By Joshua Burd
NAI James E. Hanson has added to its capital markets team with the hiring of a new broker.
In a news release, the firm said Jonathan M. Kristofich has joined its Hackensack office as associate director of capital markets. He will work closely with NAI Hanson’s capital markets team to assist clients with sourcing debt, equity and structured finance for commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions and refinances.
“For those looking to purchase or sell commercial real estate, the complexity of the modern-day capital markets can appear quite daunting,” Greg James, director of NAI Hanson’s capital markets team, said in a prepared statement. “As a full-service commercial real estate brokerage, the team at NAI James E. Hanson takes great pride in advising our clients throughout each stage of the deal including navigating capital markets and securing financing.
“We are excited to bring Jonathan on board and leverage his experience to continue to provide our clients with the gold standard in service that they have come to expect from NAI James E. Hanson.”
Prior to joining the firm, Kristofich helped establish Avison Young’s capital markets group in its Morristown office, the news release said. He also previously served as the director of capital services for Massey Knakal Realty Services, which was later acquired by Cushman & Wakefield.
In those roles, Kristofich advised clients on several dozen transactions worth more than $300 million in combined value. NAI Hanson touted his experience in structuring complex and time-sensitive transactions, which will allow clients access to leading capital sources and certainty of execution.
“Working in the commercial real estate community for many years, I’ve always had the utmost respect for Bill Hanson and what he’s accomplished as both president of NAI Hanson and a business leader in the state,” Kristofich said. “The expansion of the Capital Markets Group is the latest example of NAI Hanson’s continued evolution under Bill’s leadership. I look forward to working with Bill and the entire team to develop this service line to help our clients navigate the increasingly competitive and complex capital markets.”
Kristofich earned his bachelor’s from Manhattan College and a master’s in city and regional planning, with a concentration in housing and real estate, from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.