Meet JLL’s New VP in New Jersey

A Garden State real estate expert joins JLL's industrial team in his home state.

By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor

Brian Golden, JLL, New Jersey
Brian Golden, JLL, New Jersey

JLL has hired Brian Golden as a vice president, joining the company’s New Jersey industrial group, which is led by David Knee, senior managing director. Golden’s responsibilities include providing institutional agency leasing services along with business development and tenant representation throughout the Garden State.

Specializing in the leasing and development of industrial real estate, Golden, 35, has more than 11 years of experience in the New Jersey real estate market. He is highly skilled in space planning and coordinating complex, multifaceted industrial transactions.

“Brian is a consummate real estate professional, with an impressive background in industrial leasing and development throughout New Jersey,” Knee said in prepared remarks. “He will be instrumental in extending JLL’s reach and scope of services among industrial owners and space users alike.”

“Brian has unmatched expertise in industrial real estate from the perspective of ownership,” added Robert Kossar, executive managing director and market director for JLL’s New Jersey operations. “JLL will benefit tremendously from his understanding of all aspects of industrial real estate, from land sales to development to leasing.”

Prior to joining JLL, Golden served as senior leasing manager in New Jersey for Prologis Inc., overseeing leasing activity for more than 75 existing buildings and development properties totaling more than 20 million square feet of industrial and warehouse space. Earlier, he was director of leasing for Mack-Cali Realty Corp., where he handled leasing activity for more than 24 buildings totaling 4 million square feet of office space. He also worked as bonds and transitions manager, and as land acquisitions manager for Kara Homes Inc., closing more than $20 million in approved land deals. He also served as an analyst with General Electric Asset Management.

Gold holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Richmond. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of New Jersey and also serves as co-chair of NAIOP’s Developing Leaders program.