Annual Achievements Recognized following Strong Year
WOODBRIDGE, N.J., January 21, 2021 — The Kislak Company, Inc. announced the recipients of its 2020 sales awards along with four promotions at the firm’s annual awards ceremony, which was held virtually on January 11, 2020.
Vice president Matt Wolf received the Producer of the Year award, senior vice president Justin Lupo received the Sima Kislak Jelin Salesperson of the Year award and executive vice president Peter Wisniewski received the Transactions award.
“2020 was an extraordinarily challenging year in many respects yet we were fortunate to end the year strongly” said Robert Holland, president. “Our awards recipients along with many other members of our sales team rose to the challenges we faced, persevered and closed many impressive deals throughout a volatile year.”
Kislak’s Producer of the Year award is presented to the individual who generated the highest sales volume during the past year. Matt Wolf had a remarkable 2020 closing several multifamily sales in Pennsylvania valued at nearly $100 million and included more than 1,100 units.
Mr. Wolf joined Kislak in 2017, following over a decade of success in the commercial real estate industry focused on multifamily and other investment sales transactions in central and eastern Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member and also holds a Pennsylvania broker’s license.
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, and 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.
Mr. Lupo also had a strong year and was the deserved recipient of the prestigious award. His 2020 transactions included the $50 million sale of three properties with 324 units and land to building 69 units in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for an I.R.C. Section 1031 exchange. Mr. Lupo was also the recipient of this award in 2018 and Kislak’s 2019 Producer of the Year award and 2015 Rookie of the Year award. He joined Kislak in 2014 and has become one of the firm’s leading salespeople with investment sales totaling $400 million. He specializes in the sale of multifamily and other investment properties in central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
During the awards ceremony, Mr. Lupo was also promoted to a senior vice president.
The Transactions award is presented to the individual who closed the most transactions during the past year. Peter Wisniewski also had a strong 2020 and was the recipient of this award for the fourth consecutive year. In 2020, he closed more than 30 lease and sales transactions in New Jersey including the sale of seven acres for warehouse development at the Flemington Trade Center in Flemington, a large lease expansion/extension for a trade association in Jersey City, and an Allegra Warehouse lease renewal in Cranbury.
Mr. Wisniewski joined Kislak in 2015 and leads the firm’s commercial sales and leasing division. Throughout his career, Wisniewski has leased or sold more than eight million square feet of commercial space and well over 1,500 acres of land and is actively growing Kislak’s presence in the New Jersey commercial real estate market.
During the awards ceremony, three other promotions were announced.
Barry Waisbrod was promoted to an executive vice president. He joined Kislak in 2001 and is consistently among the firm’s leading salespeople. Mr. Waisbrod specializes in the sale of investment properties in and around New Jersey. He received the firm’s Sima Kislak Jelin Salesperson of the Year award in 2019, 2015 and 2013.
Michael Kossak was promoted to a vice president. He joined Kislak in 2016, is among the firm’s next generation of rising salespeople and specializes in the sale of investment properties in Essex County, New Jersey.
Thomas Scatuorchio was promoted to a vice president. He joined Kislak in 2016 and specializes in the sale of multifamily and other investment properties in Morris and Essex counties. In 2017, he was awarded Kislak’s Rising Star award.
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 35 professionals provide comprehensive market coverage throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Now in its 114th year, Kislak was among a select group of firms recognized as a 2019 Power Broker by CoStar Group, Inc. and this was the firm’s 14th consecutive recognition.