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Leslie Kaminoff (B.A. 1977) Delivers Class of 2011 Commencement Address

May 21, 2011

The Hidden Value of Your Stony Brook Education in Music

Leslie Kaminoff (B.A. 1977) to Deliver Class of 2011 Commencement Address:  “The Hidden Value of Your Stony Brook Education in Music”

Leslie Kaminoff is a 1977 graduate of the Stony Brook School of Music, and founder and Chief Executive Officer of AKAM Living Services, Inc. (ALSI), which operates seven real estate service companies and employs more than 1,500 people in New York and South Florida.  AKAM Associates, the flagship ALSI company, has been identified among the five most successful management companies in metropolitan New York.  In Florida, AKAM On-Site manages properties developed by such real estate luminaries as Trump and Dezer.  Other ALSI companies include AKAM Sales and Brokerage, Project Management Group, and The Ashtin Group, which provides management and leasing to commercial properties in the ALSI territories. Before founding ALSI, Mr. Kaminoff served as Director of Property Management for Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

A recognized leader dedicated to the professionalization of the real estate service industry, Mr. Kaminoff has served as an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Real Estate Institute, and is a frequent speaker at industry seminars.  He is the author of numerous articles, co-author of the book, How To Choose The Right Management Company For Your Residential Property: A Decision-Maker’s Guide, and author of the book, What to Expect From Your Property Manager.

Mr. Kaminoff is an active participant in industry associations, including the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, the Rent Stabilization Association, and the Real Estate Board of New York.  He is a past Governor of the New York Chapter of Registered Apartment Managers (RAM), and has been consistently recognized for his contributions to the multi-family industry by Habitat magazine, Cooperator magazine, and the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York.  The New York Association of Realty Managers has honored Mr. Kaminoff with its coveted Dedicated to the Industry Award for his lifetime commitment to delivering superior services to the real estate community.

Privately, Mr. Kaminoff is a benefactor of numerous philanthropies, including JAFCO, Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options, which recently recognized Mr. Kaminoff and his wife with the Jacobs Ladder Award for their exceptional generosity and dedication to the organization.

In non-working hours, Mr. Kaminoff enjoys boating, and plays guitar in a band called The Geezers.  Married to Kimberly Kaminoff and father of Alexis, Ashley, and Justin, Mr. Kaminoff divides his time between homes and businesses in New York and South Florida.

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