Kalmon Dolgin

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Kalmon Dolgin
Born1943 (age 75–76)
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationB.A. Syracuse University
J.D. Syracuse University College of Law
Occupationreal estate developer
Known forCEO of Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates, Inc.
Spouse(s)Margaret Dolgin
ChildrenJoshua Dolgin
Brynn Dolgin
Daniel Dolgin
Parent(s)Diana Dolgin
Israel Dolgin
RelativesNeil Dolgin (brother)
Gail Dolgin (sister)
Stuart Dolgin (brother)

Kalmon Dolgin (born 1943)[1] is a New York real estate investor and developer. He is the president of Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates, Inc[2][3] and a member of the Dolgin family recognized by Real Estate Weekly as one of the most prominent real estate families in New York.[4]


Dolgin was born to a Jewish family, the son of Israel and Diana Dolgin,[1][5] and raised in Great Neck, New York,[3] he was one of four children: Neil Dolgin (born 1953); Dr. Stuart Dolgin (deceased 2001);[6] and filmmaker Gail Dolgin (1945-2010),[7][8][9] his grandfather, also named Kalmon Dolgin, was an immigrant from Russia who operated a grocery store and then in 1904, founded his own real estate brokerage business in Brooklyn[1] named Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates, Inc.[3] In 1943, Dolgin's father and his uncle, Morris Dolgin, expanded the business into property ownership by purchasing a building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn;[1] they eventually built a portfolio of mostly industrial buildings in Brooklyn and Queens.[3]

Dolgin graduated with a B.A. from Syracuse University and with a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law. He is also a Member of the Bar of the State of New York and a Licensed Real Estate Broker in New York and New Jersey. In the 1960s, the younger Kalmon joined the firm and in the 1970s, his brother Neil joined the firm;[1] the Dolgin brothers expanded the company's operations from its roots in Brooklyn and Queens into the Bronx, Staten island, Long Island, Manhattan, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Westchester County, New York.[3] In 2004, they acquired for $127 million, a portfolio of seventeen medical office buildings throughout the East Coast of the U.S.[10] In 2005, they purchased a 50% interest in the Long Island City, Queens industrial landmark Falchi Building for $61 million.[11] In 2006, they expanded into Philadelphia, purchasing the Philadelphia Design & Distribution Center for $31 million[12] and in 2007, they acquired the Spring Mill Corporate Center in the Philadelphia suburb of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania for $61 million.[13] Dolgin currently serves as president of both Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates, Inc. and KND Management Co., Inc., and is Of Counsel at the law firm of Agins, Siegel & Reiner.[3] As of 2013, the company has three divisions: a management company, a brokerage, and a development company[14] and is known for the conversion of industrial buildings into commercial and residential use.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Dolgin is married to Margaret "Peggy" Dolgin with whom he has three children: Joshua Dolgin, the fourth generation in the family business;[16] Brynn Dolgin; and Daniel Dolgin.[3] Dolgin is a supporter of the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the illness that killed his brother,[17] his nephew, Grant Dolgin, is also in the family business.[14][18]


  1. ^ a b c d e Real Estate Weekly: "Firm's Generation Game" January 21, 2004
  2. ^ Commercial Observer: "Kalmon Dolgin, Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates" October 18, 2013
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Real Estate Weekly: "New frontiers for family firm entering its second century: Kal Dolgin, President Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates" June 28, 2006
  4. ^ Real Estate Weekly: "Great real estate families" August 20, 2005
  5. ^ New York Times: "Paid Notice: Deaths DOLGIN, ISRAEL M. July 14, 2005
  6. ^ New York Times Obituary: "Paid Notice: Deaths DOLGIN, STUART M., MD." July 4, 2001
  7. ^ Jewish Women's Archive: "Gail Dolgin Documentary filmmaker 1945 – 2010 retrieved July 20, 2014
  8. ^ Contra Costa Times: "Berkeley filmmaker Gail Dolgin dies at 65" By Kristin Bender October 15, 2010
  9. ^ San Francisco Gate: "Gail Dolgin, Oscar-nominated documentarian, dies" by Carolyn Jones October 22, 2010
  10. ^ Real Estate Weekly: "Kalmon Dolgin acquires $127M medical portfolio" June 23, 2004
  11. ^ Real Estate Weekly: "Kalmon Dolgin buys Queens' $61m Falchi Building" March 23, 2005
  12. ^ Real Estate Weekly: "Dolgin's take $30m step into PA market" September 6, 2006
  13. ^ Real Estate Weekly: "Dolgin's $61m purchase marks family's second foray into Philly" January 3, 2007
  14. ^ a b Kalmon Dolgin Associates website: "About Us" retrieved September 29, 2014
  15. ^ Info Brooklyn: "Brooklyn Developers Muss, Levine, Sitt All Over the News" October 28, 2005
  16. ^ New York Times: "WEDDINGS; Rebecca MacCarthy, Joshua Dolgin" July 29, 2001
  17. ^ Lustgarten Foundation Annual Report 2006
  18. ^ Real Estate Weekly: "Kalmon and Neil Dolgin get thank you from group" July 5, 2006

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