Until the early 80's he worked for LG and Daewoo, and then launched his own venture, Amko
Color, one of the U.S.’s largest imaging prepress firms.
In the 90's he was one of the first Internet
entrepreneurs with the creation of Hi-tech Media and ShopGuide.com.
He was featured in the New York
Times as one of Top 30 Asian-American e-Business entrepreneurs.
In the late 90's he founded Best
Mortgage in Palisades Park, New Jersey, which has grown to be one of the largest Asian-American
mortgage brokers on the east coast.
In 2007 he joined, as an Associate Broker, Top Realty in Englewood
Cliffs, New Jersey, which has also grown to be one of the largest realtors in Bergen County, New Jersey.
2004, Mr. Kwak authored a best-selling real estate financing guide book called “Mortgage Doctor”
published by Korean Central Daily, New York. With 150,000 copies in circulation, the book has become
entrenched as required reading for homebuyers, owners, and households throughout the NY/NJ
Howard Kwak is also a well-known real estate columnist in the community, as his
columns are regularly featured in newspapers and magazines, and he hosts several financing and real
estate advice segments on TV and radio. He speaks in seminars and conferences as faculty member.
2006, he was awarded a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation ? the highest
professional designation in the commercial real estate industry ? which symbolizes respect, creditability,
ethics, and professional success.
In 2008, he founded Bergen School of Business in Palisades Park, New
Jersey, which became one of the premier pre-licensing schools in the Northern New Jersey / Metropolitan
New York area. With a staff of 30 instructors and administrators, the Bergen School currently offers
pre-licensing and exam preparation courses in real estate, mortgage lending, insurance and securities, in
both classroom and online educational environments.