The Blau & Berg Company, a prominent commercial real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Short Hills, recently hired Christian Benedetto, a veteran real estate expert, as director of business development.
Christian joins The Blau & Berg team with twenty years of commercial real estate experience. His previous work includes consulting for many publicly-traded companies — from Prudential and Provident Bank to Connect One Bank, First Union, Lockheed Martin and the Government of China – on real estate projects across the globe. He specializes in urban projects that include retail, office and medical. Most recently Benedetto was the Broker of Record and Director of Real Estate Services for HSB Advisors.
“Christian’s commitment to giving back to the community, his service to the United States, his deep financial background and entrepreneurial spirit bring a unique perspective to our business,” noted Jason M. Crimmins, President. “We look forward to working with Christian to continue to drive our clients’ success.”
Beyond the world of real estate, Christian is also a published author of four acclaimed books of poetry; a US patent holder; and an avid supporter of the Veterans and PTSD. After serving in the United States Marine Corp Infantry during the First Gulf War, Christian founded the quarterly magazine PTSD Journal to help people like him suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. He was nominated as a 2017 CNN Hero for his work. Christian received a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Services from Monmouth University as well as graduate degrees in both Finance and Computer Information Systems Management.