Appointment Recognizes Outstanding Performance
NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., March 3, 2014 - Jake Frantzman has been promoted to senior leasing representative at Levin Management, announced Matthew K. Harding, president of the North Plainfield-based retail real estate services firm. The Morris Plains, N.J. resident joined Levin as a leasing representative in 2007.
Frantzman is responsible for more than 1.6 million square feet of gross leasable area throughout Levin's extensive management and leasing portfolio, including Somerset Shopping Center in Bridgewater, N.J., Paramus Place in Paramus, N.J. and Stafford Park Shopping Center in Manahawkin, N.J. In addition, Frantzman serves as leasing agent for the retail component of Edgewater Harbor, a mixed-use waterfront redevelopment in Edgewater, N.J. where he secured anchor tenant HomeGoods (24,000 SF) and Haven Riverfront Restaurant & Bar (6,500 SF). He also was instrumental in executing HomeGoods' 22,000-square-foot lease at The Shoppes at Flemington, a lifestyle center in Hunterdon County.
"Jake is a valued and dedicated member of the Levin leasing team," said Harding. "His solid work ethic, strong retailer relationships and deep market knowledge has made him a true asset to our company. We congratulate him on this well-earned promotion."
Frantzman obtained his real estate license at the age of 18. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), as well as ICSC's "Next Generation" program, designed for real estate professionals who are seeking to develop their careers and build relationships in the shopping center industry. In addition, in 2013 he earned ICSC's Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS) designation, reflecting the high standards and expertise required to be a successful shopping center professional.
"Being part of the Levin team for the last seven years has been extremely rewarding for me, both personally and professionally," said Frantzman. "I look forward to contributing to the company's continued growth and success in my new role."
Levin is one of the nation's leading retail real estate services firms, with a strong focus in the northeastern United States and an owner's approach to the business. The firm's portfolio and internal resources have grown consistently over the years, responding to a variety of retail and economic climates. Today, Levin offers a full range of services for a diverse portfolio that encompasses approximately 95 properties and more than 13 million square feet. These services include leasing, property management, accounting, construction management and marketing. Levin specializes in repositioning, retenanting and renovating retail properties - areas that have become particularly vital for today's institutional and individual property owners.
With headquarters in North Plainfield, N.J., Levin serves properties ranging from neighborhood, community, lifestyle and power centers, to enclosed malls, street retail, downtown stores and mixed-use projects in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia and North Carolina. In business for six decades, the company taps into its associated, expansive tenant roster to conduct Retail Sentiment Surveys three times each year that provide insight on industry trends and sales performance.
Levin has earned a long list of coveted awards over the years. Since 2011 alone, the firm was ranked 30th among Top US Real Estate Companies and named three times among the nation's top property managers by Commercial Property Executive magazine, placed among the nation's top 10 redevelopers by Chain Store Age, credited as one of the state's top 10 real estate developers by New Jersey Business magazine, and ranked third on NJBIZ's Top Property Management Companies list and fifth on NJBIZ's Top Commercial Real Estate Developers list.