THE BLAU & BERG COMPANY REFLECTS ON THE MILITARY SERVICE OF ITS FELLOW EMPLOYEES
SHORT HILLS, NJ, November 9, 2017 – With Veterans Day approaching, The Blau & Berg Company, a prominent commercial real estate brokerage firm in the New Jersey and Tri-State area since 1932, is taking the opportunity to reflect on the military service of its fellow employees. Remembering those who have served our country throughout its history takes on added importance on this day, however, The Blau & Berg Company also strives to recognize these key members of our community throughout the year.
Kenneth F. Crimmins, CEO & Chairman, is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. After graduating from Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI in 1966, he was assigned duty aboard the U.S.S. Galveston as a weapon’s officer. During his time in the Mediterranean, the Six-Day or June War of 1967 occurred as Israel invaded the Egyptian Sinai. Ken also served a one-year tour in South Vietnam, where he was awarded the bronze star, and left the Navy in 1969 as a Lieutenant.
Brad Jacobs, Assistant Director, is a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corp. He enlisted in 1997 as a Private First Class and was part of the Army’s military intelligence, which is responsible for collecting and providing essential information that often saves the lives of solders on front lines.
With the recent hiring of Christian Benedetto, Director of Business Development, The Blau & Berg Company is proud to be in the planning stages of a long-term commitment to giving back to those who sacrificed so much on behalf of our country. The program will be announced in early 2018, but, in the meantime, the company is committed to supporting Christian’s ongoing efforts by sharing his story and the work he does to support his fellow service members.
After enlisting in the United States Marine Corp in the late 1980s, Christian Benedetto served in the Infantry during the First Gulf War. As an avid support of the Veterans and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) as well as the founder of PTSD Journal, one of the many ways Christian offers his services to support his fellow servicemen is via speaking engagements at various events. For example, Christian and PTSD Journal recently hosted its first Invisible Wounds Conference on the campus of Rutgers-Newark where over 150 people attended and were educated on treatments, triggers and the overall impact trauma has on everyday life.
Crimmins, Jacobs and Benedetto bring their skills, work ethic and leadership qualities acquired as service men to The Blau & Berg Company, and the organization is honored to recognize their sacrifices on behalf of our country and their continued contributions to our community in their post-service lives.
About The Blau & Berg Company
The Blau & Berg Company (www.blauberg.com) was founded in 1932 and holds a leading position in the New Jersey and Tri-State commercial real estate market. Headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, The Blau & Berg Company is an independent, full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm, providing expert and personalized services in industrial, office and retail real estate, including: site selection, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, tenant representation, portfolio sales, asset repositioning, and property & construction management.