AST launches new brokerage model with AST Realty

Concierge-style residential brokerage to reinvent traditional realty model for homebuilders

Morristown-based AST said on Wednesday that launched a unique residential brokerage model that gives New Jersey’s homebuilders access to a brokerage experience designed to add value at every stage of the process.

AST Realty leverages the company’s decades of experience and enables homebuilders to find opportunities in the current competitive market.

Led by broker of record James “Jimmy” Mattina, who has nearly a decade of experience, AST Realty will leverage AST’s nearly 40 years of development and financing expertise to meet the speed and demands of New Jersey’s residential real estate marketplace.

AST Realty’s concierge-style realty services model provides homebuilders with an unmatched end-to-end experience powered by an on-the-ground presence in its current target markets of Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex, Union, Morris and Essex counties; creative financing solutions; value engineering services; and tailored marketing campaigns.

“The traditional realty model isn’t equipped to keep pace with or address the complexities of New Jersey’s residential marketplace. To help homebuilders navigate these challenges, we’ve created a one-of-a-kind realty experience that combines deal sourcing and brokerage services, with the option for financing, into one comprehensive system that has proven to generate results,” Shane Soranno, director at AST, said. “By pairing a hands-on realty team with our deep development experience and robust in-house financing capabilities, we are bringing the state’s homebuilding community an invaluable resource created by builders for builders to ensure they can continue to find success in any market conditions.”

Mattina added: “The AST Realty experience is singularly focused on meeting the unique needs of the homebuilder community. Whether it is handling a conventional resale of a property or finding a buyer for a new home or as complicated as identifying off-market development sites, securing financing and identifying value-add potential throughout the construction process, the AST Realty team will be there every step of the way to help homebuilders bring their visions to life.”