NAI Hanson Names Four New Senior Vice Presidents

As NAI James E. Hanson’s leasing and investment sales businesses continue to thrive, the New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm announces the promotion of four of its executives. All four brokers – Barry J. Cohorsky, SIOR, Jeffrey DeMagistris, SIOR, Thomas A. Vetter, SIOR and Hal B. Messer, MSRE – will hold senior vice president positions within the company.

  • Barry J. Cohorsky, SIOR has negotiated more than 16.5 million square feet in transactions over the course of his 24 years in commercial real estate. He has a proven track record in identifying market opportunities, developing client relationships, negotiating lease terms and executing sale/lease contracts with commercial clients ranging from small business owners to large multi-national corporations. He is a member of The Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association of the New York Metropolitan Area (IOREBA) and has participated in multi-market transactions outside of New Jersey.
  • Jeffrey W. DeMagistris, SIOR specializes in the Meadowlands submarket as a member of the Industrial Brokerage Council at NAI James E. Hanson. He has successfully represented multiple office and industrial landlords such as Russo Development, Sitex Group, The Hampshire Companies and Joseph L. Muscarelle Inc. In November 2012, he was named one of New Jersey’s top leasing brokers by Real Estate Forum, and he holds a number of professional affiliations including the National Association of Realtors, Liberty Board of Realtors and the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce.
  • Thomas A. Vetter, SIOR has delivered outstanding results in his representation of several prominent Meadowlands landlords including Coining, Inc., Sitex Group, SourceOne Worldwide, The Pepsi Bottling Group and InterCept Inc. In November 2012, he was named one of New Jersey’s top leasing brokers by Real Estate Forum and is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Liberty Board of Realtors and the Coalition of Commercial Real Estate Associations.
  • Hal B. Messer, MSRE leads acquisition and disposition efforts on behalf of local and national corporations. He has completed transactions totaling over $750,000,000. He also serves as a liaison to Columbia Property Investors LLC and SPC Associates LLC. Messer’s other professional affiliations include the Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association of New York (IOREBA) as well as previous positions within the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and the Jewish Community Housing Corporation.  He holds a masters of science in real estate finance and investment from New York University.

“As of late, we have been fortunate to see tremendous success in all areas of our business,” said NAI Hanson President, William C. Hanson, SIOR. “Many factors have contributed to our growth, but none as important as the outstanding performance of all of our professionals. These four brokers, in particular, have truly out-performed in serving their clients and delivering the best possible solutions for their needs. Commercial real estate is a ‘people business’ and our team demonstrates that every day.”

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