REAP NJ Provides Single Source for Commercial Real Estate Solutions
Advisory Group includes Top Executives representing the Spectrum of Industry Services
July 15, 2013 – The competitive, cyclical world of commercial real estate is one in which collaboration, cooperation and knowledge are all key elements for success, and those seeking solutions in New Jersey have a single source in a new consortium of top executives. Called Real Estate Advisory Professionals (REAP NJ), the group consists of high-level talent representing all the major real estate industry services.
REAP NJ evolved from a conversation between Randy Eigen, first vice president of CBRE, and John Tran, vice president-business development for Wells Fargo Bank. “We had both been involved in groups previously, myself in New Jersey and John in California,” said Eigen, who has been involved in commercial real estate in New Jersey since 1978. “We decided that it was time to reinstitute a group.
“I chose someone that was experienced and knowledgeable in each industry group that relates to commercial real estate, and that’s how we formed REAP NJ,” said Eigen.
Current members of REAP NJ and their area of expertise include:
• Randy Eigen, CBRE (Brokerage/Property Management)
• John Tran, Wells Fargo Bank (Commercial Financing)
• David Green, Results Advertising (Advertising/Marketing)
• Steven Fleissig, Greenberg Traurig (Legal Services)
• Milton E. Kahn, Eisner Amper (Accounting)
• Jeff Bauman, Macro Consultants (Project Management)
• J. Strong, Reliable Van & Storage (Moving Services)
• William J. Chivil, USIS (Global Conferencing & Communications)
• Denise V. Fox, Willis North America (Insurance)
“We, as a group, want to add value to anyone with any needs in commercial real estate,” said Eigen. “If anyone has any questions, we will answer them. If they have a particular problem, we will collectively put our heads together, do some research, and come up with a solution.
“We are an educational resource and, at the same time, we can bring value to the table, not just in terms of transacting business for them,” he said. “That has obvious value, but so does providing information.”
As part of its organization, REAP NJ has a membership committee, “and we are looking selectively for additional members,” said Eigen.