Marlboro, N.J. – Pierson Commercial, a leading retail-focused commercial real estate brokerage and advisory services firm with offices in New Jersey and New York City, has announced the promotion of long-time broker Neil Ruppert to director. In this role, the Monmouth County, N.J., resident will continue to manage his diverse portfolio of retail properties while focusing on growing Pierson Commercial’s client base.

“Neil’s dedication to creating and nurturing client relationships has been an invaluable asset for our firm,” said Jason Pierson, president. “His ability to represent both sides of leasing and sales transactions, combined with his deep understanding of the retail industry and market trends, has led to his success as well as our clients achievements. We are thrilled to promote Neil to a director position and look forward to his continued growth and contributions within our company and to the retail real estate industry.”

Since joining the company in the winter of 2018, Ruppert has been instrumental in building and strengthening Pierson Commercial’s diverse client roster. With a focus on both landlord and tenant representation, as well as retail dispositions representing several of the firm’s first-time and long-time clients, he specializes in managing a diverse retail portfolio. Asset types include pad sites, ground-up and redevelopment projects, urban retail and traditional grocery-anchored shopping centers.

Recognized for his clear and thorough understanding of deal structures, Ruppert’s current and past clients include Aspen Dental, Driven Brands, Excel Urgent Care, Montclair Hospitality Group (d.b.a. Ani Ramen House, Morimoto, Amboy Burger), Toast City Brunch, Gottesman Real Estate Partners, Saxum Real Estate and Paramount Realty.

A graduate of Monmouth University, Ruppert earned a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in Real Estate. He is a licensed real estate salesperson in the State of New Jersey and New York, and an active member of ICSC.

Established in 2011, Pierson Commercial is a leading retail-focused commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm providing a full range of acquisition, disposition and leasing services. Headquartered in Marlboro, N.J., with an office in New York City, the company’s broad client base encompasses institutional property holders and multi-faceted real estate developers as well as approximately two dozen regional and national retailers with growth strategies targeting the state of New Jersey.

In total, Pierson Commercial’s retail leasing and property marketing assignments span over 6 MSF of retail space across major downtown redevelopments, ground-up new construction and existing retail shopping centers.