Ken Raymond is involved in many entrepreneurial endeavors in the areas of real estate, finance, and hospitality and has been for his entire career. Ken is a Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties residential and commercial real estate, which is the largest franchise operation in New York State and the 5th largest Coldwell Banker affiliate internationally.
Ken and his partner for over 30 years enjoy a successful partnership with Holiday Inn Express, Hilton, Days Inn and Hotel Indigo. This partnership has handled site selection, development and management of these hotels across New York State. Ken is also an owner of Home Funding Finders, a New York State Mortgage Banker which is the 3rd largest residential lender in their market and Paragon Prime Funding, which is the 2nd largest commercial lender in the Capital Region. Prime Companies continues to develop land for residential sub-divisions, commercial buildings as well as their continued growth of construction management and ownership of large residential apartment complexes. Ken operates all the companies under the umbrella of Prime Companies.
Ken maintains a strong presence in the community and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees at Siena College in Loudonville, NY as well as meeting the housing needs for Catholic Charities. He is also a trustee of St. Gregory’s School for boys in Loudonville, NY and Board Member of Friends of Adoption. Ken is also active with Coaches vs. Cancer which raises funds for cancer research, and is very active in many other charitable organizations. He is a lifelong resident of the Capital Region.