By Joshua Burd
Sheldon Gross Realty has announced a new president, as the real estate services firm hands the reins to its second generation of leadership.
The West Orange-based company announced that Marcy Gross has assumed the role from her father, Sheldon Gross, who founded the business in 1962 and now serves as board chairman. Marcy Gross, most recently its executive vice president, is now responsible for both strategic direction and day-to-day operations, overseeing all aspects of real estate sales and property management for the company’s corporate, commercial, industrial, retail and residential clients.
“Heading up this company that’s been so much a part of my life provides many rewards,” she said. “From a business perspective, what’s particularly intriguing is the breadth of our operations. In addition to leasing and selling multiple types of commercial real estate, we also manage a range of different properties. Many companies specialize — but we’ve always had a different vision. Our team’s expertise is extremely varied, and I’m pleased to say this business model has been quite successful for us.”
Marcy Gross joined Sheldon Gross Realty in 1988 as a sales associate, according to a news release. As executive vice president, a role she held for 25 years, her primary responsibilities related to directing the company’s property management efforts.
To that end, she has managed 1 million square feet of corporate, industrial, warehouse and residential properties during her career, while also providing real estate consultation services.
A graduate of the University of Hartford, with a degree in mental and social health services and allied professions, Gross earned her real estate broker’s license from the Professional School of Business. She is an active member of several business organizations, including the Executive Association of New Jersey and the West Orange Chamber of Commerce.