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About David Kislin

David Kislin began his professional career in real estate after completing his secondary and postsecondary education. A graduate of Dwight High School in 1990, Mr. Kislin enrolled at Babson College in the fall of the same year. While studying for his Bachelor’s degree, he placed as a finalist for the Babson Charm Prize, a sought-after award among business students given to those with the best business plan after thorough review. In 1994, David Kislin graduated from Babson College with a degree in Business Administration/International Business and Economics.

Five years later, David Kislin collaborated with Leo Tsimmer to form Sleepy Hudson with the aspiration of implementing an organization that makes the most out of real estate holdings with high resale values. After forming the company, Mr. Kislin took on the role of Managing Director, converting numerous properties and developing new buildings in New York’s Westchester and Manhattan neighborhoods.

Some of David Kislin’s responsibilities as Managing Director include analysis and evaluation of new acquisitions, creative planning, and collaboration with Sleepy Hudson’s partners. He also organizes finances for the purchasing process and manages day-to-day operations relating to asset development and management.

As of 2008, David Kislin holds the position of President of the Council of Jewish Émigré
Community Organizations (COJECO). This organization, founded in 2001, works both with its 33 member organizations and directly with the community to represent New York’s Russian-Jewish Community and speak out on behalf of their needs. In his time as President, Mr. Kislin has significantly increased the organization’s annual budget, implemented three new community-oriented programs, and has contributed to both local and international growth.

Work experience



Trans Commodities New York

TCI has been business for over twenty years supplying commodities and expertise for the FSU market.



B.A, International Business, Economics

Babson College

Charm Prize Recipient.

Activities and Societies: Sailing Club, Babson International Student Organization (Biso).