A conference room at Cushman & Wakefield’s East Rutherford office — Photo by Jeffrey Vock for Real Estate NJ
By Joshua Burd
A veteran broker who specializes in multinational clients has rejoined Cushman & Wakefield’s New Jersey industrial team.
Nick Kim, who boasts more than 25 years of industry experience, most recently spent nearly a decade with Transwestern. He comes back to C&W as a managing director based in its East Rutherford and Iselin offices and will focus on occupier and investor clients.
“We’re extremely pleased to welcome back an industry leader of Nick’s caliber, not only to the Cushman & Wakefield team in New Jersey, but also to our robust national industrial platform,” said Andrew Judd, the firm’s managing principal in New Jersey. “He is a strategic business professional who brings a broad range of market expertise across both institutional and occupier client requirements. His extensive experience will prove invaluable as we continue to provide the highest level of service to our clients while meeting the increasing demands of this thriving sector.”
In a news release, C&W said Kim has experience servicing both domestic and multinational clients, with a special focus on Asian-based companies. He specializes in tenant representation and investment acquisition and disposition transactions on behalf of corporations and investors of public and private equities, with expertise in strategic planning, transaction management, project coordination, negotiation and development site acquisitions.
The firm added that, throughout his 25-year career, Kim has worked across two continents, managing millions of square feet of both office and industrial space. Prior to his nine years at Transwestern, he served as the head of JLL’s Asian practice group, working with Fortune 500 companies throughout Asia and managing $1.2 billion in deals during his tenure.
“I am absolutely delighted to be rejoining Cushman & Wakefield and the dynamic team of professionals here in New Jersey,” Kim said. “I’ve always had a client-focused approach and am very much looking forward to being able to leverage the many resources and global platform Cushman & Wakefield offers to deliver informed and optimal results for clients both locally and abroad.”
Kim has strong connections within the Asian business community, having worked with notable clients such as Samsung, LG Chemical and Hyundai Glovis, the news release said. He is also a member of associations including The Korean Society, the Korean American Community Foundation, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the Asian American Business Development Center.
Meantime, Kim serves as executive director of the New York University International Alumni Association.