By Joshua Burd
Levin Management Corp. has made key changes within its executive leadership, including the promotion of Matthew Harding to CEO.
Harding, who was promoted from president and chief operating officer, succeeds William A. Farber as LMC’s chief executive. Meantime, the real estate services firm’s board of directors has elected Robert Carson to the office of president.
The promotions follow a record year of growth in new business and transactional volume.
“This is an exciting time at Levin Management,” Harding said. “Following a sustained period of company expansion, these organizational advancements capitalize on the breadth and depth of our seasoned managerial team. The changes taking place here also reflect our firm’s commitment to leadership continuity as we continue to provide clients with the highest quality service and plan our future success.”
Harding, who has been affiliated with the North Plainfield-based firm since 1986, began his career in the leasing division. Carson joined LMC in 1992 and has focused on property management and business development functions, having most recently served as executive vice president.
Farber, a co-founder of LMC with Janice H. Levin and CEO since 2002, will remain active with the company and assume the title of chairman.
The firm’s portfolio growth over the past 24 months has included 14 new agency assignments encompassing more than 2.8 million square feet in four states, according to a news release. Additionally, LMC is experiencing its healthiest leasing volume in recent years, touting it as a sign of the overall viability of bricks-and-mortar retail.
All told, the company has a 15 million-square-foot portfolio of 105 properties concentrated in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. LMC today offers leasing, property management, financial management and reporting, construction and development, lease administration, marketing services and acquisition and disposition consulting services.