Kleban Properties: a Family Tradition
Abel Kleban builds retail buildings (paint store, frame shop) on Cannon Street in Bridgeport, CT. All was later lost in the depression.
Abel Kleban builds retail buildings in Bridgeport, Connecticut. His son Irving Kleban also begins to purchase and develop property.
Abel’s sons (Irving, Leon and Harry) join Morris Applebaum and Sam Roberts in purchasing a grocery building occupied by First National and then later expand the footprint.
A. Kleban & Sons wholesale toy and paper distribution building at 592 Water Street, Bridgeport was lost in a major fire. This sparks the onset of new development projects.
Klebans and Roberts begin to purchase land and buildings on Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, CT.
Al Kleban partners with Carmen Tortora and Anthony Camarda to develop the Brick Walk Complex in downtown Fairfield, CT.
Albert Kleban, grandson of Abel, leaves the public sector to devote his full time attention to property development and management.
Kenneth Kleban, Albert’s son and a former partner in J. Gerber & Co., of New York City, joins the business in 1998. He begins to oversee the growth of the company throughout the Gulf Coast.
Kleban Properties purchases and improves upon the Fairfield Center Building in Fairfield, CT.
Kleban Properties expands the Brick Walk in downtown Fairfield, Connecticut. The Brick Walk has become a prominent location in Fairfield.
Kleban Properties enters a joint-venture with Regency Centers, a large public shopping center REIT headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.
Kleban Properties develops South Landing- an 8,600 square foot retail building and a 3,400 square foot restaurant outparcel neighboring the University of Southern Alabama.
Evan Kleban, son of Kenneth Kleban and a graduate of the College of William & Mary, joins Kleban Properties.
Kleban Properties forms Kleban Ventures, LLC. Kleban Ventures manages all company-owned franchises.
Bailey Kleban, Ken’s daughter and a graduate of New York University, joins Kleban Properties to help manage the company-owned franchises.
Kleban Properties continues rapid expansion in the Southeast, including the construction of a Walk-Ons Bistreaux & Bar and its first multi-family complex in Hattiesburg, MS.
Hattiesburg was the first of three Walk-Ons Bistreaux & Bar locations built by Kleban Properties.