Ken Silvestri has been Lexington’s #1 commercial Realtor according to Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors for more than a decade. Ken served as the 2007 President of the LBAR Commercial Investment Council. Mr. Silvestri has been a leader and a top performing real estate professional since 1990, specializing in commercial real estate since 1999. During his career he has been recognized as a member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and as a CoStar Power Broker. Ken’s exemplary track record is rooted in his commitment to being a disciplined finisher.
Ken is a native to Lexington. His first job was working at his grandfather’s fruit stand in downtown Lexington in 1968. As a young entrepreneur, Ken mastered door-to-door sales of newspaper subscriptions and actively maintained landscape, mowing and snow shoveling jobs through his teens. In 1976, Ken earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 93. Ken moved to California in 1981 at the perfect time to enter and dominate the newly evolving cable TV industry sales. He gives much of the credit for his success to the steady and unprecedented support of his wife Tammy of 31 years.
Ken is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie course and has served numerous times as a graduate assistant. He has been a repeat speaker at the University of Kentucky on sales, marketing and sales psychology. Ken has a lifetime passion for photography, travel, hiking, & canoeing and has always enjoyed a high adventure lifestyle.
Commercial Real Estate
This is an important aspect of our local economy in Lexington, KY. Commercial real estate can range from office buildings and industrial property to retail space and farm land. Typically, Silvestri Real Estate has offerings in commercial properties, lease and rental properties, as well as various lot and land listings.
Those categories may be broken down further into several different commercial real estate types. Office buildings, where many Lexington, KY community members work, provide an excellent (and readily understandable) version of the office type. This type also includes health care buildings, like hospitals, doctor’s offices, and even elderly care facilities.
In addition to the office type, commercial real estate also includes places where we all eat and shop. Retail stores and restaurants are all located in commercial buildings and qualify as retail and leisure commercial property types. Another useful type is industrial, which allows businesses to conduct many different job tasks on site and helps keep jobs here in Lexington.
Did you know that multifamily buildings (or apartments) are still another type of commercial real estate property? As you can see, commercial real estate touches everyone’s lives in many ways. These are places where we work, eat, shop, sleep, and receive care.
Being involved in commercial real estate provides me a firsthand look at Lexington’s growth and progress. As local business people get their start, grow, and expand, I get to see it all in action, and I take great pride in helping facilitate this upward momentum for people in any way that I can.