The Garibaldi Group celebrated its 100th year in business in October of 2019, reinforcing a commitment to projects, people and our overall purpose.
Since 1919, we’ve honored Joseph J. Garibaldi Sr.’s credo of “Selling Superior Service” by remaining small by design, dedicating our time and resources to commercial real estate projects that make a lasting impact.
This tradition has allowed The Garibaldi Group to constantly pivot, staying ahead of the industry at each turn. By adding key players to our brokerage team and doubling down on our vision of future office spaces, we recorded our most successful year yet and intend to keep the momentum going.
Take a look back at what made our year so special:
Menomonee Falls, WI
The team of Jerry Moore, Chuck Bower and Jeff Garibaldi assisted a global defense contractor with a 118,620 SF office lease and 350,000 SF manufacturing build-to-suit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Supporting Garibaldi were Milwaukee based CORFAC International brokers Sam Dickman Sr. and Sam Dickman Jr. from The Dickman Company.
“The Dickman Company was invaluable in identifying sites and solicitation developers,” Jerry Moore said. “Their intimate knowledge of their market and local players was integral to satisfying this requirement.”
4545 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
Another example of Moore, Bower and Garibaldi partnering with other CORFAC International affiliates was in Bridgeton, Missouri that involved the site selection and development of a 171,500 SF build-to-suit manufacturing facility for the same global defense contractor. For this project, the team engaged Jake Corrigan and Vince Berardi at Sansone Group, St. Louis.
777 Scudders Mill Road
The team of Jeff Garibaldi and Jackie Madden helped to relocate the US headquarters of a UK-based specialty chemical company, Croda International.
The relocation was driven by a desire to improve the employee experience. The requirement was to locate a class A building to accommodate their headquarters office as well as their new Innovation Lab, which is set to include state of the art laboratories that can enable customers to come and collaborate with researchers in developing new products. After an exhaustive search throughout much of Middlesex, Union, and Monmouth Counties, the decision was made to lease 70,000 square feet at 777 Scudders Mill Lane in Plainsboro, NJ.
8585 Duke Boulevard
Among the nine total transactions that Garibaldi executed on behalf of Clopay in nine different states, the renewal of their headquarters space made up of 52,000 square feet in Mason, OH was the most significant.
The relationship between Clopay and Garibaldi began over 5 years ago when Garibaldi’s corporate services team began consulting for Griffon Corporation. Clopay is one of Griffon’s four whole-owned subsidiaries. In that time, Garibaldi has executed over 100 transactions for Clopay in nearly 40 states.
101 Crawfords Corner Road
Garibaldi has reached a new milestone at its landmark Bell Works office leasing project in Holmdel, surpassing more than 1 million square feet of leasing activity at the repositioned former Bell Labs campus. The achievement was reached after leasing 20,000 square feet to IPG Photonics, a maker of high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers. The campus is now over 80 percent leased.
In July, the firm opened up its first own and operated coworking space in downtown Chatham, NJ known as The Station. The operation comes out of both foresight and opportunistic thinking.
After 6 years of being embedded at Bell Works, accommodating the needs of technology and innovation clients as well as working directly with Colab, The Garibaldi Group saw the value in creating a space for startups to grow and flourish. At the end of 2018, the team decided to renovate 4,000 square feet of flexible office space in their headquarters building.
The Station offers team suites, individual offices, reserved desks, conference room rentals, and accommodations to both members and non-members. The space focuses on providing regular event programming, with panel discussions, workshops, community game nights and more.
In March, The Garibaldi Group welcomed Michael Staskiewicz as the firm’s first Managing Broker. Having worked in strategic advisory roles for over 20 years, Michael found the transition to make perfect sense at this time in his career.
As Managing Broker of The Garibaldi Group, Michael leads our growth and expansion efforts in the greater NJ/NY/PA commercial real estate market by identifying strong talent based on innate strengths & culture fit.
”The central theme that has spanned my career is my unique ability to connect and marshal various personality types, breakdown complexity, and simplify,” Staskiewicz said earlier this year. “I have relied heavily on my problem solving skills my entire life, and enjoy engaging with people and creating a common vision.”
Director, Brokerage Services
In April, Jackie Madden joined us as a Director of our brokerage services and she has been a shot in the arm ever since.
Following a productive five years at Cushman & Wakefield, Mrs. Madden brings with her an extensive background in all facets of corporate real estate including tenant representation, leasing, sales, build-to-suit, corporate dispositions (i.e. subleases, sales, sale-leasebacks), economic incentive negotiations and corporate portfolio management.
Jackie has gotten off to a quick start since coming to Garibaldi, overseeing the leasing of over 150,000 square feet in less than eight months.
Broker Support Analyst
In 2018, Lindsey Florio joined us as an intern from Monmouth University’s Kislak Real Estate Institute. That summer and fall,Lindsey worked out of our Bell Works office and assisted the Bell Works’ team with back-office support.
Within weeks, she made herself irreplaceable and remained with the team part-time throughout her final semester of college. Shortly after graduating in the spring she joined us as a full-time, licensed real estate professional, financial analyst and lead sale person leasing the “Ready To Wear” office space onsite.
Ryan brings with him over seven years of experience as a project manager with InnerWorkings, a Manhattan-based marketing firm that specializes in delivering consistent brand experiences in every major market worldwide. At Garibaldi, Ryan runs the day to day operations of our brand new coworking space, The Station. As the community manager, Ryan is responsible for all but not limited to front of house sales, organizing and managing events, building personal relationships with members and managing their user-experience.
In 2019, we bolstered our commitment to the following charities:
Big Brothers Big Sisters
For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential.
By working together, the BBBS Agencies in New Jersey have been supplementing the financial and organizational support each program needs to respond to the children on their waiting lists. The New Jersey State Association of BBBS Agencies is focused on providing support so each agency can expand services to provide a mentor for every New Jersey child who needs and wants one.
All Stars Project
The All Stars Project (ASP) is a national nonprofit that uses a performance based approach to help tens of thousands of inner-city youth and their families create success in their lives.
As partners, The Garibaldi Group mentors high school students from Newark as part of a summer internship program each year. Students are immersed in daily activities to practice working in a professional environment, assisting the real estate team on site tours and preparing client materials.
Cancer Hope Network
The Cancer Hope Network provide free one-on-one confidential support to all people (patients, family or friends) impacted by cancer, along the entire continuum from diagnosis through survivorship.
CHN provides support by training volunteers who faced similar experiences who are matched to those needing our services.
Each of CHN’s 400+ volunteers is at least one year post-treatment or successfully undergoing maintenance therapies. They have faced more than 80 cancer types and speak 15 languages.
For 35 years, nourish.NJ has enriched the Morristown community with food, support, and friendship, serving countless meals and re-distributing hundreds of thousands of pounds of fresh, healthy produce.
The Garibaldi Group volunteers year-round in the kitchen at The Church of the Redeemer in Morristown. The time spent working in the kitchen has become a rite of passage for our employees, as well as one of the most important team building exercises we do all year.
Jim Garibaldi, CEO, has also spent the last tem years on the Corporate Advisory Board for the kitchen and outreach program, providing both business insight as well as real estate expertise to the organization.
Cookies for Kids Cancer
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer™, a national 501(c)3 non-profit, is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved, & less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S.
Annually, The Garibaldi Group pre-orders holiday gift boxes for each of our clients, with 100% of the profits from the cookies going directly to childhood cancer research.