IOREBA Welcomes Diverse Group of New Members

Top Quote Commercial Brokerage, Law, Property Management and Specialized Consulting represented by Newest Group. End Quote
  • Newark, NJ (1888PressRelease) March 08, 2011 - Five new members representing a broad range of professions have been accepted as members of the Industrial and Office Brokers Association of the New York Metropolitan Area (IOREBA), announced Sean Brady, President of the organization and Senior Director of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Dating back more than eight decades, IOREBA now has a membership roster numbering more than 300 in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

    "This industry consists of professionals from many diverse real estate-related disciplines, and IOREBA has been very successful in providing opportunities for all," said Brady. "Those incomparable opportunities range from education, to the sharing of information, to networking, all with the goal of ultimate success in the marketplace."

    As with all members of IOREBA, the latest to join have participated in a rigorous approval process prior to acceptance:

    Martin F. Dowd, Partner, McCarter & English LLP, Newark, N.J.;

    Steven Goldstein, Property Manager, Cantor Companies, Edison, N.J.

    Ken Morris, Vice President, Scholes Electric & Communications, Piscataway, N.J.

    Paul Sakson, President, Paul D. Sakson Associates, Inc., Red Bank, N.J.

    John J. Schilp, Senior Vice President, NAI Hanson, Parsippany, N.J.

    "IOREBA offers new members the opportunity to expand and enhance their relationships," said Dowd, a partner of one of the top law firms in the metropolitan area. "The appeal of joining IOREBA goes beyond simply networking. The world of commercial real estate is undergoing significant changes, and those of us who intend to prevail as leaders in our fields need to take advantage of the wealth of experience, knowledge and creativity that exists among IOREBA's members."

    "I joined IOREBA to increase my network with other brokers," said Schilp, whose firm focuses on commercial brokerage. "I have found that there is much to gain by forming new relationships throughout the industry."

    Sakson, whose company focuses on environmental services, sees the need to interact on the transaction side. "Delays often occur, especially when environmental concerns are identified," he said. "Those delays cost money and time, and cause frustration. We joined IOREBA to help brokers and others involved to complete environmental tasks and help those real estate transactions go faster."

    That interaction holds true on the construction side as well, said Morris. "We have found members always working on proposals for restacking existing spaces or building new," he said. "Since the real estate deal is inked prior to build-out, we can offer our help with that kind of information even if construction requests for pricing are a year or two away."

    Ultimately, interaction is a synonym for networking. "I joined to network with other people in the commercial real estate business," concluded Goldstein, who focuses on property management.

    With social media rapidly changing the way companies do business, IOREBA also has a LinkedIn group for members to continue to network outside of the organization's scheduled events. IOREBA is also set to kick off a number of new programs and initiatives, including a Market Status Report to keep members, the media and others apprised of current market conditions, launched at the end of January. The organization will also introduce a new broker awards program this year.

    The organization's next scheduled event is the 19th Annual Office Developers' & Investors' Night on March 14 at the Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck. Featured speaker Tracye McDaniel, President and CEO of Choose New Jersey, will discuss New Jersey's ongoing plans to attract and retain businesses in the state.

    IOREBA has also introduced a flexible fee schedule and lower pricing for scheduled events to ensure that members can afford to attend in the current economy. Many of those events, such as the Annual NYAC Dinner, are co-hosted with other organizations, further broadening members' networking opportunities.

    Members also have the value-added benefit of exposure in the "Members" section of www.ioreba.com, featuring company listings, headshots and bios of each member. Members can also post press releases in the recently established Member News section. Both of these areas can be viewed by all visitors to the Web site. For further information about becoming a member of IOREBA, visit www.ioreba.com/membership.html.

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