By Joshua Burd
Zoltek Commercial Real Estate Services has announced two recent additions to its Fair Lawn-based team of brokers.
According to the firm, the newest hires include Alison Cohen as director of real estate, who brings more than 20 years of industry experience with companies such as Ripco Real Estate, BKR Lamar, Winick Realty and Vanguard. She has transacted with operators such as Burger King, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Firehouse Subs, Denny’s, Dunkin, Taco Bell and IHOP, along with retailers such as Williams Sonoma and West Elm in top locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Cohen has also represented national quick-service tenants in assignments such as site development throughout New Jersey, while performing leasing services for landlords in their strip, neighborhood and power centers, Zoltek said. What’s more, she has acted as an exclusive leasing representative for a host of national chains and franchise tenants.
“Alison is known in the industry as being a prolific dealmaker having built relationships with the biggest names in the business,” Zoltek said in its announcement, noting that she holds a business degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University as well as a paralegal degree. She is a licensed salesperson and is a longtime member of ICSC.
Meantime, the firm has hired Robert Skinner as a senior associate, touting his 30-year career as a successful licensed real estate agent and as a sought-after commercial property specialist in New York City since 2012. His territory includes Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens as well as Long Island.
“Robert’s high skills, expertise and market knowledge in New York are exceptional,” Zoltek said in a press release. The firm pointed to his recent sale of the Herald Square Hotel in Midtown, now the Life Hotel, among more than $65 million in combined sales and leasing volume.
Skinner, a New Jersey resident, is active as chairman of his local rent control board and in public service in Ocean County. Zoltek added that his knowledge of real estate and the workings of homeowner associations, as well as his local and city government experience, are useful in dealing with boards, management, governmental agencies and other clients.