Personalities

The real estate industry is full of them, especially in New Jersey. Real Estate NJ is your source for Q&A-style stories with top newsmakers and profiles of the market’s major players.

Hosey, a former talent agent, now leading Marcus & Millichap’s growth in New Jersey

Brian Hosey has risen through the ranks of Marcus & Millichap and was hired in 2014 as the regional manager for its northern New Jersey office, where he now oversees a growing sales team of about 40 for the nation’s largest investment real estate brokerage firm for private clients.

Fast money: Speed, flexibility and imagination are keys to three decades of success for Kennedy Funding

After being turned down by seven other lenders, it was late last year when the developer of a 148-bed assisted living facility in East Windsor finally found the cash infusion it needed. It was the kind of opportunity that Kennedy Funding Financial was able to seize, even if other lenders could not.

All business: A decade later, Woodbridge mayor still has economic development at the top of his agenda

Since taking office in late 2006, Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac has emerged as one of the most development-friendly and pro-business mayors in all of New Jersey. He and his economic development team can boast a record that includes two new power plants, millions of square feet of warehouse space and dozens of new retailers, banks and eateries that have opened during that time.

McCormac: Sharing the benefits of redevelopment with school district is ‘common sense’

Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac is proud of the fact that, for all of the administration’s payment in lieu of taxes agreements with developers over the past decade, not one project has impacted the school system.

But Town Hall is still making sure that the school system is benefiting.

Garden State of mind: Postell, McDonough reflect on five years since the opening of Transwestern’s N.J. office

Transwestern, which is now marking five years since it officially opened in New Jersey, has since become a player in the state’s office, industrial and retail sectors. It has seen its annual transaction volume double since 2012 — while its property management portfolio has grown during that time to 4 million square feet from 485,000 square feet — with a platform that offers more than just brokerage services.

How 300 Kimball set the tone in suburban office redevelopment (PHOTOS)

A decision by State Farm Insurance to vacate 300 Kimball Drive in Parsippany was not just an opportunity for Transwestern’s New Jersey team in 2012. It provided a roadmap for other landlords, investors and brokers to create new value within the state’s glut of suburban office stock.

Trenton’s pitchman: George Sowa says capital city is open for business

As CEO of Greater Trenton, George Sowa sees a city that has fallen on hard times and has to overcome years of bad press. But Trenton has what it takes to change the narrative, he said, starting with all-important infrastructure such as a transit hub that links to four different rail lines.