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Joint Sublease Offering – Savills Studley and Real Estate Strategies Corporation – MetroPark – First Time Offered

June 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT

Lorenz Capalad

(732) 868-0000 x118

 

(Iselin, NJ: June 11, 2015): Andrew Zezas, SIOR, CEO of Real Estate Strategies Corporation (“RealStrat”), announced today that the corporate real estate advisory and transaction services firm is representing CSAV in the sublease of the company’s former U.S. headquarters office in the MetroPark section of Iselin, in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey.  RealStrat is representing CSAV in conjunction with its strategic partner, Savills Studley.

“We’re very excited to represent the real estate interests of CSAV in the disposition of its former U.S. headquarters at 99 Wood Avenue South in Iselin” said Andrew Zezas. He added “As a result of a recent merger, CSAV determined that its space was no longer needed.  99 Wood Avenue South has always been one of the premier buildings in MetroPark. We expect strong demand for CSAV’s premises”

For information about the premises, prospective occupants and real estate brokers may contact Mr. Zezas at Andrew.Zezas@RealStrat.com or (732) 868-0000 x111, or James Schroeder of Savills Studley at jschroeder@savills-studley.com or (201) 556-4980.

 

About Real Estate Strategies Corporation

Real Estate Strategies Corporation provides corporate real estate advisory and transaction services to CFOs, General Counsels, Management, and corporate Boards in New Jersey and around North America.

The Awe of the Storm

November 6, 2012

Dear Friends:

I am writing to share an important, but brief story of how people so quickly come together in time of crisis.

This past Saturday, my son and I spent six hours at The Bolger School in Keansburg, New Jersey, which was set-up as a make-shift emergency distribution center in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  Keansburg is a working class shore town located on the Raritan Bay (southern part of New York Harbor), where many homes were severely damaged by flooding caused by the recent storm.  Keansburg, along with its neighbors Union Beach and Keyport, and north Jersey towns like Little Ferry and Moonachie, is only one on a long list of New Jersey and New York area communities that took direct devastating hits.  Unfortunately, these very needy communities are not receiving the same attention as better known areas like Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, and others.

A friend sent a Facebook message about the work being done at Keansburg’s Bolger School and asked for volunteers.  Thanks to the good works of Big Joe Henry, a DJ at local radio station, NJ101.5, who made on-air requests for donations and assistance, and many other hard-working and dedicated individuals, hundreds of cars, trucks, and trailers from around the area arrived at the School in a steady stream, bringing prepared and canned food, water, blankets, clothes, soap and toiletries, diapers, etc., for Keansburg residents who lost their homes and belongings to the storm.  This went on for days.

My son and I, alongside many others from various walks of life…male, female, young, senior citizens, poor, working class, wealthy, laborers, executives, educators, local residents, former residents who returned to help, and some from nearby communities…unloaded people’s cars and trucks that were filled with donations.  Considering the volume of goods being delivered, we could not unload fast enough.  Some cars returned again and again with donations.  Many people asked what else they could bring the next day.  A couple hundred people volunteered their time, helping to sort, unload, coordinate, and do whatever they could.  Many of those helping experienced their own losses from the storm, but were working to help others, nonetheless.  People were cooking food at the school, and trucks were shuttling hot meals, water, and clothes to shelters, senior citizen centers, and people in their homes, throughout the town.

Many residents, who didn’t have much to begin with, lost everything.  A young husband and wife, and their two children, came to The Bolger School seeking food and clothes, saying that the storm destroyed their home and all they owned.  After having a hot meal in a dry place and being invited to go to a shelter, the entire family returned to The Bolger School everyday (at last count…4 days straight), unloading donations from cars, sorting clothes, etc.  The husband stated that he and his family would earn their meals.  When volunteers realized that the husband, a large man, was wearing the same clothes he arrived in four days earlier, and gave him a few pairs of pants, shirts, and shoes, this good hearted gentle giant cried.

People from Keansburg and surrounding communities have been manning the emergency distribution center at The Bolger School since the day after the storm hit!  Similar distribution centers have been set-up elsewhere to support other affected communities.  The American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the National Guard, Food Banks, churches, service organizations, other groups, and throngs of individuals have been providing assistance and donating goods at many distribution centers.

Interestingly, in the case of the emergency distribution center set-up at The Bolger School in Keansburg, without knowing the true details, it appeared to me that the entire effort was begun and continued, not as a result of County, State, or Federal government procedures.  This relief effort seemed to take shape as a result of hard-working local and regional townspeople, who realized that their neighbors needed help and chose to volunteer their time.  The Keansburg Board of Education, Police, Volunteer Fire Department, First Aid Squads, and others, were actively involved in this large scale effort.  They continue providing relief, recognizing that the storm expected this Wednesday could bring even further destruction and grief.

The willingness of so many people to help, give, donate, and express love for strangers was awe inspiring and brought me to tears more than once.

I send this to you, not in the hopes of receiving a response or compliments, because my son and I only played a very small role in a very large and important on-going effort put forth by many, many others.  Rather, I am sending this message as a reminder that as things return to normal for some, a lot of people will struggle with the results of this storm for a very long time.  Some may never recover.

Of equal and more timely importance, I am writing as a means of inspiring others to lend a hand to one or many, in any small or large way they can.

Wishing you well

 

Andrew Zezas, SIOR
CEO – Real Estate Strategies Corporation
Publisher & Host – CFO Studio
Host – General Counsel Studio

Gunther Mertens, Agfa Corporation CFO Leads 22 CFOs in Dynamic Discussion

July 26, 2012

FOR RELEASE:

Lorenz Capalad
Lorenz.Capalad@RealStrat.com
732 868 0000 x118

Gunther Mertens, Agfa Corporation CFO Leads 22 CFOs in Dynamic Discussion

CFO Studio and Real Estate Strategies Corporation Sponsor ACGNJ CFO Forum Meeting

(Somerset, New Jersey): Andrew Zezas, SIOR, announced today that Gunther Mertens, CFO of Agfa Corporation, led twenty two New Jersey area CFOs in a dynamic discussion, entitled “The Expanding Role of the CFO” at a meeting of the ACG NJ CFO Forum.  The quarterly meeting was sponsored by Real Estate Strategies Corporation and CFO Studio.  Finance executives from companies in multiple industries from throughout New Jersey and New York attended the meeting and participated in the lively discussion.  The Event took place on July 19th in the Wine Room at da Benito’s Restaurant in Union, New Jersey.

“Gunther Mertens did a spectacular job in inspiring great conversation among some very accomplished finance executives.” said Andrew Zezas.  He continued “Mr. Mertens infused the discussion with many of his own career insights and shared both knowledge and vision, while moderating debate and agreement among the group of seasoned executives.”

About ACGNJ CFO Forum

ACGNJ CFO Forum is a quarterly dinner meeting/discussion forum for corporate and divisional Chief Financial Officers, Vice Presidents of Finance, Treasurers, Controllers and other senior financial executives from area companies generally with annual revenues between $50 million and $2 billion+.  The group has been gathering for a year now and over 50 CFOs having attended, with a growing group of “regulars.”  A typical dinner discussion group has a CFO leading the discussion on an important topic of interest, with approximately 20 CFOs attending.

About CFO Studio

CFO Studio and CFO Studio Magazine deploy the best of new and traditional media to promote finance executives as business and strategy thought-leaders.  Andrew Zezas, CEO of Real Estate Strategies Corporation, is the host and moderator of CFO Studio and the Publisher of CFO Studio Magazine.

About Real Estate Strategies Corporation

Real Estate Strategies Corporation is a major sponsor of CFO Studio and General Counsel Studio, and is the sole New Jersey real estate sponsor of the NJBiz CFO of the Year and General Counsel of the Year Awards, Financial Executives International, and the ACGNJ CFO Forum.

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Real Estate Strategies Corporation Eliminates Millions of Dollars in Agfa’s Occupancy Costs

July 19, 2012

For Release

Lorenz Capalad
Lorenz.Capalad@RealStrat.com
732.868.0000 x118

Real Estate Strategies Corporation Eliminates Millions of Dollars in Agfa Corporation’s Occupancy Costs

Distribution Center Lease Termination a Huge Win!

(Somerset, New Jersey): Andrew Zezas, SIOR, President and CEO of Real Estate Strategies Corporation, announced today that the New Jersey based corporate real estate advisory and transaction services firm negotiated the termination of a lease for Agfa Corporation.  The transaction included the termination of a multiple year multi-million dollar remaining lease obligation of a 71,000 square foot distribution center leased by Agfa.  The negotiated transaction resulted in the elimination of millions of dollars of costs for Agfa.  The property, owned by a New Jersey investment group, is located at 721 Union Boulevard, Totowa, New Jersey.

“The combination of understanding our client’s financial and operational objectives, combined with our insight into the needs of the investor group, led to a transaction that benefited both our client and its transactional opponent” said Andrew Zezas.  He added “Through the intelligent application of RealStrat’s Occupancy Arbitrage Services, we succeeded in not only mitigating our client’s long term risk, but in achieving the elimination of a very substantial portion of its remaining financial obligation.  In summary, we reduced our client’s occupancy costs by millions of dollars!”

Real Estate Strategies Corporation has advised and represented Agfa Corporation in numerous engagements in the United States and Canada, having completed acquisitions and dispositions of office, distribution, manufacturing, and technology facilities.

About Agfa Corporation

The Agfa-Gevaert Group develops, produces and distributes an extensive range of analog and digital imaging systems and IT solutions, mainly for the printing industry and the healthcare sector, as well as for specific industrial applications.

Real Estate Strategies Corporation has planned and executed numerous real estate engagements on Agfa’s behalf, totaling in excess of 1.1 million square feet around the United States and Canada.

About Real Estate Strategies Corporation
Real Estate Strategies Corporation provides corporate real estate advisory and transaction services to CFOs, Management, and corporate Boards in New Jersey and around North America.  Real Estate Strategies Corporation is a major sponsor of CFO Studio and CFO Studio Magazine, and is the sole real estate sponsor of the NJBiz CFO-of-the-Year Award, Financial Executives International – New Jersey Chapter, and the ACGNJ CFO Forum.

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CFOs to Learn About M&A Profitability and Risk at CPE Credit Session Courtesy of FEI New Jersey

January 26, 2012

For Release

Shannon Corea
Shannon.Corea@RealStrat.com
732 868 0000 x117

CFOs to Learn About M&A Profitability and Risk at CPE Credit Session Courtesy of FEI New Jersey

Host of CFO Studio and CEO of Real Estate Strategies Corporation, Andrew Zezas, to Present “Buy and Sell-Side M&A: Re-Deploying Real Estate to Capture Hidden Profits and Eliminate Risk”

(Somerset, New Jersey): CFO Studio and Real Estate Strategies Corporation announced today that Andrew Zezas, SIOR, host of CFO Studio, the popular online video program, Publisher of CFO Studio Magazine, and CEO of Real Estate Strategies Corporation, will present “Buy and Sell-Side M&A: Re-Deploying Real Estate to Capture Hidden Profits and Eliminate Risk” at a professional development session for New Jersey area CFOs on March 7, 2012.  The event,  expected to draw finance executives from public and private companies throughout the tri-state area, will be sponsored by the New Jersey chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI).  Attendees will receive continuing professional education credits free of charge.  The event will be held at 7:30 AM at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover, New Jersey.

“With the U.S. economy showing signs of improvement and with private-equity investors eager to exit investments made prior to the economic downturn, many in the M&A world are preparing for increased buy and sell activities in the near term” said Andrew Zezas.  He continued “With the rapid pace of M&A deals and increased pressure on CFOs to extract maximum value from such transactions, the leased and owned real estate that is often a part of acquisitions and dispositions can be redeployed to increase profits and mitigate risks.  We’re very excited to present to FEI and to leverage our knowledge and resources to assist in the continuing professional development of the New Jersey area CFO community.”

About FEI NJ
FEI NJ Chapter provides a forum for senior financial executives to meet quality people and share with others solutions to the crucial issues that confront them daily. FEI NJ dinner meetings and professional development seminars focus on the highest quality speakers to facilitate the flow of new ideas and perspectives, as well as sound career and business decisions.

About Andrew Zezas
Andrew Zezas, SIOR, is the award-winning President & CEO of Real Estate Strategies Corporation.  Mr. Zezas, considered a thought-leader in his field, is a highly successful and respected corporate real estate advisor, who has completed numerous high-profile headquarters, office, and industrial projects throughout New Jersey, the U.S. and Canada.  Andrew holds real estate licenses in seven states, and is a certified real estate instructor in multiple states.  He is a noted author, having written two books, including The CFO’s Guide To Understanding Corporate Real Estate Transactions, and is known as a dynamic conference speaker.

About CFO Studio

CFO Studio and CFO Studio Magazine deploy the best of new and traditional media to promote finance executives as business and strategy thought-leaders.  Andrew Zezas, CEO of Real Estate Strategies Corporation, is the host and moderator of CFO Studio and the Publisher of CFO Studio Magazine.

Visit www.CFOstudio.com to watch interviews with New Jersey area CFOs, with new releases every Friday morning at 10:30 AM EST!

To read stories that have appeared in CFO Studio Magazine, or for subscriptions and advertising opportunities, visit www.CFOstudio.com.

Funding for CFO Studio and CFO Studio Magazine is provided by Real Estate Strategies Corporation and select advertisers.

About Real Estate Strategies Corporation
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 finance 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 Zezas, RealStrat’s clients engage the firm when acquiring, disposing of, renegotiating, or enhancing occupied leased or owned real estate in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, 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.  Visit www.RealStrat.com. Read about timely commercial real estate issues at RealStrat’s blog at www.CorporateAdvisor.wordpress.com. Follow RealStrat at www.Twitter.com/RealStrat.

Real Estate Strategies Corporation is a major sponsor of CFO Studio and the sole New Jersey real estate sponsor of the NJBiz CFO-of-the-Year Award, Financial Executives International New Jersey, the ACGNJ CFO Forum, and General Counsel of the Year.

LINKS:

RealStrat News
Biographies
Properties
What Our Clients Say

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Real Estate Strategies Corporation Sponsors General Counsel of the Year Award Program

January 24, 2012

For Release

Shannon Corea
Shannon.Corea@RealStrat.com
732 868 0000 x117

Real Estate Strategies Corporation Sponsors General Counsel of the Year Award Program

First-Ever Award in New Jersey

(Somerset, New Jersey): Andrew Zezas, SIOR, President and CEO of Real Estate Strategies Corporation, announced today that the New Jersey based corporate real estate advisory and transaction services firm has become a founding sponsor of the New Jersey General Counsel of the Year Award Program.  The program will recognize the achievements of general counsels, chief legal officers, and compliance officers, at New Jersey public, private, and not-for-profit companies.  The first-ever event to be held in New Jersey will take place this Spring at The Palace in Somerset, New Jersey, where hundreds of business, legal, and other executives are expected to attend.  Real Estate Strategies Corporation has joined with the law firm of Nicoll, Davis & Spinella, and Update Legal to found the New Jersey General Counsel of the Year Award Program, along with program’s media partner, NJBiz.

“We’re very excited about the New Jersey General Counsel of the Year Award Program!  General counsels, chief legal officers, and compliance officers are critical to the success of the companies they serve.  In founding the awards program, we recognized that this group  also happens to be one that has not previously been acknowledged in New Jersey” said Andrew Zezas.  He added “Our sponsor partners, Nicoll, Davis & Spinella and Update Legal, are at the forefront of New Jersey’s corporate legal scene.  We’ve worked closely to create awards that recognize a wide array of successes and expertise.  The New Jersey General Counsel of the Year Award Program will spotlight the accomplishments of many of the State’s most influential in-house attorneys at a gala event this Spring.”

Nomination forms and additional information are available at www.RealStrat.com/GCOTY.

About Nicoll Davis & Spinella
 Nicoll Davis & Spinella is a boutique law firm located in Paramus, New Jersey that helps businesses creatively and cost-effectively manage legal risk.  While they counsel on a broad range of business and litigation issues, they also specialize in corporate compliance and ethics, human resources, and intellectual property matters.

ND&S is also the founder of the New Jersey Corporate Compliance Roundtable, a forum of respected corporate compliance and ethics professionals who gather to exchange information, share ideas, and build their professional networks.

About Update Legal
For over 15 years, law firms and corporate legal departments have depended on Update Legal to provide them with superior candidates for temporary and permanent assignments. Update Legal is your contact for attorneys, paralegals and litigation support staff. And if you are a legal professional, they are your contact for new opportunities.

With offices in seven locations across the US, Update Legal is one of the preeminent legal recruiting and placement firms in the country.

About Real Estate Strategies Corporation
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 finance 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 Zezas, RealStrat’s clients engage the firm when acquiring, disposing of, renegotiating, or enhancing occupied leased or owned real estate in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, 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.  Visit www.RealStrat.com. Read about timely commercial real estate issues at RealStrat’s blog at www.CorporateAdvisor.wordpress.com. Follow RealStrat athttp://www.Twitter.com/RealStrat.

Real Estate Strategies Corporation is a major sponsor of CFO Studio and the sole New Jersey real estate sponsor of the NJBiz CFO-of-the-Year Award, Financial Executives International New Jersey, the ACGNJ CFO Forum, and General Counsel of the Year.

LINKS:

RealStrat News
Biographies
Properties
What Our Clients Say

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CFO Studio and Real Estate Strategies Corporation Actively Seeking Nominees for 2012 NJBiz CFO-of-the-Year Award Competition

January 19, 2012

For Release

Shannon.Corea
Shannon.Corea@RealStrat.com
732 868 0000 x117

CFO Studio and Real Estate Strategies Corporation Actively Seeking Nominees for 2012 NJBiz CFO-of-the-Year Award Competition

Sponsor Interviewing CFOs as Possible Award Nominees

(Somerset, New Jersey): Andrew Zezas, SIOR, the host of CFO Studio, Publisher of CFO Studio Magazine, and CEO of New Jersey based Real Estate Strategies Corporation, announced today that CFO Studio and Real Estate Strategies Corporation are actively seeking qualified CFOs as possible nominees for the NJBiz CFO-of-the-Year Award. CFO Studio and Real Estate Strategies Corporation have elected to again sponsor the award competition in 2012 after sponsoring in 2011 and after having submitted nominees in both 2010 and 2009.

“We’re actively seeking qualified CFO nominees for the 2012 NJBiz CFO-of-the-Year Award. Not everyone fits the bill!” said Andrew Zezas. He added “This competition really is about the best of the best of New Jersey’s CFOs. We’re honored and extremely excited to be part of this important event again. In 2011, we nominated a number of highly qualified CFOs, and are very proud that in the last three years, six of our nominees were selected as finalists and two of our nominees won the CFO-of-the-Year Award in their categories!”

In 2011, winners of the NJBiz CFO-of-the-Year Award included:

  • Tom Conforti of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
  • Joseph F. Purcell of The Michaels Organization
  • Dennis P. Reilly of NeoStrata Company, Inc.
  • Lynore DeSantis of New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program Inc.
  • Robert Glenning of Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Bill Pereira of IDT Corporation
  • Sid Garai of ExpertPlan, Inc.

2011 Finalists included:

  • David A. Kindlick of South Jersey Industries
  • Barry Rowan of Vonage Corporation
  • Joseph Ferment of Titanium Industries, Inc.
  • Charles E. Stough of Atalanta Corporation Matthew M. Walsh of Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc.
  • Chris Zirrith of Ironstate Development Company
  • William D. Baird III of PTC Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Michael P. Eldredge of American Sensor Technologies, Inc.
  • Robert J. Friedman of BAMCO, Inc.
  • Chuck Hastings of Juniper Communities LLC
  • Matteo Ingrao of M&L Enterprise Group
  • Seth Rosenstein of MWW Group
  • Joseph Wagner of Environmental Rail Solutions, Inc.
  • Oscar Bashualdo of Paterson Habitat for Humanity
  • William A. Salcedo of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties
  • David L. Vollmayer of Morris Habitat for Humanity
  • Millie Aurigemma of Community Access Unlimited
  • William Curnan of Allies, Inc.
  • Jorge R. Diaz of Alternatives, Inc.
  • Lis Goris of The Federation of Multicultural Programs of NJ, Inc.
  • Wayne Guberman of Matheny Medical and Educational Center
  • Audrey Wells of Family Service of Morris County
  • Charles Zalewski of The Cerebral Palsy League, Inc.
  • Jerry Campagna of The State Theatre
  • Michael T. Corridon of Strato, Inc.
  • Roxanne Kam of New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,
  • Nick Chasinov of Teknicks
  • Steve Small of TEAM Schools, a KIPP Region
  • Ezra Sofer of Vidyo Inc.
  • Doug Wilder of Consultants 2 Go

CFOs interested in being considered for nomination by CFO Studio and Real Estate Strategies Corporation are invited to visit www.CFOstudio.com to learn more.

About CFO Studio

CFO Studio and CFO Studio Magazine deploy the best of new and traditional media to promote finance executives as business and strategy thought-leaders.  Andrew Zezas, CEO of Real Estate Strategies Corporation, is the host and moderator of CFO Studio and the Publisher of CFO Studio Magazine.

Visit www.CFOstudio.com to watch interviews with New Jersey area CFOs, with new releases every Friday morning at 10:30 AM EST!

To read stories that have appeared in CFO Studio Magazine, or for subscriptions and advertising opportunities, visit www.CFOstudio.com.

Funding for CFO Studio and CFO Studio Magazine is provided by Real Estate Strategies Corporation and select advertisers.

Real Estate Strategies Corporation provides corporate real estate advisory and transaction services to CFOs, Management, and corporate Boards in New Jersey and around North America. Real Estate Strategies Corporation is a major sponsor of CFO Studio and CFO Studio Magazine, and is the sole real estate sponsor of the NJBiz CFO-of-the-Year Award, Financial Executives International – New Jersey Chapter, and the ACGNJ CFO Forum.

www.CFOstudio.com

www.RealStrat.com

www.TheCFOsGuide.com

 

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