By Joshua Burd
Tenant advisory firm Cresa has made four additions to its New Jersey brokerage team.
Mitch Roman and Daniel Brown, who have both joined the firm as principals, bring decades of experience and will focus on the industrial and office sectors, respectively. The new hires also include Senior Vice President Michael Epstein, a longtime business services executive, and Pam Winston, who joins the Rutherford-based team as an adviser with more than 25 years of experience in sales, account management and procurement.
“Adding four topflight brokers to our team at this time is a testament to the resiliency of New Jersey’s commercial real estate market,” said Dennis Gralla, managing principal of Cresa New Jersey. “Everyone here is optimistic about 2021, with major transactions ready to be announced and others in the pipeline.”
In a news release, the firm said Roman is an industrial market specialist with a career spanning 35 years, having joined its team just prior to the pandemic in early 2020. He has participated in more than 1,000 transactions valued at over $900 million, with past clients including GE Capital Portfolio, Penske, PepsiCo, Daewoo and others.
Roman’s professional affiliations include the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Morris Area Development Group and North Essex Economic Development Committee, Cresa said. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Curry College in Boston.
Brown, meantime, is the founder and former CEO of TRS Associates Inc., a commercial real estate firm he spearheaded from 1990 to 2020, the news release said. With a career that began in 1985 at Helmsley Spear New Jersey, Brown has represented hundreds of office tenants in leasing transactions.
He is the past board chair of the Family & Children’s Association and a founding member of Tuesday’s Children, one of the few remaining charitable organizations tied to the Sept. 11 terror attacks, where he serves on the board of trustees.
Brown holds a degree from the State University of New York at Schulyer.
Epstein joined Cresa after serving for 15 years as CEO and president of a $325 million business services company, the news release said. In his new role, he will apply his extensive knowledge of business operations and the local market to growing the New Jersey region’s client base.
The firm added that Epstein is on the advisory board for Net Profit Advisors and a member of the Andersen Alumni Association, having received his bachelor’s degree from Queens College, City University of New York.
For her part, Winston will assist clients by aligning corporate strategies with their long-term objectives, the news release said. In addition, she will focus on business development and market research.
She holds a bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Hartford.