By Joshua Burd
The state’s commercial real estate community is mourning the loss of Jeffry Jones, a longtime broker with NAI DiLeo-Bram & Co.
Jones, a senior vice president with the Piscataway-based firm, died Dec. 30 after suffering a heart attack five days earlier. He was 61.
“If you knew Jeff you liked Jeff,” NAI-DiLeo Bram wrote in an obituary. “His attitude and personality were a perfect fit for a career in the commercial real estate industry, as well as in life.
“Work hard, play hard, be kind, be fair, be patient and have a sense of humor. Jeff used those traits as a husband, father, son, brother, coach and friend.”
Jones, who specialized in office and retail, provided leasing and investment sales services during his time with DiLeo Bram, according to its website. He brought an extensive background in sales and finance when he joined the firm in 2011.
“At NAI DiLeo-Bram & Co. Jeff forged lasting relationships with his co-workers and clients,” the firm wrote. “His passing leaves a void in all of our hearts but, in time, his presence in our lives will provide lasting memories and prompt a smile. There is no better legacy.”
Jones is survived by his wife Audrey and four children — Christopher, Alexandra, Nicholas and Zachary — along with his father, Pete, his siblings Peter, David and Barbara, and their respective families.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Higgins Home for Funerals in Watchung, located at 752 Mountain Blvd. in Watchung. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. at Wilson Memorial Union Church at 7 Valley Road in Watchung.