Industry Professional Brings Almost 10 Years’ Experience to New Role
NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – Jan. 15, 2015 – Levin Management, one of the nation's leading retail real estate services firms, has announced that Chris Gardyasz of Jamison, Pennsylvania, has joined the company as a leasing representative. The North Plainfield-based organization maintains a growing leasing and management portfolio that encompasses approximately 95 properties and more than 13 million square feet.
In his new role at Levin, Gardyasz will be responsible for leasing and marketing activities at Fairlane Village Mall in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. One of Schuylkill County’s premier shopping destinations, the 453,000-square-foot mall is anchored by Boscov's department store and complemented by a strong supporting mix of national, regional and local tenants. “Joining Levin Management presents an incredible opportunity to be part of one of the most experienced and well-respected retail real estate services firms in the country,” Gardyasz said. "I look forward to building upon Fairlane Village Mall’s strong market position, and contributing to the company’s ongoing growth and success for years to come."
Gardyasz has almost 10 years of commercial and residential real estate industry experience, most recently as a sales associate at United Real Estate. He previously held leasing positions at Wolfson Verrichia Group and American Financial Realty Trust. A licensed real estate salesperson in Pennsylvania, Gardyasz earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and currently is pursuing his Pennsylvania broker’s license. In his spare time, he is actively involved in raising awareness and funds in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “Chris brings a diverse and knowledgeable background in all facets of leasing and investment sales, along with a deep marketplace familiarity, to his position here,” said Levin Management’s David Reiner, vice president of leasing. “As we continue to grow our retail portfolio, I have no doubt that Chris will become an integral part of Levin’s leasing team, and a valuable asset for our clients and business partners.”
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.
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 seventh on NJBIZ's Top Commercial Real Estate Developers list.