Kathy Landi Larson Zamechansky, President of KZA Realty Group, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in the New York City and Westchester County markets, was among four Italian-Americans recently honored by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., The Belmont Business Improvement District, and The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York.
The ceremony took place at the Enrico Fermi Cultural Center in the Belmont Library in Bronx.
After reading a proclamation declaring October 2011 as “Italian Heritage and Culture Month,” in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, Diaz awarded Zamechansky with a plaque for her meritorious service as an Italian-American to the people of New York. Also honored were Joseph “Jay” Savino, Chairman of the Bronx Republican Party; Joseph Migliulucci, owner of Mario’s Restaurant; and Joseph “Joe” Liberatore, a posthumous tribute accepted by his son, Richard.
Opera tenor Christopher Macchio beautifully belted out the American and Italian national anthems, while singer Gaetano Fava sang many favorite Italian songs. Guests of the ceremony were treated to fine Italian food from many local restaurants, including Enzo’s Restaurant, Antonio’s Restaurant, Mario’s Restaurant, Giantina’s Restaurant, Casa Della Mozzarella, Gino’s Pastry Shop, Artuso’s Pastry, and Addeo Bakery.
Zamechansky stems from a long line of hard working Italian-Americans. Her maternal grandfather was Orazio Landi, who arrived in New York in 1895. Her maternal grandmother, Catherine Cucii, also settled in New York in 1903. Both traveled to this country from Messina, Italy and were processed at Ellis Island. Her grandfather was a small homes builder in Ozone Park, Queens for many years. Ms. Zamechansky’s mother is Mrs. Victoria Landi, who was also born and raised in Queens.
“I’m so privileged to be recognized during this, the 34th Annual Italian-American Heritage Month,” Zamechansky said. “I’m so proud to have been doing business in New York City and Westchester for over 35 years. After all, this is my home. I was born and raised in Brooklyn and have called The Bronx my home for over 40 years. I’m proud to live and work here, and I’m very proud of my Italian heritage. I’m truly grateful for this honor.”
Zamechansky specifically has extensive experience in working with real estate developers, non-profit organizations, as well as retail and office development in the five boroughs of New York City. Ms. Zamechansky founded KZA Realty Group in 1998. Until recently, she also worked as the Executive Vice President of NAI Friedland Realty and Partner in KZA/Friedland Development Consulting Services, a full-service real estate consulting firm, since 2004.
Ms. Zamechansky is a member of several community and business organizations in the Bronx and Harlem, including the Board of Directors of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, Board of Governors of the Bronx, the Manhattan Board of Realtors, the Board of Directors of the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce, the Harlem Business Alliance and the Advisory Board for the Fund for the Future Women Leaders of the Bronx. In 2009, she was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women by The Bronx Daily Reporter and was awarded the Realtor of the Year by the Manhattan North Association of Realtors (BMAR).
About KZA Realty Group
KZA Realty Group is a full service commercial brokerage and consulting company providing real estate solutions for landlord, property owners, developers and retailers throughout the greater New York area.
Through constant marketing analysis, current trend awareness and in-depth communication with our clients, our management team has successfully completed numerous sale and lease transactions resulting in millions of dollars in sales, savings and profits for our clients. Our services also include commercial planning, project management and community and government relations.
We assist in all stages of planning and development, from the Groundbreaking Ceremony to the Ribbon Cutting to leasing the spaces.
Our office is located in the Hutch Metro Center in the Bronx and provides clients with convenient access to our services.
- Leasing Strategy Use analysis of site, competition and demographics to determine demand gap, target specific retailers that can capitalize on identified demand gap and generate marketing plans including online marketing campaigns;
- Marketing Create and disseminate marketing materials and canvas for potential tenants;
- Tenant Qualification and Representation Screen potential tenants and prepare credit analysis to ensure we meet both the tenant and landlord’s goals;
- Comparative Lease Analysis Provide quantitative assessment of potential lease deals.
KZA Realty Group
1200 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461
Tel.: . 718-829-5775