NAI James E. Hanson celebrates 60th anniversary
Hackensack, NJ — NAI James E. Hanson is celebrating its 60th anniversary since the inception of James E. Hanson & Company in 1955 by the late James E. Hanson. NAI Hanson hosted a cocktail party on October 21, 2015, at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange to commemorate the milestone. More than 250 people attended the event where employees, business partners, colleagues and clients gathered to celebrate the organization’s past, present and future. “We have completed over 150 transactions to date this year and continue to service our clients in the same manner as we have since the company was formed,” said William Hanson, SIOR, president of NAI James E. Hanson. “Our diverse array of services range from your typical brokerage services, to investment sales and financing. We are always thinking entrepreneurially, which has helped us achieve great success both for our clients and for our company through the many real estate cycles we have endured and prospered through. 60 years is just the beginning here at NAI James E. Hanson. We intend to continue building upon our success for a long time.” In 1966, Peter Hanson took over leadership of the company and sixteen years later, in 1981, Peter was one of the first people to join the NAI Global network, which allowed his company to service their client’s needs both nationally and globally, while remaining independent. This alliance resulted in the name change to NAI James E. Hanson. In 1993 Peter’s son, William Hanson, assumed the leadership and continues to serve as president of the organization. Peter Hanson serves as its Chairman. “NAI Hanson is a company that is predicated on core principals established by my grandfather early on in his real estate career. These core principals were championed by my father and they continue to drive this company’s success today,” continued Hanson. Today NAI James E. Hanson operates offices out of Hackensack and Parsippany and is currently the largest privately owned commercial real estate firm in the State.