Andy Kay, CCIM
Apartment Andy is a multi-family and net leased investment expert. He specializes in client’s interests focusing on properties in the cities throughout Monterey Bay from Carmel to Santa Cruz. Since 1986 when he started his Real estate career in Santa Cruz, he has focused on building relationships and an exclusive, unparalleled database with local property owners. Knowing the properties, the owners, their timing, and their needs has proven invaluable to his clients.What You Need to Know
He is my trusted advisor/partner in Real Estate
I met Andy 22 years ago when he assisted me in the purchase of our first home in Santa Cruz on Oceanview Ave. Since that time I have bought or sold 7 additional properties with Andy. He is my trusted advisor/partner in Real Estate. I know I am getting the best advice available in the marketplace and have enjoyed working with Andy through each of my transactions.
Andy is a true professional and calmly assisted throughout to make sure these deals closed.
As an acquisition manager for my company Reliant Group Management LLC we are constantly looking to acquire suitable multi-family projects that fit our business model. As a company we have acquired over $2.25 Billion worth of real estate assets, approximately 21000+ units, throughout CA and the US. Having family roots in Santa Cruz County I have a special affinity to the area and wanted to find the right properties which would enable Reliant to have a presence in the Santa Cruz market. I contacted Andy Kay. Through my research Andy Kay appeared to be a very active multi-family Broker in the Central Coast of CA market. 1 worked closely with Andy and his client as we worked through the acquisition of two adjacent properties totalling 103 units in Santa Cruz.
The Seller had received from numerous other qualified groups, offers to purchase these properties. It was largely because of Andy’s persistence and long term relationship with the Seller that our group was selected as the Buyer. The negotiations,timing, and satisfying the Sellers exchange needs were challenging but Andy assisted every step of the way and we collectively got the job done right on time. The Seller had both reverse exchange and forward exchange needs to be met and the fact that one of the properties was an affordable housing property overseen by HUD added another level of complexity to these transactions.
Andy is a true professional and calmly assisted throughout to make sure these deals closed. We are thankful as a group that Andy brought these properties to us initially and look forward to working with Andy Kay again; a true professional Realtor who can make things happen.
Andy Kay is the consummate professional that you always want on your team
He is friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, informative, with high integrity, and gets everything done in an efficient and timely manner. I’ve had some Real Estate agents in the past that unfortunately were not very good. We decided we needed to find an excellent agent because we were going to sell our multi-unit property and buy another via a 1031 tax exchange. We had meetings with a couple of RE agents and picked Andy based on his knowledge, openness, thoroughness, integrity, expertise in multi-unit housing and we are so happy that we picked Andy. Andy sold our multi-unit property at an excellent price and we bought two additional multi-unit properties at excellent prices all during the uncharted COVID-19 waters. Andy made 3 very complex transactions seem very easy. He was always available to discuss details and very proactive in giving us all the information and the steps ahead that needed to be completed to close the transactions. We asked a lot of Andy and he delivered every time. We were truly impressed with Andy’s work ethic, integrity, communication, professionalism, knowledge, contacts, can-do attitude, and over-coming any road blocks during the transactions with a pleasant and positive attitude. Andy consistently went above and beyond for all 3 transactions and never missed a beat. In addition, you can tell Andy loves his job and really enjoys building relationships rather than only representing the buyer/seller for the money. We will definitely 100% use Andy for all our future Real Estate transactions and of course have already recommended him to our family and friends.
NOTE: We sent this to Andy in case he wanted to use us as a referral. He didn’t ask us to do this. We did this on our own because when some consistently goes above and beyond you should acknowledge it and reward them with an open and honest assessment on how impressed you were with them.