By Joshua Burd
The Garibaldi Group has added a new director in its brokerage services group, the firm announced, marking its second key hire in as many months.
The Chatham-based firm announced that Jackie Madden has joined its ranks after five years at Cushman & Wakefield. She brings to the position an extensive background in corporate real estate, including tenant representation, leasing, sales, build-to-suits and corporate dispositions such as subleases, sales and sale-leasebacks.
The company also cited Madden’s experience in economic incentive negotiations and corporate portfolio management.
“Jackie comes to us with great experience, having been part of a high integrity, successful team, which are the pillars of what we‘re looking for in a recruit,” said Jeff Garibaldi, president of The Garibaldi Group. “Match that with an impressive track record in five short years, and you have an ideal candidate for our firm.”
The news comes after last month’s announcement that the firm had hired its first designated managing broker in its 100-year history. Michael Staskiewicz, a managing broker and senior vice president, was among The Garibaldi Group’s first major hires as part of a plan to rebrand, revamp and expand its real estate services platform.
“I am thrilled to join such an innovative and inspiring firm as The Garibaldi Group,” Madden said. “To be working directly with Jeff Garibaldi Sr., a true leader in the commercial real estate industry, is invaluable…and I could not be more excited to be part of the evolution and future of this firm.”
In a news release, Garibaldi noted that Madden is a member of NAIOP’s New Jersey chapter and was the New Jersey chapter lead at the Women’s Integrated Network while at Cushman & Wakefield. She also serves on the board of the Bergen County chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, or CASA.
“She is a proven self-starter. She’s motivated, diligent with a sound comprehension of the business,” Garibaldi said. “We believe she’s the ideal broker type for our intrapreneurial, no barriers culture, and we could not be more excited to have her on board.”