40 Under 40: Jaime Zimmel
What is your greatest professional accomplishment?
A 10-year lease for a 27,000 s/f warehouse in Avenel. This was one of my favorite professional accomplishments because it was 10-year term and the size and type of building for this transaction was difficult to find. After touring limited buildings with my client, this building suited all their needs with minimal work.
What is your most notable, deal or transaction?
Leasing of a 42,000 s/f warehouse in East Brunswick. This was one of my most notable projects, due to the size of the transaction and that I was able to accomplish the transaction early in my career. After months of tours, timing became of the essence. Through diligence I found this building for my client that fit their requirement and did not need any work, which allowed them to move in quickly. This transaction gave me confidence that I could compete in this profession.
Who has been the strongest influence in your career?
My father and grandfather taught me the importance of integrity, persistence, and honesty--three of the most important traits to have in this business. By instilling these traits in my work ethic, they have provided a path that can lead to much success.