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Central New Jersey's premier industrial and retail real estate firm marks 40 years of success

Bussel Realty Corp. celebrates milestone

EDISON, NJ — Bussel Realty Corp. (BRC), a leading industrial/retail real estate services firm in New Jersey, proudly marks its 40th anniversary this past month. Founded in April 1984 by Steve Bussel, the company has grown from a modest two-person real estate services boutique into the state's largest independent industrial real estate services firm, boasting over 20 brokers today. BRC remains committed to providing dedicated industrial brokerage services based on Steve’s unwavering business principles of fairness, customer-first mentality, and team collaboration as a firm.

“Herb Zimmerman and I started this firm calling on industrial tenants and owners when the New Jersey industrial real estate market was just beginning to accelerate in size and prominence,” said Bussel.

“Today, the company has many new young faces and a fresh approach to marketing, sales and leasing, but we still support customers based on the same three principles ─ of bringing expert knowledge, dedication and integrity to every transaction ─ that I integrated from the company’s debut. It is why we have become New Jersey’s largest independent industrial brokerage services firm, committed to industrial real estate from our founding. Recently, we established a retail division headed by Connor and Chandler Vanderbeek, who are seeking energetic, opportunistic retail brokers to expand this platform.”

“Although BRC has a large brokerage staff, marketing and research department to service clients, Steve, Dave, and I continue to manage the firm’s operations with the same entrepreneurial spirit that he instilled from the company’s beginning,” said executive vice president & partner Gregory Irving. “Our combination of nimble decision-making and deep breadth of services is our competitive advantage in this highly competitive marketplace.” Irving joined the company in 1989, and has been a managing partner with Steve since 1994. Joining in 1989, senior vice president & partner David Blitt also has been important to BRC’s culture of collaboration and in assisting Steve and Gregory with overall operations.

Steve Bussel created a proprietary BRC Industrial Real Estate Database soon after starting the company, which is still maintained today, and used in conjunction with other property listing resources to ensure clients have comprehensive data on impending properties coming on or off the market and the latest lease rates and sales prices. “The BRC database came about as part of our research for clients shortly after the company opened, and was so credible that it attracted the attention of a publicly traded, NYSE third-party listing service who wanted to replicate it,” noted Bussel. “Today, we continue to maintain the BRC database which of course has been enhanced to also feature more relevant data points important to clients today.”

About Bussel Realty Corp.

With one of the largest dedicated industrial brokerage staffs in New Jersey, Bussel Realty Corp. is a leading industrial/retail real estate services firm located in Central New Jersey with individual memberships in the Society of Office & Industrial Realtors (SIOR). BRC provides leasing and sales brokerage services to users, corporate occupiers, landlords, retailers, owners, and investors, representing millions of square feet of property and tenant client assignments annually. The firm’s clients have included several of the largest Fortune 500 Companies, as well as numerous manufacturing, distribution, retail and services companies both nationally and locally. Currently, BRC is handling in excess of three million s/f of corporate and industrial real estate in NJ.


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