Greg Libertiny interviews Andrew Zezas, SIOR, CEO of New Jersey based Real Estate Strategies Corporation in his firm’s recent success in completing a nationwide M&A focused real estate engagement.
(Somerset, New Jersey): Real Estate Strategies Corporation, the New Jersey based corporate real estate advisory and transaction services firm announced today that its CEO, Andrew Zezas, received an award from the prestigious New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (“SIOR”). The award, given in acknowledgment of the Largest Cooperating Real Estate Transaction between two members of SIOR, was for the lease renegotiation and the resulting 115,000 square foot lease transaction, which Mr. Zezas completed in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on behalf of Belgium based Agfa Corporation. Andrew Zezas was quoted as saying, “I’m extremely pleased that SIOR, an incredibly important organization comprised of some of the finest real estate professionals in the world, saw fit to acknowledge the Agfa project. We truly appreciate having received the award, and having been given the opportunity by Agfa to accomplish good things on their behalf.” The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (“SIOR”) is an ethics based organization, and is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association, with more than 3,000 members in 580 cities in 26 countries. SIOR represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.
Real Estate Strategies Corporation is a respected corporate advisory and transaction services firm that provides thought-leadership, decision-making, planning, project management and transaction execution services to financial and senior executives at management team-led public, private, and portfolio companies, and not-for-profit organizations. Under the leadership of its award-winning CEO, Andrew B. Zezas, RealStrat’s clients engage the firm when acquiring, disposing, renegotiating, or enhancing occupied leased or owned real estate in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and throughout North America. By creating and executing Business DRIVEN Real Estate Solutions and identifying hidden Opportunities, RealStrat drives greater operational and financial performance in support of its clients’ stakeholder objectives, M&A requirements, and exit strategies. In the current economic environment, RealStrat’s efforts are focused on uncovering, capturing, and re-purposing hidden liquidity and minimizing risk in its clients’ leased and owned real estate. The firm provides counsel as to competitive advantage strategies in preparation for the eventual economic recovery. By restructuring existing leases, disposing of surplus property, structuring sale / leaseback transactions, securing new and replacement financing, and acquiring leased or owned real estate, RealStrat reduces its clients’ occupancy costs and risk, and increases their operational flexibility and resiliency. Many of the firm’s clients have realized multiple seven-figure present value cash benefits through the creative planning and execution of these strategies.
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