Real estate firm CBRE picks N.J. research leader

Real estate giant CBRE has announced Steve Gardner as team lead of its New Jersey Research Department.

Gardner’s plans include utilizing CBRE’s research resources to continue to build the company’s brand in the regional market, supporting business development initiatives and identifying ways to expand the company’s research capabilities.

“CBRE’s industry-leading research capabilities have always provided a great competitive advantage for our brokers, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to remain with a firm that I regard as the best of the best,” Gardner said. “I am excited to take on the challenge of building even more client-facing value into the CBRE research division, which will continue to be an invaluable source of market trend information and — more importantly — actionable insights.”

Prior to his new position, Gardner spent 24 years in research and brokerage, including a stint in the research division of Trammell Crow Co., which has since been acquired by CBRE. He also worked at DTZ, JLL and New Jersey-based developer J.G. Petrucci Co.

“Steve brings a wealth of insight and experience to his leadership role in our New Jersey research division,” said Jeff Hipschman, senior managing director of CBRE in New Jersey. “With his guidance, we will continue to expand CBRE’s market insights by delivering first-class research and market analytics that further support our regional brokerage teams and — in turn — our clients’ real estate success.”