BRIDGEWATER, N.J. —Advance Realty, a leading Northeast owner and developer of Class A office, retail, multifamily and mixed-use properties, today announced that the firm’s director of corporate and property accounting, Jennifer Mercer, has been selected to serve on the Institute of Management Accountants' (IMA) Committee on Ethics.

With more than 65,000 members, IMA is the worldwide association for accountants and financial professionals working in business. The ethics committee is responsible for upholding the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice, providing expertise to IMA members regarding the resolution of ethical conflicts, and supporting the development of ethical standards and awareness among IMA members and the profession as a whole.

Mercer, who hasbeen a member of the IMA since obtaining her Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification in 2003, will serve a two-year term. She became active in the Raritan Valley IMA Chapter in 2006 and has held numerous board positions including president from 2009-2011. She also served as president of the New Jersey IMA Council from 2011-2013. 

“We are extremely proud of Jen’s accomplishments with IMA and applaud her willingness to serve her accounting colleagues in this manner,” said Peter Cocoziello, CEO of Advance Realty. "During her time at Advance, she has been a standout performer. She has a keen attention to detail and always strives to provide Advance with the most accurate and timely information. We are confident she will approach her duties on this committee in a similar fashion.”

Mercer has 20 years of commercial real estate experience relating to property and corporate operations. In her role as director of corporate and property accounting, she continually interacts with managers and executives as she oversees the accounting and financial aspects for corporate operations, property management, leasing, development and administration. During her time with the firm, she has distinguished herself by restructuring the corporate business plan process, designing and implementing user-friendly reporting tools and increasing efficiency by seeking opportunities to extract accounting system data for further analysis.

“I look forward to having the opportunity to offer contributions to the IMA Committee on Ethics and to learn from my fellow committee members,” Mercer said. “Ethics is a challenging and crucial business concern that affects every company. I’m grateful to be able to lend my knowledge to this committee.”

For more information on Advance Realty, visit www.advancere.com.

About Advance Realty

Advance Realty, headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey, is a privately held real estate development, investment and management company. Since its inception in 1979, Advance Realty has acquired or developed more than 10 million square feet of commercial, residential,

mixed-use and industrial projects. Advance continues to be one of the most active and respected real estate companies in the New Jersey and Washington, D.C. markets.

Advance Realty is well positioned for smart growth in its core markets. The company’s strong capital base, outstanding talent and flexibility as a privately held, fully integrated real estate company ensure continued success at the forefront of the commercial real estate industry.