HK Organization is a real estate owner and developer focused on the innovative transformation of underutilized buildings.

A Broad Vision

HK Organization was founded by Harry Kotowitz and Howard Klaus, who each have more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Together, they have built several million square feet of residential, commercial and industrial space, which includes the creation of thousands of low and middle-income housing units in partnership with various government agencies and non-profit organizations. HK has continued to focus on emerging markets, consistently identifying pioneering projects that revitalize and enhance neighborhoods and communities.


Howard Klaus of Brooklyn’s HK Organization Passes Away

June 2020

Empire Business: HK Organization’s Harry Kotowitz and Howard Klaus

February 2020

ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Empire Stores

September 2019

ULI NY Excellence in Repositioning or Redevelopment

April 2018

MAS NY: 2018 Best Adaptive Reuse MASterworks Award

April 2018

2018 ASLA-NY Design Merit Award: Empire Stores

March 2018

Brownstoner Adaptive Reuse: Commercial

May 2017

Dumbo Roars

September 2014

Mayor Bloomberg Announces the Selection of Midtown Equities to Redevelop the Empire Stores and St. Ann's Warehouse to Develop the Tobacco Warehouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park

September 2013

Another Pass at Revitalizing Abandoned Warehouse Space on the Waterfront

September 2013


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