Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s New Jersey headquarters in Lyndhurst — Courtesy: Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
By Joshua Burd
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank has bolstered its project management practice in New Jersey with the addition of a team led by industry veteran Brian Tobiasz, the firm said Wednesday.
The Tobiasz Management team, formerly based in Basking Ridge, also includes Bethany Russo and Deborah Lynch. They will join NGKF’s Rutherford office, bringing their expertise in local project management and construction services in commercial, industrial and retail projects.
Tobiasz, who will serve as senior managing director at NGKF, said he was “honored and excited to join such a well-respected and established organization.”
“Our organization will bring over 20 years of experience in the project management and construction industry to NGKF’s already impressive platform and further enhance their ability to service clients,” Tobiasz said in a prepared statement. “Our team understands the full range of challenges involved throughout a project and we will provide the foresight to manage these challenges and execute our clients’ projects in a cost-effective and timely manner.
“As project managers, Bethany and Deborah have executed a multitude of projects in several different sectors of the real estate industry and both bring years of experience and project expertise to the NGKF team.”
Tobiasz, a former executive with Avison Young and other firms, is a veteran project and construction manager in New Jersey. He brings his team to a global commercial real estate services firm that is involved in some of the state’s largest, most high-profile transactions.
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“We feel privileged to expand our service platform in New Jersey with the addition of such a highly respected and admired team that will afford our clients the best project management capabilities throughout the state,” said David Simson, NGKF vice chairman of New Jersey operations. “These services will enhance the understanding of all construction costs as well as implications associated with every building project, which will in turn offer long-term benefits for both the tenants and landlords we represent.”
Thomas Hundelt, NGKF’s executive managing director of program management, added that the new team will help the firm grow in that area as New Jersey’s market continues to thrive.
“NGKF’s Program and Project Management practice seeks to combine state-of-the-art program and project management tools with years of industry experience from high-caliber professionals like Brian and his team to execute quality projects delivered on time, within budget and on target with each project charter,” Hundelt said. “Development activity in the New Jersey submarket is strong and bringing on the talent of the team from Tobiasz Management is key for our strategy to expand our platform in this region.”