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One Meadowlands Plaza
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Current Responsibilities Robert C. Kossar, International Director and Head of JLL's Northeast Industrial Region, is responsible for leading the markets business (capital markets, brokerage, property management & project and development services) in the region (New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania & New York). He is also part of the Industrial Capital Markets Team for the Americas, personally responsible for leading the capital markets business in the Northeastern US. In addition to his local leadership responsibilities, Mr. Kossar remains an active industrial investment sales and leasing broker, representing the firm's most important clients. He is also serves on the Brokerage Executive Committee and Industrial Executive Committee.
SpecialtiesLeadership, Capital Markets, Brokerage, Property Management, Project Development Services, Consulting and supporting the growth of Corporate Solutions.
Robert's property level expertise lies primarily in industrial real estate including: Industrial investment sales, agency and tenant representation, site selection, leasing, acquisition, disposition and build-to-suit properties and portfolios.
Years of Experience28 years
ExperiencePrior to joining JLL, Robert was a Principal and Executive Vice President at Lee & Klatskin Associates, sold to JLL in 2007. He has extensive experience on both the ownership and brokerage side of the business representing many major public, private and institutional owners as well as public and private occupiers locally and throughout the United States.
Industry recognition includes being named "Power Broker in New Jersey" (2004–2016) by CoStar and NJ Biz Real Estate Power 50 (2011-2016). Mr. Kossar has been awarded Deal of the Year by NAIOP in 2013 and 2015 after several years of being a finalist. In 2017, Rob accepted the industry impact award on behalf of JLL from NAIOP.
Mr. Kossar has received SIOR recognition including annual awards for the largest cooperative transaction in New Jersey (2006, 2008, 2011, and 2016), the largest built-to-suit transaction in New Jersey (2006, 2011); the largest industrial sale transaction in New Jersey (2015, 2014, 2008) and largest industrial lease (2016, 2015, 2013).
Education and Affiliations Mr. Kossar holds a master of science in real estate investment and development from New York University and a bachelor of science in business and economics from Lehigh University. He is a board member of the NJ chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and is a member of the Investment Management National Forum at NAIOP. Rob is a member of the Society of Industrial Office Realtors (SIOR). Mr. Kossar is vice-chairman of the board of CJ First Candle and Chairman of the board of the Ryan Wolfe Kossar Foundation. He is on the advisory board for the Rutgers Business School Center for Real Estate.