Bob Knakal Awarded as the #1 Social Media Influencer in Commercial Real Estate in the USA by CREi

Bob Knakal, a titan in U.S. Commercial Real Estate, recently earned the title of number one Social Media Influencer at the prestigious CREi Summit. This honor highlights his revolutionary contributions to the field through the strategic use of social media, solidifying his role as a key influencer and leader. The following press release delves into Mr. Knakal’s distinguished career, his recent accolades, and the impact of his work on the industry.

US Commercial Lending announces the CREi Summit recognized Bob Knakal, the renowned creator of the Knakal Map Room and founder of BK Real Estate Advisors (BKREA), as the number one Social Media Influencer in U.S. Commercial Real Estate. This prestigious accolade celebrates Mr. Knakal’s significant contributions and influence in the real estate sector through innovative use of social media.

Bob Knakal celebrates a following of over 42,000 professionals on LinkedIn through his daily posts that blend success stories, insightful tips, and valuable advice tailored for real estate professionals. His impactful content not only earns him a massive following but also positions him as a thought leader in the industry.

Over his illustrious career, Mr. Knakal has sold more than 2,330 buildings in New York City alone, representing a total value of over $22 billion. His expertise spans a variety of property types including development sites, apartment buildings, office spaces, retail locations, and parking garages, with a special focus on air and easement rights.

Mr. Knakal’s professional journey features notable achievements and significant transitions. He graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, began his career at Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate (CBRE), and co-founded Massey Knakal Realty Services in 1988. After selling Massey Knakal to Cushman & Wakefield for $100 million in 2014, he later joined JLL as Head of NYC Capital Markets. In 2024, Mr. Knakal embarked on a new venture, founding Bob Knakal Realty Advisors, further cementing his legacy and leadership in the field.

The CREi Summit, where Mr. Knakal received his award, is the premier business conference for Commercial Real Estate professionals looking to elevate their brands through social media, digital marketing, and data-intelligent business strategies. The summit serves as a platform for industry leaders to share their expertise, showcasing successful digital marketing campaigns and innovative ways to enhance personal branding.

As the real estate industry continues to evolve, Bob Knakal remains at the forefront, inspiring professionals and shaping the future of commercial real estate through his expert insights and influential presence on social media.

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