CBRE announced today that it has named industry veteran Steve Gardner as Team Lead of its New Jersey Research department.
With 24 years of experience in both research and brokerage, Gardner will work to ensure that CBRE’s New Jersey brokers are equipped to take maximum advantage of the firm’s world-class research platform, furthering the efficiency and success of its client service. In his new role, Gardner will also focus on enhancing the firm’s thought leadership status in the New Jersey marketplace.
Over the last four years, Gardner has been a member of CBRE's Global Workplace Solutions team, working as a senior manager on the Verizon account in Basking Ridge. Previously, he worked in the research division of Trammell Crow Company, which has since been acquired by CBRE. Gardner’s other work in the New Jersey real estate market includes tenures with DTZ, JLL, and New Jersey-based developer J.G. Petrucci Company.
“Steve brings a wealth of insight and experience to his leadership role in our New Jersey research division,” said Jeff Hipschman, senior managing director of CBRE in New Jersey. “With his guidance, we will continue to expand CBRE’s market insights by delivering first-class research and market analytics that further support our regional brokerage teams and – in turn – our clients’ real estate success.”
Gardner will work closely with Tri-State research manager Clint Ridgewell and director of research and analysis Nicole LaRusso. He will oversee CBRE’s New Jersey-based research team, comprising eight full-time professional researchers.
“CBRE’s industry-leading research capabilities have always provided a great competitive advantage for our brokers, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to remain with a firm that I regard as the best of the best,” Gardner said. “I am excited to take on the challenge of building even more client-facing value into the CBRE research division, which will continue to be an invaluable source of market trend information and – more importantly – actionable insights.”
Gardner plans to tap CBRE’s research resources to continue to build the company’s brand in the regional market, supporting business development initiatives and identifying ways to expand the company’s research capabilities.
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