Joseph R. Romano
As co-founder of Accordia Realty Ventures in 2005, Joe plays a key role in the business development and growth of the company. Joe puts his many strengths to work by overseeing Accordia’s marketing efforts, from managing the leasing teams to dealing with Accordia’s public relations. In addition, he brings creative life to the redevelopment and development projects the company pursues as well as playing a major role in the acquisition and joint venture relationships that have been a cornerstone of the company.
With over 4 decades of experience, Joe has accrued a vast background in every facet of commercial real estate including: site acquisition, development, marketing, leasing, planning, construction, and value enhancement. He has been involved in every aspect of the business—from brokerage to development and the corporate sides of the deal process. His in-depth understanding of a client’s needs and goals, trends and inventory in the market, and contacts within the corporate real estate community have enabled him to conclude over ten million square feet of transactions with firms such as: AT&T, Federal Express, Caldor, First Union National Bank, The State of New Jersey, Bristol Meyers-Squibb, CPC and General Motors, to name a few.
Prior to joining Accordia, Joe was head of Advance Realty Group’s ARG Development Corporation. There he was responsible for the design and development of ARG’s major urban redevelopment projects in Harrison and Boundbrook and the Sarnoff Research Campus in Princeton, as well as the acquisition and redevelopment of Exxon’s international headquarters in Florham Park.
Joe is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Network (CORENET), the Urban Land Institute, the Newark Real Estate Board, a former officer of the National Association of Office and Industrial Parks (NAIOP) and a former member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey MS Society.