By Joshua Burd
A veteran retail real estate executive has joined The Azarian Group LLC as director of leasing and property management.
The firm, which is based in Midland Park, said Alison Cohen brings more than 20 years of commercial leasing experience to the role. That experience includes positions with Ripco Real Estate, BKR Lamar Retail Services, Winick Realty Group and Vanguard Realty, where she worked with top franchises such as Burger King, Popeye’s, Firehouse Subs, Denny’s, Dunkin, Taco Bell and IHOP.
“Alison is known in the industry as being a prolific deal maker and has built relationships with the biggest names in the business,” the firm said in its announcement. Her other past clients in New Jersey include Blu Alehouse, Williams Sonoma and West Elm.
John M. Azarian, CEO of The Azarian Group and Azarian Realty Co., added that Cohen has specialized in the representation of national quick-service restaurants in functions such as site development throughout New Jersey. In addition, she has performed leasing services for landlords in their strip, neighborhood and power centers and acted as exclusive leasing representative for national chains and franchise tenants.
Cohen holds a business degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is a licensed salesperson in New Jersey. She is also a longtime member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.