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Distinctions Include Top Leasing Deal, Overall Production and Team Support

July 06, 2020

Florham Park, N.J. – Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces four members of its New Jersey office were recognized nationally for their exceptional performance in 2019. The honorees include Partner and City Leader James Postell, Managing Directors Matt McDonough and Dan Ligorner, and Director of Research Matthew Dolly.

“At Transwestern, we set the bar high for our team members, and they consistently go above and beyond for our organization and for our clients,” said Tom Lawyer, President of Transwestern Real Estate Services. “It is our honor to showcase their talents and achievements. I am proud to have each of them as part of the Transwestern family.”

Postell, McDonough and Ligorner were honored with the Top Deal – Owner Advisory award for securing a 147,215-square-foot headquarters lease with Celularity at 170 Park Ave. in Florham Park, New Jersey. After substantial capital improvements to the property led by Transwestern, the campus experienced impressive leasing activity, leading to the Celularity transaction – the largest office lease in the state during first quarter 2019.

Additionally, McDonough was named to Transwestern’s coveted Champions’ Club for his transaction volume in 2019: 17 transactions totaling 327,667 square feet and $105 million in aggregate value. The recipients inducted into the Champions’ Club are the firm’s top brokerage professionals from around the country, who not only had strong production and revenue generation but also demonstrate an unwavering commitment to serving clients.

Transwestern also annually recognizes outstanding team members with Presidents’ Awards for teamwork and contributions to advance the firm’s culture of legendary service. This year, Dolly was honored with the Team Support award for his ongoing national research support, continued contributions as a marketing and media relations advocate, and development of the firm’s Elite Eleven industrial reports.

“These recognitions are a testament to the diligence, dedication and hard work of the team we have established here in New Jersey,” said Postell. “As we have continued to expand our operations in New Jersey, I’m immensely proud of the tremendous accomplishments of our professionals and their commitment to provide outstanding service to our clients.”

About Transwestern Real Estate Services

Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types through a comprehensive perspective and by providing solutions grounded in sound market intelligence. Part of the Transwestern companies, the firm applies a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Occupier Solutions, Capital Markets, and Research & Investment Analytics.

The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. An integrated approach formed from fresh ideas drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, investment management and opportunistic programs for high-net-worth investors. The firm operates through 34 U.S. offices and global alliances with BNP Paribas Real Estate and Devencore. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

Media Contacts:

Amanda Ferraro

Tom Lawyer


Houston, Texas

(972) 774-2522

Jim Postell

Partner - City Leader

Florham Park, New Jersey

(973) 947-9201

Matt McDonough

Managing Director

Florham Park, New Jersey

(973) 947-9203

Dan Ligorner

Managing Director

Florham Park, New Jersey

(973) 947-9241

Matt Dolly

Director of Research - NJ

Florham Park, New Jersey

(973) 947-9244