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JLL marks major expansion with N.J. hires

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Six brokers from Cushman & Wakefield have been hired by Jones Lang LaSalle to work in the New Jersey market, the company announced today. JLL has also hired four brokers in Philadelphia and two for its Long Island, N.Y., office, adding 12 new real estate professionals to its ranks.

“During the recession, we battened down our hatches,” said Robert Kossar, executive managing director and market director for JLL's New Jersey and Long Island operations. “Now we're expanding and we will continue to grow strategically. This is the biggest addition to our brokerage staff in quite a long time.”  

Kossar believes these experienced brokers will greatly increase JLL's presence in the office and industrial real estate markets.

“Our new real estate professionals have a deep knowledge of their markets and proven leadership skills, and will be invaluable resources for clients with requirements, portfolios or investments in areas that have become some of the largest industrial and office markets in the nation,” he said in prepared remarks.

Paul Torosian, Nathan Demetsky, John Gartland, Dean Torosian, John Plower and Jeffrey Lockard all came from Cushman & Wakefield.

“They will be a wonderful addition to our team,” Kossar said.

Demetsky and Gartland will serve industrial clients from JLL's office in the Iselin section of Woodbridge. Paul Torosian will be the industrial lead in the Pennsylvania market, working out of the Philadelphia office with Plower, Lockard and Dean Torosian.

JLL also brought in brokers Mark Siegler, Marc Hirschinger, Douglas Twyman and Howard Weinberg, all of whom spent their entire careers at Cassidy Turley. Siegler and Hirschinger, who are Bergen office specialists, will work in Hasbrouck Heights.

“We need to increase our capability in the Bergen office and they were an ideal fit,” Kossar said.

Twyman, an office specialist from the Metropark area, will serve clients from the Iselin office. Weinberg, a mainstay in the Morris-Essex industrial market, will join JLL's Parsippany office.

JLL also hired Eric Launer and Michael Aievoli to work out of the company's Melville, N.Y., office.

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