A family owned and operated business, Crossroads Realty was established in 1966, by Byron Kotzas. The company, which was originally established in a store front building on Route 37 in Toms River, now has 11 offices throughout Ocean and Southern Monmouth Counties. With over 250 sales associates, Crossroads is proud to sell more homes in Ocean County than any other real estate company.
Our Founder, Byron Kotzas
Byron Kotzas was born in New York City on October 2nd , 1924. Kotzas attended Newburgh Free Academy in New York, Drexel University and Rider College, graduating with a degree in business and real estate.
After serving as a pilot in the army during World War 2, Kotzas then moved his family to the Toms River area. He first real estate acquisition in the area was the Bay Bridge Inn, which was a hotel, bar, restaurant and marina, which he operated as a family business. He eventually opened Crossroads Realty in 1966.
Byron Kotzas, along with his family, have a long history of community service in the area. Serving as a Trustee of the Ocean County College Foundation for over 30 years, he and his wife Mary, also helped to establish Community Medical Center, the first local hospital in the area. He also served on the board of the local Kiwanis, and was active on the fundraising committee for the Boy Scouts.
Byron’s success was evident to everyone who knew him and he took great pleasure in helping other entrepreneurs to start their own business in the area. Always eager to share his knowledge and insight, Kotzas was committed to guiding others to make profitable investment choices.
The Kotzas family and all of the members of their company, are grateful to have been able to work alongside such an inspiring, committed individual and look forward to carrying out his legacy for years to come.