Our Honorees

Brian Baslin

Brooklyn Entrepreneur

Brian Baslin began his career in 1994 with the launch of a highly successful pest control company that serviced Class “A” commercial and residential properties throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The company included some of the most prestigious clients in the real estate management industry, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Brian also started a janitorial supply company in 1996 which today remains a solid business. In 2003, after achieving great acclaim, Brian sold the pest control company and decided to branch out in other directions.


Brian developed an interest in the lighting industry and co-founded Gotham Lighting Supply in 2005. He educated himself in all facets of the industry, learning how to read blue prints, staying up to date with changing regulations, promoting green choices and manufacturing fixtures. He was instrumental in establishing the company’s current status as a New York State certified women-owned business enterprise. Under his expert leadership, Gotham Lighting has serviced premier contractors on some of the most prominent projects in the city. In his current consulting role, Brian ensures quality control, long-term growth and development of the corporate portfolio. With his extensive knowledge of the real estate industry, he and his brother made a successful entrance into the real estate market, securing commercial and residential properties.


Brian takes pride in being a loving son, father, brother, husband, and uncle. Family is the most important force in his life, and he places the utmost value on long lasting friendships. Among his various charitable activities he serves on the board of the Ben Bay Kiwanis Club where he dedicates himself to making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Brian is also the co-founder of the Kids for Kids Foundation where over the past eleven years he has helped raise more than $10 million dollars for children’s healthcare needs. In 2017, he was part of a delegation of Kids for Kids founders and donors who visited Maimonides Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and who elected to name and dedicate the NICU with a major charitable gift.