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Ben Shapiro

Senior Vice President

Advisory & Transaction Services

Ben Shapiro Senior Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services
East Brunswick 2 Tower Center Blvd.
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Professional Experience

A 30-plus year veteran of commercial real estate, Ben Shapiro joined CBRE in April 2012.

Ben’s area of focus is Middlesex, Somerset and Mercer Counties. Throughout his career, he has completed transactions with such companies as Vonage, Ashland Chemical, Carter Wallace, Marriott Corporation, Chemtura, Akzo Nobel Corporation, K. Hovnanian Companies, United Stationers Supply Company and ShopRite Supermarkets.

Ben completed a 350,000-square-foot headquarters office lease for Vonage. Vonage is the leading provider of Voice Over the Internet (VOIP) communications services in the world. Additionally, he completed a 575,000-square-foot regional distribution facility for United Stationers Supply Company, which is the leading office supply distributor in the United States and a 417,000-square-foot long-term lease with MAP International. MAP is a leading manufacturer of computer cabinetry. Ben recently represented a major Pharmaceutical company in its sale of 200 acres of residential land to the K. Hovnanian Companies. He was one of two real estate professionals who led a team of six people in the liquidation of the leasehold assets of a Bankrupt Home Center chain. The portfolio consisted of 51 separate leaseholds throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. These assets were comprised of 2.7 million square feet of retail space and an 800,000-square-foot corporate headquarters distribution facility. The team was successful in procuring a contract of sale for the bulk of the portfolio with Staples within 75 days of being given the assignment.

Ben completed one of the largest investment sale transactions in New Jersey history, selling a 2.3 million-square-foot industrial complex for the Curtiss-Wright Corporation in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey. 

Achievements

 

  • Grubb & Ellis Circle of Excellence
  • Grubb & Ellis President’s Council
  • Mack-Cali Deal of the Year Award
  • CoStar Power Broker

Education

  • Northeastern University, Double major in Finance and Management (specialized financial markets and technical analysis)

 

Significant Transactions

 

 Client Size  Representation Type
 Hercules Inc./Ashland Chemical  1,460 acres
 (Northern & Central NJ)
 
 Owner Rep
 Curtiss Wright Corporation  2,300,000 SF  Purchaser Rep
 United Stationers Supply Company  575,000 SF  Tenant Rep
 Industrial Realty Group  509,000 SF  Landlord Rep
 Commercial Realty Group  417,000 SF  Landlord Rep
 Vonage  350,000 SF   Tenant Rep
 Penwood  289,451 SF  Landlord Rep
 Verizon  288,000 SF  Landlord Rep
 Penford  277,830 SF  Landlord Rep
 United Stationers Supply Company  190,840 SF  Seller Rep
 Lagasse  103,000 SF  Tenant Rep
 GE Capital  101,000 SF  Landlord & Seller Rep
 Eastern Properties  67,000 SF  Landlord & Seller Rep
 

 

Clients

 

  • Adler Development
  • BlackCreek
  • Curtiss-Wright Corporation
  • Commercial Realty Group
  • Eastern Properties
  • GE Capital
  • Hercules, Inc./Ashland Chemical
  • IRG|Industrial Realty Group
  • KRE
  • Lagasse
  • Lanxess
  • Penford
  • Penwood
  • Scannell Properties
  • Sudler Companies
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • United Stationers Supply Co.
  • Verizon
  • Vonage 
Ben Shapiro Senior Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services

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