LIVINGSTON, NJ - Elimelech Herskowitz and Adam Zweibel have joined Gebroe-Hammer Associatesas sales associates, announced Ken Uranowitz, president of the Livingston, N.J.-based firm. Herskowitz and Zweibel will focus on New Jersey's Somerset/Mercer/Burlington counties as well as Camden/Gloucester counties, respectively.
"The addition of Eli and Adam to our brokerage team allows us to expand our reach even further within these important New Jersey markets where multi-family investment trades are gaining tremendous velocity," said Joseph Brecher, managing director, who is spearheading Gebroe-Hammer's activities throughout the region.
Herskowitz, who formerly studied at Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, N.J., and Yeshivas Brisk in Israel, grew up in a real estate family and appreciates the opportunity to learn from the "best names in the industry." His father and brother have operated a land development, construction and management business for more than three decades. "I grew up in a home where I constantly absorbed the responsibility and commitment required to successfully bring a project from concept to fruition," he said. "This same philosophy is applicable as I help clients bring a transaction to the closing table."
Zweibel, a resident of Livingston, joins Gebroe-Hammera after a 10-year career in information technology. Prior to joining the investment brokerage firm, he served as president of Alpha Technology Group, a company he successfully built, restructured and recently sold to Strategic Micro Systems. Previously, he was president of Doctor Computer, building it from the ground up to service more than 11,000 clients.
"Commercial real estate offered me an attractive career option," said Zweibel, a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BA in economics and history. "The IT business is changing from a business standpoint and as a ‘people person,' I saw this as a great opportunity to undertake a new career challenge with greater long-term potential."
At Gebroe-Hammer, young professionals are continuously supervised by veteran members of the executive management team, who specialize in geographic markets spanning New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia and New York. On-going training includes weekly educational and market information programs and management/supervisor meetings.
"Our investment sales force and management team hail from backgrounds as diverse as the markets and property types on which they focus," said Uranowitz. "Like Eli and Adam, many joined Gebroe-Hammer fresh out of college or as part of a career change, without any real estate experience. These same people are now leaders in the industry - the result of guidance and teachings imparted by our late founders Mel Gebroe and Morris Hammer."
Gebroe-Hammer Associates specializes in suburban and urban high-rise, mid-rise and garden-apartment properties throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia. The firm also markets mixed-use and free-standing office and retail properties on behalf of a wide range of long-term clients, including private owners, REITS, private equity firms and other institutional investors. Widely recognized for its consistent sales performance, Gebroe-Hammer is a nine-time CoStar Power Broker.