President, BKaye Realty and Insurance; Age 38; Education: BBA, Bluffton University
Western Mass. has always been home for Kaye. He has had careers in financial aid, property management, and banking, all while also building his real-estate business. In 2014, he left his position as vice president of Commercial Lending to focus on expanding his real-estate company. Since then, the company has added an insurance division, interior design, and a school for real-estate licensing. Ever-growing, BKaye’s mission is to help clients with all their real-estate needs with quality, integrity, and loyalty. In addition, Kaye has served local organizations including SCORE, Arrha Credit Union, and the East Longmeadow parade committee.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Believe it or not, I’ve wanted to own my own business since middle school.
How do you define success? Getting to the end of the race and hearing, “well done, good and faithful servant.”
What three words best describe you? Quality, integrity, loyalty.
What do you like most about Western Massachusetts? I love the diversity in places, people, cultures, food, and seasons. One minute, you can be in any number of downtowns with the typical inner-city vibe, and within 20 minutes, you can be in the middle of nowhere up in a hilltown or farmland.
What goal do you set for yourself at the start of each day? To do something that leaves an impact.
What goals have you set for yourself? To build an organization that helps people achieve their goals in life — whether it be in real estate, financial, or personally focused. We want to teach people to think outside of the box.
What will work colleagues say at your funeral? He was unlike any other guy I’ve ever met.