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.

In 2001 Arik Kislin partnered with the Achenbaum family as a principal developer of the Gansevoort Hotel, a property largely responsible for the further transformation of the Meatpacking District into a major international fashion, dining, and nightlife destination. Arik Kislin is also involved in the development of two forthcoming Gansevoort properties, one in Miami and the other in Manhattan's Park Avenue South neighborhood, while the partnership continues to seek opportunities for further expansion both in the U.S. and abroad with the highly recognizable Gansevoort brand.

Arik Kislin entered the general aviation industry in 2004 with an equity investment into a small full service charter management company which has become Jet Flite International. This aviation business has developed into a multifaceted firm consisting of a fleet of private jets, full service private aviation maintenance, fueling, and hangar facilities, as well as Fixed Base Operations (FBOs), which are terminals for private aviation clients that are currently being expanded in New York and South Florida.

Arik Kislin is a member of the New York Friars Club and a lifelong baseball player and fan. His other hobbies include tennis and yachting. Arik Kislin is married with two children.