WOODBRIDGE, N.J., January 12, 2017 — The Kislak Company, Inc. announced the recipients of its 2016 sales awards at the firm’s annual awards ceremony, which was held on January 9, 2017.

Senior vice president Jeff Squires received the Producer of the Year award, vice president Robert Squires received the Sima Kislak Jelin Salesperson of the Year award, and sales associate Davis Briones received the Rising Star award.

“We are very proud to recognize Jeff, Rob and Davis as the recipients of our 2016 sales awards,” said Robert Holland, president. “2016 was a very strong year for Kislak and we closed a record number of transactions. Our award recipients each had an extraordinary year. I thank them and our entire team for their efforts and congratulate them on their well-deserved awards.”

Kislak’s Producer of the Year award is presented to the individual who generated the highest sales volume during the past year. This was Jeff Squires’ second such award having also won it in 2014. He joined Kislak in 2007 and is consistently among the firm’s leading salespeople.

In 2016, Squires completed 15 transactions in New Jersey totaling more than $45,000,000. Among them was the $11,250,000 sale of Colonial Square Mall, a 62,666 SF shopping center located on Route 22 in Green Brook, New Jersey. Squires also represented the seller and purchaser in the $5,925,000 transaction of Maple Bay Estates which consists of 24 luxury units in Elizabeth, NJ.

The Sima Kislak Jelin Salesperson of the Year award is presented to the individual whose performance and professionalism during the past year demonstrated the highest standards of excellence for which Kislak is known.  The recipient is chosen by a vote of the sales and management teams. The award is named after the late Mrs. Jelin, who was an executive, key mentor, and motivator to countless salespeople; and the daughter of the firm’s founder, J.I. Kislak.  

Robert Squires received this prestigious award following an extraordinary year, which was also his best. In 2016, Squires completed 15 transactions totaling more than $40,000,000 including the Family Dollar Plaza Shopping Center in Bayonne for $9,640,000 and a 222-unit portfolio in East Orange for $19,600,000.

Squires joined Kislak in 2003 and is also consistently among the firm’s leading salespeople.

Kislak’s Rising Star award is presented to a newer salesperson who recorded the greatest achievements during the past year. 

Briones joined Kislak in 2014 and specializes in the sale of multifamily and other investment properties in Hudson County, New Jersey.  In 2016, he completed 5 transactions totaling more than $10,000,000 including the $5,825,000 sale of The Gateway in Bayonne, 20 newly constructed units with garage parking.  

About The Kislak Company, Inc.

The Kislak Company, Inc., which is headquartered in Woodbridge, New Jersey, is a leading commercial real estate brokerage firm consistently recognized for its investment sales success.  Established in 1906, Kislak’s market leadership position and longevity are due to its ability to offer clients a personalized, hands-on approach, coupled with the unrivaled expertise of its long-tenured team of professionals.  Kislak’s prestigious client base includes individual investors and owners, partnerships, financial institutions, and REITs.  The firm’s 30 professionals provide comprehensive market coverage throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Now in its 111th year, Kislak was among a select group of firms recognized as a 2015 Power Broker by CoStar Group, Inc. and this was the firm’s tenth consecutive recognition.  



Kislak Announces 2016 Sales Awards