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NAI Hanson Adds Hixson and Mayer to its Brokerage Team




-  Industry Veterans Bring 50 Years of Experience in Diverse New Jersey Marketplace -

William Hanson, president of NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, today announced the hiring of Arthur Hixson and Barry Mayer to serve as vice presidents. The pair of industry veterans joins NAI Hanson from the Office Services Group at Grubb & Ellis.

“The addition of Mr. Hixson and Mr. Mayer continues to build on our commitment to become the area’s preeminent CRE firm,” Hanson said. “They are very entrenched in the local marketplace, well respected and will further add to our firm a focused division and specialization of tenant representation in the office arena. Our entire company will benefit from their hiring, and I’m personally grateful they saw the benefits in our firm.”

Hixson, who brings over 37 years of experience and has a client roster that includes CAE, GAB Robins, Golden Rothschild, Lend Lease and NPA, oversaw all phases of the real estate acquisition and disposition process with these and many others. He has been responsible for representing some of the largest transactions and clients in the marketplace including Exxon Research and Engineering in the acquisition of their 900-acre corporate research center in Clinton, N.J. In addition, Hixson was involved in the development, leasing and management of four office buildings totaling 450,000 square feet, and was active in the formation of The Commercial Network, where he served two years as president.

Hixson started his career with Cushman & Wakefield in New York City. He aligned himself with Mr. Joseph Hilton, who was a senior director of the firm. Together, Hixson and Hilton spun off to found regional firm Joseph Hilton & Associates, where Hixson assumed responsibility of the New Jersey marketplace for the next 18 years.  Thereafter, Hixson was a senior vice president at The Staubach Company and Jones Lang LaSalle.

During his 30-year career in the commercial real estate industry, Mayer has participated in numerous transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $350 million. Highlights include the sale of Prime Hospitality’s 160,000-square-foot building at 695 Route 46 in Fairfield, N.J.; the acquisition of 11 Waterview Boulevard, a 120,000-square-foot office building for UFP, LLC; and a built-to-suit sale to CAE, an operator of flight simulator facilities. His recent transactions include deals with RCM Technologies, Hanover Properties LLC, Greater Media News, NPA and Weston Solutions.

Prior to joining Grubb & Ellis in 2011, Mayer was a senior vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle’s New Jersey office, which merged in 2008 with The Staubach Company of New Jersey.  Mayer began his career with Cushman & Wakefield as an account executive responsible for the leasing and managing of a 1.2 million-square-foot corporate business park.    

“The entire NAI Hanson team benefits when we capitalize on the opportunity to add two quality industry professionals such as Arthur and Barry to our ranks,” said W. Joshua Levering, SIOR, a senior vice president at NAI Hanson. “The depth and breadth of their experience in handling complex transactions for top-tier clients in the New Jersey marketplace adds a tremendous new layer to our team. They will be working out of our Parsippany office and we look forward to seeing them in action.”

About NAI James E. Hanson

Since 1955, NAI James E. Hanson has been a leading independent full-service brokerage commercial real estate and property management firm serving a diverse client list. NAI Hanson offers its clients strategic solutions and provides comprehensive value-added services such as office, industrial and retail brokerage, investment sales, land sales, management, government services and financing expertise.

NAI Hanson is also one of the original members of NAI Global, an international commercial real estate network with over 350offices spanning the globe. For more information on NAI James E. Hanson, contact William C. Hanson, SIOR, at the company’s Hackensack office at 201-488-5800 or visit

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05/22/2012 - 14:54


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