New York, NY
Arik Kislin is a self-made real estate investor, developer and entrepreneur. He is currently principal of Linx Industries, a diversified investment company with significant stakes in businesses ranging from aviation to financial services.
From 1992-1998 Arik Kislin was a principal in a New York City real estate firm that developed and managed 3.6 million square feet including the 1.5 million square foot Chelsea Market complex, a project that sparked the conversion of Manhattan's Meatpacking District from a tired industrial enclave into one of the city's most sought-after neighborhoods. Chelsea Market was subsequently sold to Angelo, Gordon & Co.
In 1998 Mr. Kislin began investing in a financial services firm active in the distressed debt market. That company now manages portfolios with assets in excess of $2 billion.