By Joshua Burd
A veteran broker at NAI James E. Hanson has taken the reins as New Jersey chapter president of the Society of Industrial and Officer Realtors.
Thomas A. Vetter, a senior vice president with the firm, is among 10 brokers with NAI Hanson who are SIOR members. He now leads a group of 75 at the helm of the New Jersey chapter, bringing decades of experience in lease and sales transactions in the industrial sector, with a focus on the Meadowlands submarket and northern New Jersey.
He succeeds Scott Perkins, senior vice president with NAI Hanson, as SIOR NJ president.
“I would like to thank SIOR NJ for this tremendous honor and for providing me with the opportunity to lead one of the state’s most prestigious real estate organizations,” Vetter said. “In this new role, I hope to build upon the hard work of SIOR NJ’s previous leadership teams to continue to expand the profile of the New Jersey chapter within our industry. I look forward to growing SIOR NJ’s event and programming efforts to increase our organization’s visibility and exposure while continuing our contributions to the local community.”
Established in 1971, SIOR is a global association for commercial and industrial real estate brokers. Only the industry’s top performers qualify for the SIOR designation, which is currently held by 3,200 professionals in 685 markets in 36 countries.
Throughout his career, Vetter has helped sell or lease millions of square feet of industrial space throughout the market, according to a news release. An SIOR member since 2013, he has played a vital role in expanding the chapter’s profile by contributing to the broader community through a strong relationship with the Rutgers Center for Real Estate.
Vetter joins Perkins, Ken Lundberg, Josh Levering, William Hanson, Roy Lucas, Mildred C. Hanson, Peter O. Hanson and James E. Hanson as NAI Hanson brokers that have served as chapter president. What’s more, Peter O. Hanson and James E. Hanson served as national presidents of SIOR in 1985 and 1965, respectively, while William Hanson currently serves on the SIOR Foundation Board of Trustees.