PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Transwestern today announced that well-regarded industry professional Joseph Polise has joined the firm's New Jersey office as vice president of construction management. In this role, Polise will work closely with Transwestern's property management and leasing teams to oversee Transwestern's construction management assignments throughout the Northeast region.

"Joe is a consummate professional with immense knowledge of the commercial real estate construction landscape," said James Postell, principal of Transwestern's New Jersey office. "With more than 10 years of experience and 12.5 million square feet of real estate projects under his belt, Joe is poised to make an immediate impact on our business, offering expert oversight on construction projects and providing clients with the most cost-effective engineering plans."

Polise is an expert in providing construction cost estimating and value engineering services for office, retail and industrial assignments. At Transwestern, he will support the firm's acquisition teams in the architectural, engineering and construction materials review of projects during the due diligence period, as well as assisting leasing personnel with the review and negotiation of construction costs on behalf of clients. Polise will also be responsible for supporting the growth of Transwestern's construction management division through business development.

"I'm excited to be joining such a highly accomplished firm like Transwestern and for the opportunity to build and grow the construction management practice the same way the company continues to strengthen its reputation - through a steadfast dedication to providing clients with best-in-class service and tailored solutions," said Polise. "I'm looking forward to being a part of the Northeast team and supporting the region's growth strategy to enhance its strong position in the market."

Polise joins Transwestern from Avison Young, where he most recently served as director of construction for the firm's New York City office. Previously, Polise was also a senior project manager for the Walsh Company in Westchester County, N.Y., where he contributed to the firm's growth into one of the top-producing project management companies in the region. An architect by trade, Polise earned a bachelor's degree from Montclair State University in environmental science, with a concentration in urban planning. He also studied architecture at the New York Institute of Technology.

Continuing the growth of Transwestern's integrated platform, today's announcement comes on the heels of the firm's acquisition of Richards Barry Joyce & Partners, a full-service real estate firm based in Boston. The acquisition establishes Transwestern's 34th U.S. office and significantly strengthens the company's Northeast regional presence. Richards Barry Joyce & Partners will begin operating as Transwestern RBJ on Nov. 1.

Transwestern launched the strategic expansion of its Northeast property and construction management capabilities last year with the hiring of Senior Vice President Robert Chenoweth, who is responsible for directing, controlling, planning, operating and scheduling all property management assignments within the Northeast region, as well as providing leadership for the property and project management team. Chenoweth's appointment was followed last year by the hiring of commercial real estate industry veteran Erika Toscani as vice president of property management to further strengthen the firm's Northeast regional presence.

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Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, development, research and sustainability. The fully integrated enterprise leverages competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare properties to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate. Transwestern facilitates better decision-making for clients by combining penetrating local market intelligence and macro-market research through its affiliate, Delta Associates. Transwestern has 33 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 36 countries as part of a strategic alliance with Paris-based BNP Paribas Real Estate. For more information, please visit www.transwestern.net and follow us on Twitter: @Transwestern and @TranswesternNYC.