Robert C. Kossar, Executive Managing Director, is responsible for leading the New Jersey and Long Island business for JLL. In addition to his local leadership responsibilities, Mr. Kossar remains an active industrial broker, representing the firms most important clients. He is also the Head of Industrial Investor Services for the Americas and serves on the Brokerage Executive Committee and Industrial Executive Committee. Robert is an International Director of the firm.
Strategic leadership of local market business in NJ and Long Island including Brokerage, Capital Markets, Property Management, Project Development Services, Consulting and supporting the growth of Corporate Solutions.
His property level expertise surrounds primarily industrial real estate including: Industrial agency and tenant representation, site selection, investment sales, leasing, acquisition, disposition and build-to-suit properties and portfolios.
Prior 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.
Capmark Bank in the sale of a 725,000 square foot distribution building in Clinton, NJ
Prologis for the pre-leasing of 90%of 880,0000 s.f. Spec Building in Jersey City, NJ
Prologis for the lease of a 520,000 s.f. Spec Building to multiple tenants in Jersey City, NJ
LaSalle Investment Management in the Sale of 800,000 s.f. in Robbinsville, NJ
Christmas Tree Shops in the build-to-suit sale of 722,000 s.f. in Florence, NJ
Bed Bath & Beyond in the build-to-suit lease of 600,000 s.f. in Carteret, NJ
KTR in the lease of 800,000 square foot to I/0 Data Centers in Edison, NJ
Baker Properties in the Sale of 340,000 s.f. to Forsgate Industrial Partners in South Brunswick, NJ
Seagis Property Group for the lease of 225,000 s.f. to Korea Express in South Brunswick, NJ
AMB (now Prologis) in the acquisition of 45 acres of land in Jersey City, NJ that will be a 887,000 s.f. spec building
Sysco in the acquisition of 100 acres of land in Plymouth, MA
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 member of the Society of Industrial Office Realtors (SIOR) and of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP). Mr. Kossar is board member of the CJ Foundation for SIDS, Ryan Wolfe Kossar Foundation (Co-founder/Chairman) and the Hollister Foundation for Education.
Industry recognition includes being named Power Broker in New Jersey (20042011) by CoStar, named Broker of the Year by Prologis (2006 and 2008) and being the only industrial broker listed by NJBIZ as one of the Most Powerful People in New Jersey Real Estate (2011)
In addition, Mr. Kossar has received multiple SIOR recognition including annual awards the largest cooperative transaction in New Jersey (2006, 2008, 2011), the largest built-to-suit transaction in New Jersey (2006, 2011) and the largest industrial sale transaction in New Jersey (2008).