ROI Influencers: Real Estate 2020 (Brokers)

Brokers Bob Donnelly, Andy Merin and David Simson are on our “Icons” list. See them here.

Jeff Babikian
Executive vice president
One of the top office brokers in the state, Babikian is known for representing a lot of high-profile corporations, including Mars when it moved to Newark and, more recently, Promotion in Motion and Everest Reinsurance.

Jose Cruz
Senior managing director
A veteran of these lists for good reason. Cruz heads a team that runs investment sales — and no one in the state does it better year in and year out.

Stan Danzig; Jules Nissim
Vice chairmen
Cushman & Wakefield
Longtime duo is known as one of the top industrial leasing broker teams in state

Jeff Dunne; Jeremy Neuer
Vice chairman; Executive vice president
Return appearance for regulars on the list. Dunne and Neuer are part of the top broker team in investment sales at CBRE.

Timothy Greiner; Frank Recine
Executive managing directors
How’s this? A trusted leasing team for some of the state’s biggest office landlords and biggest projects, including Gateway and Ironside in Newark.

Rob Kossar; David Knee
Vice chairmen
Longtime members of this list return for good reason: They lead one of the state’s dominant industrial teams, not to mention JLL’s entire Northeast industrial platform.

Dan Loughlin
Vice chairman, brokerage
He’s long been one of the top brokers in the state and his specialty, life sciences, remains as consequential as ever.

Tom Monahan
Vice chairman
He continues to be the firm’s top overall industrial producer in New Jersey and among the top of all CBRE industrial brokers in the country.

Adam Petrillo
Executive managing director
How’s this for 2020: More than 11 million square feet in leasing in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the rest of North America, and more than $350 million in owner-occupied sales … post-pandemic.

Jason Pierson
Pierson Commercial Real Estate
Retail is dead? You’d have a hard time convincing Pierson of that. He may be one of the most prolific retail brokers in the state. Even during a pandemic.

Bill Waxman ; Mindy Lissner
Executive vice presidents
Waxman, Lissner and their team are leaders in one of the biggest sectors in New Jersey — and around the region: e-commerce and last-mile delivery.

Kevin Welsh
Executive managing director
Welsh came to the firm three years ago to build an investment sales/capital markets team and has turned it into one of the region’s top-producing groups. He’s done $340 million in business in the past year.

Brian Whitmer; Gary Gabriel; David Bernhaut
Vice chairman; Vice chairman; Executive director
Cushman & Wakefield
Along with Andy Merin, they make up the leadership at C&W’s high-powered New Jersey investment sales team.

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