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The Hampshire Companies announced that its Founder and Chairman, Jon F. Hanson, has been named to the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

Hanson, along with 15 fellow inductees, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Historic Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ, on May 6, 2018.

An industry veteran with more than 60 years of real estate investment experience, Hanson is well-known and respected throughout the industry and the State.

As Founder and Chairman of The Hampshire Companies, he has built an extensive career, bringing tangible economic growth to the Garden State. Additionally, throughout the course of his storied career, he has generously given his time, leadership, and knowledge to a variety of organizations and causes.

In addition to his role at Hampshire, Hanson currently serves as, Director of Yankee Global Enterprises, and Chairman Emeritus of HealthSouth Corporation and the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.
Previously, he was lead director for Prudential Financial Inc. Hanson has worked with several gubernatorial administrations on economic development initiatives.

Under the Christie administration, Hanson chaired the Governor’s New Jersey Gaming, Sports and Entertainment Advisory Commission.


Gregg Delany has joined real estate investment bank Eyzenberg & Company as a senior director.

An industry veteran who has closed more than $26 billion in banking and institutional investment transactions, Delany will originate, structure and place debt and equity for commercial real estate owners and investors across the U.S.

Prior to joining Eyzenberg, Delany was a managing director at Greenwich Group International. Before that, as a founding principal at Longitude Investment Advisors, he advised banks on sub- and non-performing mortgages, structured bank mergers and completed hundreds of bankruptcy recapitalizations.

He also held senior positions at Five Mile Capital, Eurohypo, A.G., and State Street Asset Management.

Delany is an adjunct professor in the Master of Science program at NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate Development and Finance.

He holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, a graduate certificate in RE Finance & Taxation from NYU Schack and a B.A. in History / Physics from Colgate University.

Five business development associates have also joined Eyzenberg & Company.

Nicholas Nguyen previously worked for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Building and Land Technology, and GE Capital Real Estate.

Heearned a Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business (with a concentration in Real Estate and Urban Land Development) from Virginia Commonwealth University.

James Keenoy held positions at REIS and Cushman & Wakefield, as well as Chandan Economics, where he collaborated with distinguished real estate economist Dr. Sam Chandan in creating Loan Comps, an industry-first commercial mortgage database and loan comparison tool.

He also has consulted several CRE data startups and founded a firm that specialized in sourcing distressed CRE debt for opportunistic investors.

Keenoy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Business Administration from The College of New Jersey, with concentrations in finance and statistics.

Joshua Brenner was an insurance and investment advisor with Fifth Avenue Financial. He also has experience in corporate middle-market investment banking and served in the U.S. Navy as a SONAR Technician. Brenner holds a bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics from Columbia University.

Alex Anderson previously served as head of sales at a start-up construction company in New Jersey. Before that, he interned as a sales analyst at Atlantic Records.

Anderson studied Music Industry at Syracuse University and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Finance, with a specialization in Real Estate, at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Elena Winters joined from a construction management and development company, where she held various positions and originated real estate investment opportunities.

Winters received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.

Prior to moving to the U.S., Winters was an electrical engineering candidate at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.


Two strategic hires mark the continued expansion of Vision Real Estate Partners’ leadership team.
Christine Eberle and Charles Gatje have joined the owner/operator as directors of leasing and property management, respectively.

Christine Eberle brings more than 15 years of industry experience to her new position, in which she oversees leasing for the entire Vision Real Estate Partners portfolio.

She previously served as a landlord representative with Cushman & Wakefie in New Jersey, including several leasing agency assignments for Vision Real Estate Partners.

Her ownership and services experience also include past positions with Colliers International, NPV/Direct Invest and Grubb & Ellis. She attended Rutgers Business School and is a veteran of the United States military.
Charles Gatje leads Vision Real Estate Partners’ property management team, assists in the underwriting and onboarding of new acquisitions, and provides operational and financial oversight for the Vision Management division.
Prior to joining Vision, Gatje for the past 10 years was part of Cushman & Wakefield’s Washington, D.C., property management division.
He holds a master’s degree in Real Estate Finance from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American University.


JLL has hired Daniel Posy as executive managing director, Jason Roberts as associate vice president and Peter Michailidis as associate.

The three real estate professionals will join the firm’s New York brokerage operations, and pursue tenant representation assignments. They will report to Phil Palmer, executive managing director and head of New York brokerage for JLL.
Daniel Posy has 17 years of experience in commercial real estate, specialized in transactions involving Class A real estate in the Plaza District. He has completed more than three million square feet in Class A leasing transactions in New York.

Prior to joining JLL, Posy served as an executive managing director with Savills Studley. Earlier, he was an associate with Insignia ESG (later CBRE).

Posy earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business from Queens College.

Jason Roberts has eight years of experience in commercial real estate, specializing in new business development.
Prior to joining JLL, he served as an associate director with Savills Studley. He began his career with the Vortex Group.
Roberts received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Loyola University Maryland.

Peter Michailidis launched his real estate career more than a year ago with Savills Studley.

Michailidis earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hamilton College, where he played on the school’s varsity ice hockey and varsity squash teams.


JLL announced Mark Zettl has joined the company as President, Property Management, Americas.
Zettl will oversee all office property management initiatives across the platform’s $47 billion of assets under management and 356 million-square-foot portfolio.

He will report to Jay Koster, JLL’s Group Head of Americas Capital Markets & Investor Services, and work with Debra Bonebrake, JLL’s Head of U.S. Industrial Property Management.

Zettl, who is based in Chicago, brings more than 25 years of hospitality and real estate operations experience to JLL.
He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for Waterton’s portfolio of residential and hospitality properties and was a member of the company’s leadership and investment committees.

Earlier, he served as an Executive Vice President for Ultima Hospitality and is the former Vice President of Operations for two Chicago-based hotel companies.

Zettl also played a pivotal role in the development of the Holiday Inn Express brand while serving as Director of Franchise Services for InterContinental Hotel Group.

Zettl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Resort Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology.


Taconic Investment Partners announced their new Quality Communities partnership with Clarion Partners and the hiring of Ty Barnes as the Vice President of Acquisitions to lead the venture.

Prior to joining Taconic, Barnes worked as an Acquisitions Senior Manager at Related Companies, in which he was part of the acquisitions and development teams that purchased more than 2,000 luxury development units in NYC and 16,000 units nationally.

Before that, he held senior portfolio and asset management positions with Winn Residential and Manhattan Maintenance Company, respectively.

Barnes earned a BA in History from Colgate University and his Masters in Real Estate Finance and Investment from NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.


Tarter Krinsky & Drogin announced the promotions of four lawyers, three to partner and one to counsel.
The firm’s new partners and counsel are:

Brian Beller, who has extensive experience advising on a range of real estate matters involving the acquisition, sale, leasing and financing of commercial property.

Scott Schneider represents commercial landlords and tenants in office, retail and restaurant leasing, as well as industrial and warehouse leasing.

Dr. Jing Xia co-chair of the Pharmaceutical and Biologics Practice and China Practice, represents major pharmaceutical companies.

Promoted to Counsel is John Rondello, who represents contractors, owners, developers, architects, designers and engineers in construction projects of varying scopes and at all stages in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the United States.


CBRE has hired retail specialist and industry veteran Ira Kerner as a first vice president in its Saddle Brook, New Jersey office.

Kerner will service and advise retail clients on both the tenant and landlord sides, focussing on Northern New Jersey, Rockland and Westchester Counties.

Kerner – who has more than 16 years of experience in real estate – spent the previous nine years as a leasing agent with Ripco Real Estate. Before that, he worked as a retail leasing specialist for Metro Commercial Real Estate and for The Schultz Organizatio.

Kerner serves on the Regional Planning Committee for the ICSC PA/NJ/DE Deal Making Convention.

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