About Raanan Katz
Raanan Katz - Professional Summary: RK Centers is a leading, family-owned commercial real estate development company founded in the 1970s by Raanan Katz, who remains the principal owner. Over the decades, RK Centers has grown from being a Boston area operation to encompass significant holdings throughout New England and South Florida. Adhering to a philosophy of prudent investments and non-excessive borrowing, Raanan Katz’s company owns and manages more than 6 million square feet of commercial retail space and 100,000 square feet of office space.
Raanan Katz immigrated to the United States from Israel in his early 20s, having established a reputation with the Israeli National Basketball Team as a premier outside shooter. He accepted a role with the Harlem Globetrotters’s sparring team, the U.S. All Stars in the late 1960s. Using his savings from playing basketball, he purchased an apartment building in Boston, gradually turning this initial property into more than 2,000 holdings throughout the Boston metropolitan area.
Active in his community, Raanan Katz and the RK Centers team contributed to the Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter’s 2011 Reach the Beach Running Relay Race. In addition to heading RK Centers, Mr. Katz contributes to diverse charitable causes and associations. His family’s donation of more than $500,000 led to the 2008 dedication of the Phyllis and Raanan Katz Sports Center in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Located in Pelican Community Park, the 10,000 square foot gymnasium encompasses regulation size basketball court, bleachers, concession area, and locker rooms.
Raanan Katz has stayed connected with the sport he loves as Limited Partner of the Miami Heat since the late 1980s. As a regular courtside presence for the past 24 years, he has helped guide one of the NBA’s consistently profitable franchises, which achieved a 2006 Championship title. In 2003, Raanan Katz returned to his Israeli roots, acquiring significant interest in Maccabi Tel Aviv, his former team.
Raanan Katz - Professional Experience:
Jan 1, 1980 - present
Raanan Katz - Interests: Real Estate Development