Advance Realty Group Hosts Second Annual “A-Team” Awards
Advance Realty Group, a Bedminster , NJ-based commercial real estate owner and developer, recently hosted its second annual “A-Team Awards” event at Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, New Jersey. Over 160 of the commercial real estate industry’s professionals and business leaders were on hand to celebrate the evening’s festivities.
The “A-Team Awards,” the vision of Robert R. Martie, senior vice president and regional managing director, recognized the professionals who completed the largest leasing and sales transactions with Advance Realty Group in 2005. 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.
“I would like to thank our friends and colleagues in the real estate community who year after year contribute to Advance’s success and leadership position in the marketplace,” said Bob Martie . “In recognition of the value we place upon these relationships, Advance is proud to host our second 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 2005,” Martie continued.
The 2005 Advance Realty Group A-Team inductees include:
Most Valuable Brokers:
Gregg Najarian, Daniel Foley, Chip Conklin and Peter Capuciati of Studley for the 209,000-square-foot, build-to-suit lease for Eisai Inc. at 100 Tice Boulevard in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. The facility will serve as Eisai’s U.S. headquarters. Advance was represented in this transaction by its exclusive agent, CB Richard Ellis’ Carl Eriksen, Jeff Babikian and David Opper.
Marc Rosenberg , Bob Donnelly and Bill Brown of Cushman & Wakefield for the sale of 260 Cherry Hill Road in Parsippany, New Jersey, a 132,000 square-foot office building to Time Inc.
Mindy Lissner of CB Richard Ellis for the 51,360-square-foot lease on behalf of South Central Pools at MiddleBrook Crossroads in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
Jim Fraser of GVA Williams for the 27,656-square-foot lease at One Gateway in Newark, New Jersey on behalf of Kaplan, Inc.
Jim Scancarella of CRESA Partners for the lease at One Gateway in Newark on behalf of Merrill Lynch.
Jamie Drummond of GVA Williams for the 16,589-square-foot lease at 7 Entin Road in Parsippany, New Jersey on behalf of Castle Point.
Suzanne Macnow for the 12,946-squre-foot lease at Branchburg Centre in Branchburg, New Jersey on behalf of Withum Smith & Brown.
All-Star Capital Markets:
Martin T. Klebanoff of Northmarq Capital, Inc. for two transactions. The $45 million financing for the 209,000-square-foot build-to-suit transaction with Eisai, Inc. at 100 Tice Boulevard in Woodcliff Lake, as well as the $85 million financing for a multi-tenant transaction at One Gateway Center in Newark.
Shawn Rosenthal of Ackman Ziff Real Estate Group for the $100 million refinancing at Avion Business Park in Chantilly, Virginia.
Aaron Welsh of Barclays Capital for the $68.5 million financing of the partnership buy-out at Avion Business Park in Chantilly.
Special Recognition for Exclusive Brokers:
Carl Eriksen, David Opper and Jeff Babikian of CB Richard Ellis for the 209,000-square-foot, build-to-suit lease for Eisai Inc. at 100 Tice Boulevard in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
David Simson and David Csontos of GVA Williams for the sale of 260 Cherry Hill Road in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Jeff Garibaldi and Mike McDonough of The Garibaldi Group/CORFAC International for the 51,360-square-foot lease on behalf of South Central Pools at MiddleBrook Crossroads in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
Bryn Cinque and Jim Bailey of GVA Williams for both the Kaplan, Inc. and Merrill Lynch leases at One Gateway in Newark, New Jersey.
David Simon and Rachel Addonizio of Weichert Commercial Brokerage for the 16,589-square-foot lease at 7 Entin Road in Parsippany, New Jersey on behalf of Castle Point.
Carl Eriksen, Gus Braunschweig and Craig Eisenhardt of CB Richard Ellis for the 12,946-square-foot lease at Branchburg Centre in Branchburg, New Jersey on behalf of Withum Smith & Brown.
David A. Simon, Michele Andre and F. Jon Williams of Weichert Commercial Brokerage for their representation of 310 Madison Avenue in Morristown, New Jersey.
Jeffrey Heller and William McCaffrey of Trammell Crow Company for their representation of Park Place in Florham Park, New Jersey.
Special Recognition for Attorneys:
Sam Mizrahi, Howard Lakind and Rob Roesener of Windels Marx.
Ted Zangari and Karen Levine of Sills Cummis in Newark.
Ed Butler, Frank Ferruggia, Nancy Foley, Thomas DeCosta-Lobo and Athena Cheng of McCarter English in Newark.
Doug Henshaw of Porzio Bromberg.
Jim Turtletaub of Carlin & Ward.
Special Recognition for Architects:
Allen Trousdale, Craig Senior, Vasant Khirsager 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.
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Advance Realty Group is an owner and developer of office, flex, industrial, retail and multifamily properties. With 5.5 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.