By Joshua Burd
A banner year in 2017 has earned a broker the top honor at Gebroe-Hammer Associates.
The residential brokerage announced recently that Adam Zweibel was named the firm’s Salesperson of the Year. The annual peer-selected award recognizes one brokerage professional for exceptional, consistent sales performance.
Zweibel earned the distinction for tripling his 2016 sales benchmarks and closing several prominent eight-digit sales in 2017. Those included the 99-unit Waterside Villas in Monroe Township, which sold for $19.2 million, and the $24 million sale of Carriage Club Apartments in Mount Arlington, which spans 105 units.
“Words like ‘no’ and ‘can’t’ simply are not part of Adam’s vocabulary,” said Ken Uranowitz, president of Livingston-based Gebroe-Hammer. “While some people get deflated at hearing these terms, he goes full throttle to achieve the ‘yes’ and the ‘can,’ and the results speak for themselves.
“Adam’s unwavering entrepreneurial spirit and intuitive analytical and problem-solving skills have led to his exponential year-over-year sales increases throughout Central and South Jersey and beyond. These aren’t just personal and firm bests, they are investment brokerage industry ‘bests’ as well.”
Zweibel joined Gebroe-Hammer after 10 years in the information technology industry and was named a vice president three years after joining, the firm said in a news release. Prior to switching careers, the University of Michigan graduate served as president of Alpha Technology Group, a company he successfully built, restructured and eventually sold to Strategic Micro Systems.
Since then, he has completed more than 40 deals with Gebroe-Hammer spanning more than 5,000 multifamily units, which have sold for more than $556 million.
His other deals last year included:
- Orchard Drive Apartments in Whitehall, Pennsylvania, a 264-unit complex that sold for $18.5 million
- Olympic Gardens in Brick, a 94-unit complex that sold for $10 million
- Crest Ridge Apartments in West Orange, a 178-unit complex that sold for $45 million
- A 63-unit off-campus college housing complex in Central New Jersey, which sold for $19.7 million