ROI Influencers: Real Estate 2021 — Brokers

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. In 2019, he was named to the advisory board of the Rutgers Center for Real Estate.

Peter Bronsnick
President – New Jersey region
Cushman & Wakefield
With 20 years’ industry experience and nearly 10 years alone with SJP Properties, Bronsnick joined Cushman & Wakefield in June as its managing principal of New Jersey, where he will lead all market activities and drive business performance for C&W. While at SJP, he led on some of the most transformative and impactful deals in the state, including the M Station project in Morristown.

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.

Christopher DeLorenzo
Executive vice president
The Birch Group
Formerly of JLL and Mack-Cali Realty Corp., DeLorenzo joins the Birch Group at a pivotal time, as the company has continued to expand its portfolio of trophy assets with nearly $800 million of commercial assets acquired since 2019.

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.

Chris Galiano
Managing director and principal
NAI DiLeo-Bram
Galiano’s extensive local market knowledge in the industrial sector and his resolve to uncover all potential opportunities for his clients have consistently made him a top performer within NAI DiLeo-Bram and NAI Global.

Jason Goldman; Marc Petrella; Andrew Siemsen
KBC Advisors
Partners at the Woodbridge-based real estate brokerage recently left Cushman & Wakefield to combine their years of experience, and have quietly been signing millions of square feet with “the biggest e-commerce company” in the world.

Timothy Greiner; Frank Recine
Executive managing directors
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. Most recently, Kossar is credited with leading the firm’s NYC Last Mile initiatives, including the leasing, management and financing of the first multistory fulfillment/distribution centers in the city. In 2020 alone, Knee has completed 21 million square feet of transactions, with a volume of $1.5 billion.

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. A self-proclaimed thoughtful risk-taker, Loughlin says his adventurous spirit has enabled him to open unconventional doors for his clients, resulting in longstanding, trusted relationships.

Art Makris
Regional senior vice president of Northeast operations
Duke Realty
Makris is responsible for the leasing and management of Duke’s existing industrial properties in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as identifying new development and construction opportunities. He also pursues and evaluates investments, focusing on land, building acquisitions and build-to-suit and multitenant development projects.

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. From land sales and development, to leases and building sales, Monahan guides landlords, tenants and investors through the process, providing the astute market insight and decision-driving strategy his clients have come to rely on.

Adam Petrillo; Tom Carregher
Executive managing directors
Petrillo spearheads the strategic direction of the Industrial Advisory Group — incorporating IAG’s integrated services across supply chain, logistics, warehouse, distribution and manufacturing real estate and operations with Newmark’s broader Industrial Services platform. Carragher came to Newmark in 2020. Prior to that, he was an executive vice president and branch manager at Savills. 

Jason Pierson
Pierson Commercial Real Estate
The founder of the brokerage tasks his team with marketing over 5 million square feet of retail space, including major downtown redevelopments, ground-up developments and existing shopping centers throughout New Jersey.

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, responsible for managing, underwriting and marketing investment properties for sale and arranging joint ventures.

Bill Waxman; Mindy Lissner
Vice chairmen
Cushman & Wakefield
After 26 years with CBRE, Waxman has moved over to Cushman & Wakefield, where he brings to his clients vast experience and unmatched knowledge of corporate, industrial and logistics real estate. One of the top women in real estate, Lissner came to Cushman & Wakefield from CBRE, and she will no doubt continue to excel in her strengths of acquiring industrial property for Fortune 500 companies as well as distribution centers, warehouses, supply chain and manufacturing facilities.

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