LIVINGSTON, N.J., Oct. 10, 2013 – Gebroe-Hammer Associates’ Debbie Pomerantz, assistant vice president, has been selected as a “Woman of Influence,” an elite ranking of the nation’s top female real estate professionals. Since joining the Livingston, N.J.-based firm in 2011, the Passaic County/Bergen County market specialist has closed sales aggregating more than $74 million and 775 units, averaging one sale a month for the past 18 months.
“Debbie possesses a proven combination of client service, deal-structuring and relationship-building skills that just cannot be taught,” said Ken Uranowitz, Gebroe-Hammer’s president. “These natural abilities consistently translate into a high volume of exclusive listings where she is able to create value-added services for every client throughout the entire real estate process. Debbie is very deserving of this honor and we congratulate her on this prestigious, much-deserved recognition.”
During the past 12 months, Pomerantz has successfully completed sales of more than 147 units in Paterson, New Jersey’s third-largest city, where – under her leadership – Gebroe-Hammer has become the dominant investment brokerage firm. Transactions encompassing her $38+ million in total sales over the past year, involving more than 500 units, include the $12.35 million trade of an 84-unit Bergen County complex where other brokerage firms vied for the exclusive. Not only was Pomerantz awarded the listing, she also identified and repped the buyer.
Other transactions include the $4.5 million sale of a two-building, 88-unit package; $4 million trade of a five-story, 46-unit mid-rise building; $1.625 million sale of a three-story multi-family property; and a $644,000, nine-building portfolio note sale totaling 46 units.
A mother of five and resident of Passaic Park, N.J., Pomerantz was initially introduced to commercial real estate in 2005. After successfully completing a formal training program and earning her license, she was immediately hired by her instructor, an executive with a New York-based investment firm. In 2011, she decided to pursue a career in investment real estate sales. After performing her own due diligence and interviews with other national and private real estate firms, Pomerantz chose Gebroe-Hammer Associates where she joined the investment brokerage team as a sales representative. Within less than a year, she was promoted to assistant vice president.
“Just as there are significant opportunities for investment in the multi-family sector, there are considerable opportunities for women in the multi-family investment brokerage field,” said Pomerantz. “Women need to embrace the attributes we can bring to this field because they can actually help our careers. For example, I focus on building a rapport with my clients by taking a genuine interest in their families.”
Pomerantz is featured among 45 women selected as a “Woman of Influence” by Real Estate Forum, a national commercial real estate industry magazine. Cited for her vast accomplishments throughout her eight-year career, Pomerantz was among 500 nominees considered for the honor.