Ben Slayton Company Profile
Ben Slayton has extensive experience in creating real estate and financial services-related businesses for the past 49 years. He created several companies from conception and grew them into successful operations subsequently sold to publicly-traded companies or major privately-held entities. He started in residential real estate in the early 1960s with B.L. Slayton Realtors, which he grew into one of the largest independently owned real estate firms in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California. Slayton is one of the first African Americans to become a realtor in the country, and the first African American to serve as a member on the Board of Directors of the San Fernando Valley Board of Realtors and the Board of Directors of the California Association of Realtors. Slayton was the first African American to purchase a Century 21 Real Estate franchise. He also served as the President of the first Interracial Rotary International Club in the United States. He was the builder and developer of the first condominium project in the state of California to be marketed and sold to African Americans, and, as the Managing Director of Western Bank Multifamily, he was successful in being approved as the first Freddie Mac Multifamily Program Plus Seller/Servicer in the country.