Howard Fertman

Vice President, National Accounts

NAI Mertz
21 Roland Avenue
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
United States
T +1 215 396 2900
M +1 267 252 8011
howard.fertman@naimertz.com

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Specialties

Corporate Services, Industrial

Background & Experience

Howard Fertman is Vice President of National Accounts and focuses on direct outreach to key corporate real estate decision makers of major national and international firms, to assist with requirements both within the NAI Mertz trading region, as well as nationally and abroad, leveraging the resources of NAI Global. Howard has deep roots in the commercial real estate industry with over 20-years’ experience handling corporate industrial special projects in tertiary and highly rural markets across the United States.

Prior to joining NAI Mertz in 2017, he was a member of Hart Corporation’s National Account Division where his scope of work included corporate account management, new business development and project management of multi-state site searches and surplus disposition of larger manufacturing and distribution facilities, with over 15 million square feet in completed sales and leases. In addition to being a tertiary market industrial specialist, Howard has extensive experience marketing and re-positioning specialized industrial properties, including a track record of success selling turnkey manufacturing facilities complete with equipment. Howard also assists corporate clients with industrial property market valuations and advisory services, including real estate optimization advisory provided to ATK, in their capacity as operating contractor of the US Army’s Radford Army Ammunition Plant.

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.”

Education

Temple University, B.A. Biology

Transaction History

  • East Syracuse, NY - 1,700,000 SF
  • East Sherrill, NY - 1,035,000 SF
  • Winnsboro, SC - 626,548 SF
  • Eupora, MS - 585,000 SF
  • Leland, NC - 501,800 SF
  • Graniteville, SC - 453,807 SF
  • North Springfield, VT - 373,799 SF
  • Whitsett, NC - 348,141 SF
  • Kingman, AZ - 305,960 SF
  • Mexico, MO - 288,269 SF
  • Knoxville, TN - 277,525 SF
  • Saint Joseph, MO - 268,000 SF
  • Barnwell, SC - 242,824 SF
  • Muncy, PA - 235,000 SF
  • Duncan, SC - 197,779 SF
  • Elizabethton, TN - 191,520 SF
  • Effingham, IL - 190,938 SF
  • Muncy, PA - 190,800 SF
  • Columbus, KS - 187,178 SF
  • Bowling Green, KY - 184,000 SF
  • Brattleboro, VT - 167,000 SF
  • Burlington, KS - 162,500 SF
  • Barnwell, SC - 161,644 SF
  • Dyersburg, TN - 148,368 SF
  • Peterborough, NH - 144,000 SF
  • Savannah, GA - 142,500 SF
  • Lenoir, NC - 141,432 SF
  • Albemarle, NC - 133,550 SF
  • West Memphis, AR - 130,000 SF
  • Roanoke, VA - 128,795 SF
  • Salem, IL - 126,000 SF
  • Wellford, SC - 124,000 SF
  • Middletown, PA - 103,778 SF

Strategic Clients

  • ATK
  • Bendix
  • Cascades Tissue Group
  • Cavco Industries Inc.
  • Crawford Metal Corporation
  • DAK Americas
  • EFCO Corp
  • ESCO Technologies
  • Gerresheimer
  • Goulston Technologies
  • Grizzly Industrial
  • Kimball Midwest
  • Konica Minolta
  • Krispy Kreme
  • LKQ Corporation
  • Nexans
  • Oldcastle
  • Panasonic
  • Raynor Manufacturing
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • Theragenics Corporation
  • Vishay Intertechnology