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Professional Profile: Kenneth Franasiak 2008


  • Title: President and CEO
  • Company: Calamar
  • Location: Wheatfield, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Wheatfield, N.Y., 1968

Family: Wife, Donna; 2 sons: Adam, 4 1/2, Ian, 2
College: Radford University, Virginia
First job outside of real estate: Landscaping
First job in real estate or allied field: Working with my grandfather in real estate, then
started Calamar.
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Full service real estate
organization with divisions in construction, development and asset management for all of
western New York and southern Ontario. Future plans include international expansion of
our operations.
Hobbies: Coaching my son’s hockey, boating and hunting
Favorite book: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand
Favorite movie: “Wall Street”
Persons you admire most (outside of family): Albert Ratner, Forest City Group
Key to success: Having a great management team
If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Investment banker