Background & Experience
Howard Fertman has deep roots in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to joining NAI Mertz in 2017, He was a member of Hart Corporation’s national account division where he focused on corporate account management, new business development and project management of industrial site searches and surplus dispositions in tertiary markets across the United States and abroad. Howard brings over 15+ years of experience representing domestic and international clients with over 12 million square feet in completed sales and lease transactions.
Howard joins NAI Mertz as a Vice President of National Accounts and is based out of the firms’ Bucks county office where he is focused on developing new business relationships that exploit the expertise of NAI Mertz as the top office for NAI Global. NAI Mertz has more than 40 professionals in New Jersey, Bucks County, Philadelphia Metro and Eastern Pennsylvania. NAI Global comprises more than 7,000 professionals in over 400 offices managing more than 425 million square feet of space annually. Joining an NAI office affords Howard unmatched coverage in the markets where he has realized prior success.
Dennis Ruetten, Vice President of Operations for Raynor Manufacturing Corporation says, "I've known Howard for many years. Prior to completing our most recent transaction, Howard called on me periodically, on my schedule and at my convenience. His persistence coupled with respect for my own schedule made it very easy to remain connected. During our last transaction Howard was extremely helpful, thorough, and very much in touch with the market. He provided accurate and thoughtful guidance throughout the process. We achieved a transaction that surpassed both my own and our company's expectations. In addition, he made the process enjoyable. I highly recommend Howard."
Michael D. Mahoney, CCIM, FRI, SIOR, and VP/ Canadian Broker says, “Howard recently served as my US counterpart on a sizable and complicated lease renewal transaction in Arizona. He was instrumental in formulating an arrangement that recognized the Landlord’s needs, but more importantly, provided our client with an acceptable market-based rental structure that included redefining various cost elements in the lease. Howard is knowledgeable, organized, attentive to detail and persistent in creating workable solutions to seemingly unresolvable issues.”
Temple University, B.A. Biology