Advance Realty Group Hosts First Annual “A-Team” Awards

Advance Realty Group Hosts First Annual “A-Team” Awards

Bedminster-based commercial real estate owner and developer, Advance Realty Group, recently hosted its first annual “A-Team Awards” event at One Gateway Center in Newark, New Jersey. Many of the industry’s professionals and business leaders were on hand to celebrate the evening’s festivities and to also tour the recently completed multi-million dollar repositioning at One Gateway Center.

The “A-Team Awards,” the vision of Robert R. Martie, senior vice president, recognized the professionals who completed the largest leasing and sales transactions with Advance Realty Group in 2004. As part of this unique program, “A-Team Award” recipients will be inducted into the Advance Realty Group “Hall of Fame.” The annual awards event also selects one broker who consummated the largest lease of the year as the “Most Valuable Broker of the Year.” Each year, as part of the “A-Team,” Advance will also give special recognition to its exclusive leasing agents, attorneys and architects whose performance and efforts help Advance maintain its market leadership position.

“The success that Advance enjoys in the marketplace would not be possible without the help of our friends and colleagues in the real estate community,” said Bob Martie. “In recognition of the value we place upon these relationships, Advance is proud to kick-off the first annual A-Team Awards. We congratulate all of this year’s award recipients and those who have participated in helping Advance achieve such outstanding results in 2004,” Martie continued.

The 2004 Advance Realty Group A-Team inductees include:

Most Valuable Brokers:

Andrew Zezas and Matthew Kirby of Real Estate Strategies Corporation for the 50,948-sf Odyssey Pharmaceuticals lease at 200 Park Place in Florham Park.


Carl Eriksen and Craig Eisenhardt of CB Richard Ellis for the 47,000-sf Lehman Brothers lease at 230 Park Avenue in Florham Park.

Jeff Garibaldi, Peter Blanchard and Michael McDonough of The Garibaldi Group/CORFAC International for the 25,740-sf Whatman Pharmaceuticals lease at 220 Park Place in Florham Park.

Marc Trevisan and David Sherman of CB Richard Ellis for the 18,836-sf Hellring Lindeman lease at One Gateway Center in Newark.

John McCormack of Coldwell Banker Commercial for the sale of 902 Carnegie Center in West Windsor to Hilton Realty Co.

Martin Klebanoff of North Marq Capital, Inc. for the $60 million permanent financing for Advance’s acquisition of the remaining interests in Park Place in Florham Park.

James Gunning of LJ Melody & Co., John Glassmoyer of CB Richard Ellis and James Murphy of GVA Williams for the sale of Riverview Executive Park in Trenton to i-Star.

Special Recognition for Exclusive Leasing Agents:

Jeff Heller and Bill McCaffrey of Cushman & Wakefield for Park Place in Florham Park.

Michael McDonough of The Garibaldi Group/CORFAC International for MiddleBrook Crossroads in Bridgewater.

Bryn Cinque and James Bailey of GVA Williams for One Gateway in Newark.

Bill Barish of Commercial Property Network for 821Alexander Road in Princeton.

Special Recognition for Attorneys:

Howard Lakind and Sam Mizrahi of Windels, Marx, Lane & Mittendorf in New Brunswick.

Ted Zangari and Karen Levine of Sills Cummis in Newark.

Ed Butler, Frank Ferruggia and Nancy Foley of McCarter English in Newark.

Special Recognition for Architects:

Allen Trousdale, Craig Senior and Susan Santiago of Grad Partnership in Newark.

George Kimmerle and Paul Newman of Kimmerle Architects in Morristown.

Lance Blake and Rob Bloch of Rotwein & Blake in Livingston.

Advance Realty Group is an owner and developer of office, flex, industrial, retail and multifamily properties. With five million square feet of operating properties and a development portfolio consisting of eight million square feet of commercial projects and 9,400 residential units, Advance is one of the leading real estate owners in the Northeast and is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey.