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 news release said. Before launching that business in 2017, he served
as a senior engineer for Falcon Engineering, where he specialized in investigation and remediation of construction deficiencies.
Colliers International hired James Postell, a veteran broker and former leader of Transwestern’s office in the state, as an executive managing director with its New Jersey leasing team.
Postell brings more than 30 years
of industry experience and a focus on agency leasing assignments in
the office and industrial sectors. In announcing the move, Colliers touted his deep experience in repurposing and repositioning high-end office buildings to maximize tenancy and revenue, along with assignments
for major clients such as American Express, International Paper and the former Schering-Plough Corp.
“Jim is one of the most well-respected brokers in New Jersey and has
acted as a trusted adviser to some
of the most notable organizations in the country,” said Dennis Waggner, an executive managing director with Colliers and the firm’s market leader in New Jersey. “He brings to Colliers deep
relationships that he’s cultivated over years building a reputation
as an industry
leader and he
strengthens our
agency leasing practice, among other business lines, across the state. We’re thrilled to have him on board.”
Postell spent 10 years with Transwestern, most recently serving as a partner and city leader for the firm’s New Jersey office. Notably, he worked opposite Colliers brokers in 2019 when he represented ownership in a 147,000-square-foot, full-building headquarters lease with Celularity, a clinical-stage therapeutics company, in Florham Park.
In addition to his emphasis on agency leasing, he will also focus on tenant representation with Colliers, the
firm said. He is based in the firm’s Parsippany office.
“Colliers has developed a reputation for having some of the most enterprising brokers in the industry as well as an environment that encourages collaboration at all levels,” Postell said. “I’m excited to join this talented team in New Jersey at a time when there is optimism
in the market. As we begin to turn the corner on the pandemic and organizations reevaluate their real estate needs, there will be a lot of business that I’m confident Colliers is poised to win.”
Stephanie Gulick-Katz, a longtime employee of Kokes Properties and its predecessor businesses, has earned a promotion to the position of controller.
In her role with the Brielle-based
firm, Gulick-Katz oversees the
many components of accounting, including job costing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations and auditing, according to a news release. The promotion comes as she has played a crucial role in Kokes Properties’ recent expansion of its in-house construction and
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“Stephanie has been a tremendous asset to our family and to my company, having worked for my dad for two decades, and now with me,” said Michael J. Kokes, president of Kokes Properties. “I am continually amazed by Stephanie’s extensive knowledge and work ethic.”
The firm added that Gulick-Katz’s knowledge of
James Postell
accounting has been invaluable as it has grown over the past few years. Kokes Properties, founded by the third-generation leader of one
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“Ever since joining the company in 2019, I have always been impressed by Stephanie’s tireless work ethic and attention to detail — two of the most important traits an effective controller can possess,” said Clark McIntyre, Kokes Properties’ vice president of operations. RE

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