Robert Orlofsky is known for transforming the properties he manages. When his firm takes over a building it is inspected roof to basement. Often Robert will bring in engineers and architects to consult and design the capital improvements and major repairs that are needed.
Recently the firm took over a Condominium in Rye. The building and property had been poorly managed. Their financials were a mess and the buildings needed major work inside and out. The Condominium needed at least $350,000 worth of work. Since an assessment of such a large amount would place a financial strain on the owners, Robert was able to secure a construction loan from The Westchester Bank. The construction loan covered immediate needs including balcony replacement, reconstruction of stone walls, roof repairs, heating and hot water repairs, landscaping improvements and a badly needed “extreme makeover” of the common areas. The Condominium Board and unit owners were thrilled with the results.
In the early 1980’s Robert’s firm converted more than 4,000 apartments throughout Westchester from a rental property to a Cooperative. Mr. Orlofsky’s was one of the first Sponsor’s to convert their buildings by a “Non-eviction” plan. A Non-eviction plan means that the original tenants, that chose not to buy, could stay and would be fully protected under the rent control laws. In 1981 Bryant Gardens was the first major property to be converted to a Co-op. The New York Times published an article and titled the Orlofsky’s effort as “The Friendlier Non-Eviction Co-ops”.
Besides managing Co-ops and Condominiums, the firm manages and leases residential rental buildings and Commercial properties.
In 2005 Robert was honored and received a proclamation from City of White Plains Mayor Joseph M. Delfino commemorating January 19, 2005 as Robert Orlofsky Day in the City of White Plains. Mayor Delfino recognized Robert’s more than 20 years of service as one of those “special individuals that gives back to the communities more than he receives”.
Mr. Orlofsky has been in business for more than 35 years. He is considered to be an expert in the field of property management.