting, marketing, and representing sellers on an exclusive basis. Prior to joining B6, Aaron served as an investment sales broker at TerraCRG and Meridian Capital group where he primarily focused in selling investment properties throughout Brooklyn, resulting in a transaction volume of $170M in sales.

Aaron earned a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management from Syracuse University.

Andy Chen

Mr. Chen is a Director at B6 Real Estate Advisors, where he oversees investment sales in Northeast Queens markets.

Prior to joining B6, Mr. Chen founded Bold Realty Corp in 2014, a commercial and residential real estate brokerage firm based in Flushing, NY. Previously, he spent 9 years at RE/MAX People Realty. Through his career, Mr. Chen established himself as a top producing broker in the Queens and New York City markets. He prides himself on the ability to maintain close personal connections with extensive network of clients.

Mr. Chen is a first-generation immigrant from Fuzhou, and he has pursued his American dreams with drive and passion. Early in his career, he started a successful Chinese restaurant business in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he spent 9 years running and managing the business before moving to New York City in 2005.

Mr. Chen graduated from Ben Smith High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. He currently resides in Port Washington with his family.

Credentials

Member of CAREA (Chinese American Real Estate Association)

Board Director –CCCF (Chinese Community Center of Flushing)

Annual Fund and Events planning Parents’ Chair–Eaglebrook School

ABR- Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation

CIPS- Certified International Property Designation

E-Pro- Internet Professional Technology Certification

GRI- Graduate REALTOR® Institute

 

ACHIEVEMENT & AWARDS 

2012-2021 Bold Realty Corp

2011-2012 Remax All Star

2005-2011 Remax People Realty

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is a Director at B6 Real Estate Advisors, where he works alongside Partner, Vice Chairman Thomas A. Donovan, focusing on investment sales in the Queens market. Throughout his career, Mr. Kim has been involved in the sale of over 425 properties with an aggregate consideration of $1.75 billion. Most notably, in 2019 he closed on the sale of The Rego Park 18 Portfolio, an 18-building rent-stabilized multifamily complex in Rego Park, Queens, for $150 million. This was the second largest portfolio sale in New York City for that year and was also nominated for REBNY’s Most Ingenious Deal of The Year Award.

Previously, he was a Director in the Capital Markets Group of Cushman & Wakefield and Director of Sales at Massey Knakal Realty Services.

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Affiliations
  • Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)
  • Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA)
  • Long Island City Partnership
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce
  • Young Real Estate Professionals of New York
Notable Sales
  • The Rego Park 18 Portfolio, Rego Park, NY | Multifamily | $150,000,000
  • 90-02 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst, NY | Multifamily | $125,000,000
  • 28-56/60 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY | Retail | $32,000,000
  • 75 Onderdonk Avenue, Ridgewood, NY | Industrial | $25,000,000
  • 34-10 Junction Boulevard, Jackson Heights, NY | Retail | $21,000,000
  • 69-02 Queens Boulevard, Woodside, NY | Development Site | $12,750,000
  • 43-10/24 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside, NY | Retail | $9,900,000
  • 56-48/54 Myrtle Avenue, Ridgewood | Mixed-Use | $6,750,000
Awards & Recognitions
  • B6 Top Team Member: 2019
  • Finalist – REBNY’s Most Ingenious Deal of the Year – The Rego Park 18 Portfolio: 2019
Case Studies
Testimonials

“I am thoroughly pleased with the level of service and professionalism Eugene Kim and the rest of his team at B6 provided my family in the sale of our property. They were essential to seeing the transaction through numerous issues to get to closing. Being a business owner myself, I would count myself very lucky to have such a person working for me; a complex problem solver able to take initiative with dedication and care.”  -Peter Cho, AIA

“I worked with Eugene Kim and his team at B6 to sell my property in Brooklyn; was presented multiple offers in a timely fashion, enabling me to make a decision based on what worked best for me. Eugene was very competent and communicative throughout the course of the sale. I would highly recommend Eugene and his entire team at B6.”  -Andrew Boiselle

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Jay Li

Mr. Li is an associate on Team Chen at B6 Real Estate Advisors. He works directly with Andy Chen, Director of Investment Sales, servicing the Northeast Queens Market.

As a first immigrant from Hebei, China, Jay moved to the United States with his family in 2012 and joined the the U.S. Army, serving for three years. Since joining B6, Jay has developed extensive knowledge of commercial real estate quickly and has now become a key member of the team.

Jay graduated from Queensborough Community College and currently resides in Great Neck with his family.

Affiliations

  • Member of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)
  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award 2014

Robert Rappa

Robert Rappa is a Director at B6 Real Estate Advisors, focusing on Investment Sales in the Queens market, where he works alongside Thomas A. Donovan, Partner, Vice Chairman. To date, Mr. Rappa has been involved in the sale of over 289 properties with an aggregate consideration exceeding $1,373,000,000. Previously, he was a Director in the Capital Markets Group of Cushman & Wakefield and Senior Associate at Massey Knakal Realty Services.

Mr. Rappa attended Boston University where he majored in Business Management and Administration with a concentration in Law.

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Affiliations
  • Israel Bonds
  • Jewish National Fund
  • Real Estate Board of New York
  • Young Real Estate Professionals of New York
Notable Transactions
  • 90-02 Queens Boulevard: Former St. Johns Hospital, a 250,000 SF conversion property in Elmhurst, Queens | $125,000,000
  • 43-10/24 Queens Boulevard: 8,500 SF Retail property with development potential in Sunnyside, Queens | $9,900,000
  • 30-83 23rd Street: 14-unit elevator serviced luxury apartment building in Astoria, Queens | $8,400,000
  • 28-56/60 Steinway Street: Fully leased retail property in Astoria, Queens | $32,000,000

Thomas A. Donovan

Thomas Donovan is a Partner and Vice Chairman at B6 Real Estate Advisors, specializing in Investment Sales in the Queens market. His responsibilities include territory management, business development, real estate advisory services and sales. Previously, he was a Vice Chairman in the Capital Markets Group of Cushman & Wakefield, and Partner at Massey Knakal Realty Services. During his career, he has been personally responsible for nearly $2.5 billion of real estate and over 620 properties sold.

In 1998, Mr. Donovan joined Massey Knakal to head up the firm’s first full-service outer borough office. The Queens office has gone from a two-person start-up to a flourishing establishment more than 10 times its original size. He has built a strong presence in the Queens marketplace.

Mr. Donovan graduated from St. Francis Preparatory High School before attending St. John’s University, where he studied business management. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. As a member of the 8th Marine Regiment, Mr. Donovan was an influencing force in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The tenacity, courage and determination he displayed while in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait awarded him a Combat Action Ribbon.

Mr. Donovan’s dedication to serve and protect continued with almost a decade of service as a New York City police officer. In 1997, he turned to real estate and gained valuable experience as a title closer. From there he built relationships and implemented his capabilities into the sale of investment properties.

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Affiliations
  • REBNY – Commercial Board of Directors
  • Columbus Citizens Foundation
  • VFW, Catholic War Veterans
  • The Brain Tumor Foundation
  • Varardi Ovarian Initiative for Cancer Education (VOICE)
Awards & Recognitions
  • B6 Top Producer
  • Finalist – REBNY’s Most Ingenious Deal of the Year (2019)
  • GlobeSt.com Top Influencer in Multifamily
  • Star Network’s Kings of Queens
  • Real Estate Forum’s Top Broker
  • Top Sales Broker by CoStar Group
  • Crain’s New York Business’ 40 Under 40 list
Media
Case Studies

Tommy Lin

Tommy Lin is a Director at B6 Real Estate Advisors, where he works alongside Thomas A. Donovan, Partner, Vice Chairman, focusing on investment sales in the Queens market. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Lin has been involved in the sale of over 480 properties within the New York metropolitan area with an aggregate consideration of nearly $1.8 billion. Previously, he was a Director of Sales in the Capital Markets Group of Cushman & Wakefield, which acquired Massey Knakal Realty Services on December 31, 2014, where Mr. Lin started his real estate career.

He began his career at Massey Knakal Realty Services in December 2003 as an Office Administrator. Less than year later, he joined Partner Thomas Donovan as his Senior Sales Associate. Mr. Lin grew up in Bayside and attended Queens College, where he majored in computer science.

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Affiliations
  • CAREA (Chinese American Real Estate Association)
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Young Real Estate Professionals of New York
  • Massey Knakal Charitable Foundation, Former Board Member
Notable Transactions
  • 90-02 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst: Former John’s Hospital, a 250,000 SF conversion property in Elmhurst, $125,000,000
  • 7900 Queen Boulevard, Elmhurst: The former Pan American Hotel, $23,100,000
  • 88-18 Justice Avenue, Elmhurst: Georgia Diner Parking Lot, a 270,000 SF ground up development site, $26,500,000
  • 86-55 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst: Georgia Diner, a 50,000 SF development site, $14,250,000
  • 42-72 80th Street, Elmhurst: 103-unit elevator apartment building in Elmhurst, $21,000,000
  • 77-17 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst: Retail Owner User Building, $4,700,000
  • 63-44 Austin Street, Rego Park: 16,900 SF Social Security building, $7,350,000
  • 97-19/29 64th Road, Rego Park: Office building/67,200 SF development site, $11,500,000
  • 98-81 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park: Office building, $9,000,000
  • 43-10/24 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside: Retail building/development site, $9,900,000
  • 30-83 23rd Street, Astoria: New construction, 14-unit elevator apartment building, $8,400,000
  • 28-56/60 Steinway Street, Astoria: Fully leased retail property in Astoria, $32,000,000
  • 28-08 23rd Avenue, Astoria: 8-unit, walk-up apartment building, $3,020,000
  • 81-06/08 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights: Two contiguous mixed-Use buildings, $5,800,000
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