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Richard Jay Katz

Richard Jay Katz, American real estate executive.


  • Katz, Richard Jay was born on October 14, 1941 in Pittsburgh. Son of David H. and Celia P. (Greenberg) Katz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Pittsburgh, 1963.


    • Vice president Keyes Company Realtors, Miami, Florida, 1970-1981. Partner, owner Clark-Biondi Company, 1983-1984. President Morningstar Mortgage Company, since 1975.

      Partner Nelson Richards & Company, since 1978. President R.J. Katz & Company, since 1981. Partner The Realtec Group, since 1987.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Active Coral Gables (Florida) Task Force, 1986-1987. Served with United States Air Force, 1961-1963. Member National Association Realtors (president, board directors Florida chapter Certified Commercial Investment Members since 1975), United States Society Industrial and Office Realtors, Florida Society Industrial and Office Realtors, Coral Gables Board Realtors (board directors since 1985, vice president since 1988), Realtors National Marketing Institute, Industrial Association Dade County (Florida) (board directors since 1983).

    Lodges: Masons.



    Wood crafts, canoeing, mountain climbing.


    • Married Marjorie Merwitzer, October 25, 1964. Children: Kirbee, Jeana, Jimmy.
    • father: David H. Katz
    • mother: Celia P. (Greenberg) Katz
    • spouse: Marjorie Merwitzer
    • children: Kirbee Katz
    • Jeana Katz
    • Jimmy Katz
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    Born October 14, 1941
    • 1963
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1970 - 1981
      Vice president, Keyes Company Realtors
      Miami, Florida, United States
    • 1975
      president, Morningstar Mortgage Company
    • 1978
      partner, Nelson Richards & Company
    • 1981
      president, R.J. Katz & Company
    • 1983 - 1984
    • 1987
      partner, The Realtec Group