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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 currently a vice chairman at CBRE, where he was the top overall producer in New Jersey and among the top 1% of all CBRE brokers in the country for 2020.

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 two Senior Vice Presidents and 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


Notable Lease Transactions

Client Location SF
Morris Companies/FedEx
Newark, NJ 873,743
Confidential/Greek Development Logan, NJ 1,105,000
Confidential/Prologis Burlington, NJ 913,466
Rockefeller Group/Confidential E-commerce Company Edison, NJ 900,022
IDI Logistics/FedEx East Brunswick,NJ 513,240
Seagis Property Group/Confidential E-commerce Company Kearny, NJ 415,533
CenterPoint Properties/Confidential E-commerce Company Carteret, NJ 256,175
Prologis/Confidential E-commerce Company Bronx, NY 234,409
Prologis/XPO Edison, NJ 226,948
Prologis/JFC Linden, NJ 203,233
Taylor Communications/Heitman Capital Monroe, NJ 190,000
WPT Industrial REIT/Confidential E-commerce Company Bayonne, NJ 188,343
Prologis/Ryder Last Mile Port Reading, NJ 177,705
Prologis/Triangle Secaucus, NJ 166,503
WPT Industrial REIT/Anixter, Inc. Bayonne, NJ 160,575
Bowery Farming/JG Petrucci Bethlehem, PA 150,000
Outerspace/BentallGreenOak  Carteret, NJ 143,436
EverWest  & Accordia/Forward Air Linden, NJ 132,685
Fashionphile/EverWest Moonachie, NJ 108,118
CT Realty/Confidential E-commerce Company Jersey City, NJ 95,808
ONYX/Confidential E-commerce Company Blauvelt, NY 76,766
ONYX/Confidential E-commerce Company Blauvelt, NY 70,000
Blackstone/Confidential E-commerce Company Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 42,000
Prologis/Commonwealth Wholesale Corp. Teterboro, NJ 35,746
Prologis/Henry Schein Moonachie, NJ 35,284
Henry Schein/Prologis  Moonachie, NJ 35,284
Granite Kitchen & Bath/WEA Enterprises Clifton, NJ 34,550
Prologis/Dal-Tile Moonachie, NJ 34,253
Ultimate Logistics/Terreno Bridgewater, NJ 28,800
Seagis Property Group/Fabian Couture Lyndhurst, NJ 28,076
Sitex/Confidential E-commerce Company  Hackensack, NJ 25,000 

Notable Sales Transactions

Address Size Volume
2701 Route 3 East, Secaucus, NJ
19.94 acres  $63,500,000 
IPT NJ Portfolio 1,455,242 SF $248,488,547 
1201 Valley Brook Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 180,000 SF $40,000,000
111 Kero Road, Carlstadt, NJ 108,000 SF $18,750,000 
600 S. River Street, Hackensack, NJ 41,598 SF $12,000,000 
127 Dale Street, W. Babylon, NY 22,500 SF $5,013,000 
39 Edgeboro Road, East Brunswick, NJ 27 acres $15,235,000
200 Riser Road, Little Ferry, NJ 12.5 acres $40,500,000
3700-3900 Industrial Road, Harrisburg, PA 750,686 SF $37,054,000
200-250 Central Avenue, Teterboro, NJ 212,114 SF
115 Moonachie Avenue, Moonachie, NJ 168,800 SF $39,600,000
55 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ 57,712 SF $6,155,000
50 Kero Road, Carlstadt, NJ 30,550 SF $8,250,000
100 Kero Road, Carlstadt, NJ  10,600 SF  $5,250,000

Investment Sales Transactions 

Address  SF Volume
Meadowlands Circle Industrial Portfolio 849,131 $113,395,000
2205 Lincoln Highway, Route 27, Edison, NJ 900,022
79 Thomas McGovern Drive, Jersey City, NJ 100,000 $31,650,000 
The Hampshire Companies Portfolio
(28 Buildings in Various Locations)
1,349,687 $177,500,000
355 Davidsons Mill Road, Jamesburg, NJ 735,632 $99,500,000 
549 Mill Road, Edison, NJ 570,100 $83,000,000
1 Bell Drive, Ridgefield, NJ 548,675 $51,050,000
1 Malcolm Avenue, Teterboro, NJ 420,000 $91,500,000 
1 Truman Drive, Edison, NJ 369,313 $48,850,000
100 Performance Drive, Mahwah, NJ  271,176  $62,000,000 
130 Docks Corner Road, South Brunswick, NJ  212,335  $19,150,000 
1500 Blair Road, Carteret, NJ  156,067  $27,000,000 
111 Amor Avenue, Carlstadt, NJ  123,989  $22,300,000 
21 E Union Avenue, East Rutherford, NJ
69,300  $13,310,000 
99 Amor Avenue, Carlstadt, NJ  57,300  $11,890,000 
72 & 90 Oak Street, Clifton, NJ  55,500  $6,750,000 

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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