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History | The Kislak Organization

Founded as Kislak Realty by Julius I. Kislak in Hoboken,
New Jersey.

Julius Kislak’s son
Jay I. Kislak began working at the family owned business.

Jay I. Kislak founded J.I. Kislak Mortgage Corporation and moved the company’s operations to Miami, Florida.

Jay I. Kislak founded Kislak National Bank.

The New Jersey and Florida–based operations merged into one commonly held entity,
J.I. Kislak, Inc, and
Jay I. Kislak became President of the organization.

Sold J.I. Kislak Mortgage Corporation’s mortgage servicing portfolio to several banks.

J.I. Kislak Insurance Agency was sold to a large nationwide insurance company.

Sold Kislak National Bank to Banco Popular

1906 Founded as Kislak Realty by Julius I. Kislak in Hoboken, New Jersey. “J. I.,” as Julius Kislak was known, established the business by knocking on doors, introducing the Kislak name to one client at a time and providing comprehensive customer service. J. I. was instrumental in developing the art of commercial real estate brokerage.
1938 Julius Kislak’s son Jay I. Kislak began working at the family-owned business.
1953 Jay I. Kislak founded J.I. Kislak Mortgage Corporation and moved the company’s operations to Miami, Florida.
1963 Jay I. Kislak founded Kislak National Bank.
1970 The New Jersey and Florida–based operations merged into one commonly held entity, J.I. Kislak, Inc, and Jay I. Kislak became President of the organization.
1996 Sold J.I. Kislak Mortgage Corporation’s mortgage servicing portfolio to several banks. In the same year, J.I. Kislak Insurance Agency was also sold to a large nationwide insurance firm.
2005 Kislak National Bank was sold to Banco Popular.
 
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