The Inaugural Presentation of the
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Alex Klatskin is a general partner with Forsgate Industrial Partners, a Teterboro-based private industrial real estate development and investment firm that has built and owns 10 million square feet of industrial properties in New Jersey.
He served as the 2011 National Chairman of NAIOP and as president of the New Jersey Chapter from 2003-2004.
This year, NAIOP New Jersey has renamed its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in memory of the late Charles Klatskin, the pioneering industrial broker and developer who helped establish the Meadowlands and 8A, as well as other areas, as top markets for warehouses. Charles was a Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2001.
Alex Klatskin is being recognized as the inaugural recipient of the Charles Klatskin Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant contributions to our Chapter and for his achievements in the industrial real estate industry.
The Klatskin family’s business, jointly owned and operated with the Seiden family, is Forsgate Industrial Partners, a major industrial real estate investor and developer based in Teterboro, New Jersey. Established by Charles Klatskin and Norman Seiden in the 1960’s, Forsgate is still growing under the leadership of the second and third generations of the families. At the helm is General Partner and CEO, Alex Klatskin. Alex was the 2011 National Chairman of NAIOP and was also the 2003-2004 president of NAIOP New Jersey. Alex continues to be involved with the commercial real estate development association as a PAC Trustee and NAIOP Research Foundation Governor.
Today Forsgate has over 10 million square feet of Class A logistics space in NJ, with another 2.5+ million in planned development. Alex has been a driving force behind Forsgate's longevity and long-established commitment to developing superior buildings on superior logistics sites. Steve Seiden said, “Alex has always had a long-term view and the vision to see what is needed now and what will be needed in the future. He would never compromise on building function, quality or aesthetics, which has been his key to success.”
Alex has championed long-term investing, not just in real estate but also in relationships. As a peer and good friend in the industry, Ed Russo remarked, “Many children have tried to follow in the footsteps of legendary fathers like CK, but few in real estate have done it better than Alex. He’s made an incredible mark on the New Jersey industrial landscape and has strongly influenced many other developers, including me. This tremendous recognition couldn’t be more fitting or deserved.”
In recognition of the Lifetime Achievement Award being named in honor of his father Charles, Alex said, “The Klatskin family is grateful that NAIOP New Jersey has given CK this honor, which we are certain he would be grateful to receive. His family, his partners and the real estate industry were the things he loved the most.”