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Thomas F. Monahan

Vice Chairman

Advisory & Transaction Services

Thomas F. Monahan Vice Chairman
Advisory & Transaction Services
Saddle Brook 250 Pehle Avenue
Suite 600
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

Professional Experience

A respected leader in commercial real estate, Thomas Monahan is Vice Chairman at CBRE, a first in New Jersey to hold this prestigious title. Tom has consistently been a top overall industrial producer and among the top 1% of all CBRE industrial brokers in the country. In 2017, Tom was honored as the Top Industrial Producer in the Americas.
Tom has built his practice — and his reputation — on the belief that the best way to service his clients is to eliminate unnecessary layers and deliver personalized, expert management of complex transactions. Along with two senior vice presidents and a best-in-class finance and marketing team, Tom personally oversees all aspects of marketing, site selection, leasing, and sale of marquee properties throughout the New Jersey metro area.

Along with his team of seasoned experts, Tom’s wealth of knowledge in managing the real estate lifecycle truly sets his team apart. From land sale and development, to lease and building sale, Tom guides landlords, tenants, and investors through the process, providing the astute market insight and decision-driving strategy his clients have come to rely on. His team publishes a quarterly market report that is a comprehensive overview of trends and market-driven data points that tell a story, which is used extensively by investment sale and underwriting teams across the industry. 

The recipient of numerous awards for performance, the walls of Tom’s office are surprisingly free of personal memorabilia. Tom believes that in this business, one is only as good as their next transaction, and he chooses to let the numbers speak for themselves. Tom has been recognized year after year by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) — the industry’s leading consortium of industrial and office real estate professionals — as the region’s top industrial sale broker, with the largest industrial sale, the largest cooperative transaction in NJ, and the largest land deal.

What clients can expect from the Monahan team is a high-velocity approach and customized strategy evident from the initial point of contact. From the beginning stages of property branding, to deal closing, Tom services a blue-chip client list that includes Prologis, Barnes & Noble, Hampshire Companies, PepsiCo, Seagis Property Group, Trac Intermodal, The Bristol Group, Leggett & Platt, W.W. Grainger, The Morris Companies, and J.B. Hunt, among many others.

Tom was one of a select group of real estate specialists worldwide who held the dual designation of CCIM and SIOR, and he was a 20 year member of the New Jersey chapter of SIOR. He has served as the organization’s past chapter admissions chair, treasurer, and vice president. Additionally, Tom was the founding secretary for the NJ chapter of CCIM.

Tom earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Seton Hall University and completed his Commercial Investment Management (CCIM) certification from New York University.

Significant Assignments


Lease Transactions Past 3 Years 

Client Location SF
Elizabeth, NJ 539,170
Hampshire/Continental Terminals Carteret, NJ 406,437
Prologis/Hello Fresh Newark, NJ 352,100
Prologis/Pratt Corrugated Holding South Brunswick, NJ 212,335
Roger Realty/Sony Pictures Inwood, NY 115,000
Prologis/Benjamin Moore Clifton, NJ 259,600
Urban Express/Hartz Mountain Elizabeth, NJ 119,521
BMW USA/Harbor Drive Realty Jersey City, NJ 12 acres
Franco Vago/Sitex/LaSalle Little Ferry, NJ 63,400
CEVA Logistics/Principal RE Investors Monroe, NJ 324,000
Prologis/Empire Office Secaucus, NJ 111,041
Prologis/Menlo Logistics Monroe, NJ 144,000
Barnes & Noble/Advance Magazine Publishers (Office) New York, NY 40,240
Barnes & Noble/Allied Irish Bank (Office) New York, NY 82,283
TRAC Intermodal/ML7 College Road, LLC (Office) Princeton, NJ  200,000
Hampshire/Sealed Air Saddle Brook, NJ  172,249
Moulton Logistics/Prologis  South Brunswick, NJ  152,230
Portview Properties/FedEx BTS Elizabeth, NJ 155,963
Prologis/Triangle Trucking North Bergen, NJ 164,785
Seagis Property Group/Quivican Teterboro, NJ 299,625
Hampshire Companies/PC Richard Carteret, NJ 343,481
Argix Logistics/IndCor Properties South Brunswick, NJ 73,262
Barnes & Noble/KBS (Office) Basking Ridge, NJ 400,000
BASF/Federal Business Centers Edison, NJ 265,457
Gucci America/Hartz Mountain Secaucus, NJ 88,627
Prologis/Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Mahwah, NJ 8.62 acres
General Electric/RTC Properties Kearny, NJ 15 acres
GE Rail Service (UPS)/Columbia Coastal Coastal,Newark, NJ 154,096
IndCor Properties/Amware Logistics South Brunswick, NJ 232,134

Sale Transactions Past 3 Years 

Address SF Volume
130 Docks Corner Road, South Brunswick, NJ 212,335 $14,400,000
301 Veterans Boulevard, Rutherford, NJ 79,134 $8,180,820 
211 College Road (Office), Princeton, NJ 35,107 $2,300,000 
15 Stern Avenue, Springfield, NJ 32,565 $2,000,000 
361 South Street, Newark, NJ 25,000 $4,400,000 
750 Frelinghuysen Avenue, Newark, NJ 90,000 $3,200,000 
1595 MacArthur Boulevard, Mahwah, NJ 119,624 $8,825,000 
661 Hadley Road, South Plainfield, NJ 55,555 $3,000,000 
50 Bryla Street, Carteret, NJ 240,000 $9,375,000 
110 Minue Street, Carteret, NJ 74,000 $2,000,000 
44 Talmadge Road, Edison, NJ 243,000 $10,000,000 
2 Peekay Drive, Clifton, NJ 71,188 $3,600,000 
2-8 Germak Drive, Carteret, NJ 299,625 $24,500,000 

Investment Sale Transactions Past 3 Years 

Address  SF Volume
Morris Companies - New Jersey Industrial/Retail
Portfolio - Various Locations
5,484,639 $820,000,000
ePort Logistics Center - Perth Amboy, NJ 104 acres
(1.3 MSF)
165 Chubb Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 120,238 $9,900,000 
205 Chubb Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 148,338 $11,800,000 
100 Middlesex Center Boulevard, South Brunswick, NJ 343,481 $18,000,000 
261 River Road, Clifton, NJ 230,953 $26,100,000 
50 Edgeboro Road, East Brunswick, NJ 101 doors $11,650,000
200 Riser Road, Little Ferry, NJ 286,000 $32,250,000 
301 Mayhill Street, Saddle Brook, NJ 180,000 $8,700,000 

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, New Jersey
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Society of industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) (20 year member through 2019)
  • Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)
  • National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • National CBRE Industrial Advisory Council
  • National CBRE Industrial Executive Committee


Area of Expertise


  • Acquisition and disposition of industrial/commercial property
  • Investment properties, analysis and valuation
  • Truck terminals and transportation related properties
  • Land sales and leasing
  • Global shipping - port properties




  • Seton Hall University, Bachelor of Science, Business Management
  • New York University, New York, Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CIREI)

Clients Represented


  • Prologis
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Hampshire Companies
  • Pabst
  • Seagis Property Group
  • Trac Intermodal
  • The Bristol Group
  • Leggett & Platt
  • Sea Castle
  • The Morris Companies
  • J.B. Hunt
  • Sitex Group
  • W.W. Grainger
  • CEVA Logistics
  • ONYX Equities
  • CenterPoint Properties
  • The Rockefeller Group
  • STRS Ohio
  • WPT Industrial REIT
  • Clarion Partners
Thomas F. Monahan Vice Chairman
Advisory & Transaction Services
Saddle Brook 250 Pehle Avenue
Suite 600
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

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