ABOUT ADVANCE REALTY INVESTORS
Since its founding in West Orange, New Jersey in 1979 by Peter J. Cocoziello, Advance Realty Investors has built its reputation one project at a time. Over the decades, we are proud to have developed trust with clients, communities, business partners, and our own employees by continually striving for excellence and living up to our promises.
History & Approach
Advance Realty Investors has grown rapidly ever since being launched in a small building in West Orange, NJ in 1979. Founder Peter J. Cocoziello quickly recognized that success depends on vision, creativity, adding value, and forging trusted, long-term relationships with the investment, broker, tenant, and local communities. He navigated decades of fluctuating market cycles, through which Advance grew to service larger corporations on build-to-suit developments, including Eisai, G.H. Bass, Phillips Van Heusen, Allied Beverage, Atochem NA, FedEx, Bayer, United National Bank, and Chubb. Along with this growth came the evolution of a trusted, highly competent, agile in-house team of real estate experts who have become the pillars of our company and leaders in our industry.
Today, Advance owns, manages, or has invested in a 15 million square foot portfolio of properties that is well diversified across all asset classes. We actively pursue real estate investments in commercial, residential, industrial, retail, mixed-use, and other projects that enhance value through development, repositioning, and redevelopment. Advance’s strong capital base, fully integrated platform, outstanding talent, and flexibility as a privately held organization position us for continued growth for many decades to come in the Northeast Corridor and other leading markets nationwide.
Advance aims to be the premier developer of creative real estate solutions, unlocking value across all real estate classes. We live in the communities where we build, invest alongside our financial partners, work as a unified team across all levels of seniority in our company, and we are dedicated to a clear set of core values:
- Begin with the end in mind
- Develop responsibly
- Through today’s designs, meet tomorrow’s needs and control future costs
- Appreciate the value of our stakeholders
- Invest in our people
- Be an owner who “owns up”
- Control our own destiny
- Understand that the marketplace is cyclical, and it is the force that drives the business
- Apply “informed intuition” and creativity
- Operate as an entrepreneurial organization, but with the governance of an institutional company
Advance is focused on developing properties that will deliver value today and over the long term. As part of helping to achieve these goals, we use the most beneficial financial structures, and we seek to incorporate sustainable materials, methods, and systems wherever possible.
Get To Know Us
“We have been reimagining real estate for over four decades and remain committed to excellence in each of our market segments. Our forward-thinking approach combined with deep-rooted experience enables us to create innovative, sustainable, high-quality assets and communities suited for tomorrow’s lifestyles.”
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO
PETER J. COCOZIELLO, JR.
Principal and Managing Director, Strategic Business Unit
DANIEL F. COCOZIELLO
Managing Director, Industrial
SHARON M. VUSKALNS, CPA
Managing Director, Financial Compliance
PATRICK S. KRETZ
Senior Project Executive Development & Construction
JARED M. MINATELLI
Managing Director, Asset Management
RICHARD A. CROOKER
Vice President, Investment
Managing Director of Property Management
Director, Accounting and Finance
Vice President, Asset Management