By Joshua Burd
Pierson Commercial has promoted one of its brokers to the position of director.
Based in Englishtown, the retail real estate brokerage advisory firm this week announced the new title for Ryan Starkman, who joined the business in 2014. His focus at Pierson Commercial includes the marketing and leasing of shopping centers, investment sales, land acquisition, development and tenant representation, while he has also helped expand the firm’s presence in Newark and other urban submarkets.
“In his four and a half years with the firm he has done a tremendous job of cultivating and retaining many relationships,” said Jason Pierson, the firm’s president. “Ryan has been instrumental with the growth of our urban practice and big box leasing with top landlords and retailers throughout the market, in addition to mixed-used development accomplishments.
“We look forward to Ryan’s continued growth and success with Pierson Commercial.”
Starkman also specializes in development underwriting, programming, financial and feasibility analysis, according to his bio. He represents national retailers including 24 Hour Fitness, Forman Mills, Oportun and Sticky Fingers Joint.
He also represents some of the most active mixed-use, urban and suburban real estate firms in the market including Ben Hur Realty, BNE Real Estate Group, Edison Properties, Jacobs Enterprises, L&M Development, Paramount Assets and Pennrose Development.
Prior to joining Pierson Commercial, Starkman worked in the asset management division of BLDG Management, one of the largest privately held real estate development and management institutions in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s in organizational leadership with a minor in accounting from Moravian College and an MBA in real estate from Monmouth University.
He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Next Generation Committee.