NAI Hanson Recognizes Employee Achievements at Annual Awards Dinner

Mar 30, 2016

The Hanson Awards Recognize Employee Achievements at the Company’s Annual Awards Dinner

Garfield, N.J. (March, 2016) – NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces its winners from the annual “Hanson Awards”, an annual recognition dinner in which the firm honors its employees’ professional achievements from the previous calendar year. The dinner was held at The Venetian in Garfield, N.J. on March 10th with over 80 people in attendance.

The first “Hanson Awards” dinner was held in the late 1990’s with approximately 20 employees in attendance and the company, rich in tradition from its 60-years in the business, has continued to recognize the exemplary work of its employees ever since. Categories include: Best Quarter Performance ((booked transactions) Sales Associate of the Year, Transaction Award (most transactions), Outstanding Performance Awards, Transaction of the Year and “The Enhansonment Award” (recognition of an employee that exemplifies the values of NAI James E. Hanson).

“In our business, things can tend to move fast. As soon as we close a deal we are working hard on the next opportunity for our clients and often have numerous opportunities in the works at the same time,” said William C. Hanson, SIOR, president of NAI James E. Hanson. “The dedication and passion that our employees have for what they do is a driving force in our growth and our continued success. Recognizing our employees’ hard work and determination through our annual awards dinner is just a small token of our appreciation for their efforts and achievements. We have a team of extremely talented and experienced employees, people that can get deals done anywhere. The reason we have so many that stay for ten, twenty years and sometimes more is that we truly value them as people as well as employees. The Hanson Awards dinner allows us to celebrate each other’s accomplishments together as a team.”

The Hanson Awards Recipients for 2015 are:
Best Quarter Performance
◾Q1: John J. Schilp, Senior Vice President
◾Q2: Hal B. Messer, Senior Vice President
◾Q3: Kenneth D. Lundberg, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services
◾Q4: Michael G. Walters, Executive Managing Director Corporate Services

Transactions Award
◾Andrew Somple, Senior Vice President with 40 transactions in 2015

NAI Award
◾Michael G. Walters, Executive Managing Director Corporate Services. . This award is given to the associate who best utilized the NAI network to facilitate their client’s out of state requirements.

“EnHansonment Award”
◾Kristen Jost, Research Analyst (given in recognition of her professional advancement and growth within the company through hard work and dedication)

Transaction of the Year Award
◾NAI Hanson represented HelloFresh, an international meal kit company and E-grocer, in a lease transaction for 352,000 square feet of industrial space in Newark, New Jersey. The deal was brokered by Michael G. Walters and Russell J. Verducci.

MCH Sales Associate of the Year (in honor of former NAI Hanson Senior Vice President, Mildred C. Hanson)
◾Co-winner: Hal B. Messer, Senior Vice President
◾Co-winner: Michael G. Walters, Executive Managing Director Corporate Services

Outstanding Performance Awards
◾Barry J. Cohorsky for the lease of an 84,400-square-foot industrial building located at 511 Barry Street in Brooklyn, New York
◾Joseph Vindigni for the sale of a 25,000-square-foot office building located at 360 Route 24, Chester, New Jersey
◾Anthony J. Cassano and Pablo A. Castro for the sale of a 32,000-square-foot industrial facility located 310 Philips Avenue in South Hackensack, New Jersey
◾Joshua Levering and Sigmund E. Schorr for the sale of a 18,500-square-foot retail center located at 1130 Route 22 West in Lebanon, New Jersey
◾Thomas W. Ryan and Sigmund E. Schorr for the sale of a 47,116-sqaure-foot school located at 271 Boulevard in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
◾Louis Tapia for the sale of a 48,000-square-foot retail property located at 869 Broad Street in Newark, New Jersey
◾Scott K. Perkins and Gregory James for the sale of a 10,000-square-foot retail building located at 16th Street in Fort Lee, New Jersey
◾Andrew Somple and Gregory James for the sale of a 62,000-square-foot industrial facility located at 151-163 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona, New Jersey
◾Michael G. Walters, Steven G. Leitner, Thomas A. Vetter and Jeffery W. DeMagistris for the sale of a 58,564-square-foot industrial facility located at 235 Murray Hill Parkway in East Rutherford, New Jersey
◾Barry D. Mayer and Arthur H. Hixson for the lease of a 15,313-square-foot office located at 2 Penn Plaza East in Newark, New Jersey
◾Kenneth D. Lundberg, Patrick H. Lennon, Russell J. Verducci and Eric Demmers for the lease of a 145,000 industrial building located at 145 Baekeland Avenue in Piscataway, New Jersey
◾Andrew Somple, Walter Wolf and Gregory James for the sale of a 104,854-square-foot office building located at 50 Chestnut Ridge Road in Montvale, New Jersey
◾John J. Schilp for the sale of a 132,500-square-foot retail center located at 250 Bergen Turnpike in Little Ferry, New Jersey
◾Hal B. Messer for finance and consulting for FEM Real Estate on a 304,000-square-foot industrial facility located in Windsor, Connecticut
◾Kenneth D. Lundberg, Steve Pastor and Patrick H. Lennon for the sale/leaseback of a 119,264-square-foot industrial facility located at 1595 MacArthur Boulevard in Mahwah, New Jersey
◾Michael G. Walters and Gregory James for the sale of a 224,084-square-foot retail portfolio located on Route 17 in Paramus, New Jersey

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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 400 offices 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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