JB (Jeff) Schwartzberg, Premier Commercial Real Estate, Co-Founder and Managing Principal

JB (Jeff) Schwartzberg, Premier Commercial Real Estate, Co-Founder and Managing Principal

JB (Jeff) Schwartzberg, co-founder and managing principal at Premier Commercial
Real Estate, has developed a vast background and proven track record in commercial
real estate spanning over three decades.

Jeff brings that knowledge to Premier, leading its’ day-to-day business operations. He is widely recognized in the industry as one of Long Island’s Top
commercial real estate professionals.

Before becoming a full-time broker, Jeff enjoyed a successful and extensive 20-year career, holding several key senior executive positions in the defense industry with Sperry/ Unisys/Loral/Lockheed Martin Corporations.

This was followed by several years as a senior investment officer at First Industrial
Realty Trust, a Chicago-based REIT, which acted as a natural springboard for his brokerage career.

Immediately prior to creating Premier in 2013, Jeff spent more than a decade with Colliers
International, ultimately rising to the position of senior executive director, Industrial Properties-Long Island.

While there, he was honored with a “Person of the Year” award. He has also been named a Co-Star “Power Broker” every year. He has participated in industrial property sales and leases involving millions of square feet, representing owners, buyers, and tenants.

Premier has been a complete success story unto itself for a number of reasons, including the receipt of several industry awards from Co-Star and The Long Island Business News, such as “Top Commercial Real Estate Firm” and the years’ “Largest Commercial Real Estate Transactions.”

In 2023, Jeff was honored & received Long Island Business News’ most prestigious award, “Top Commercial Broker on Long Island.”

Jeff and his partner are often tapped by various commercial real estate industry leaders for their in-depth knowledge of the local market, their problem-solving skills and their views on future trends. But most importantly is Premier’s philosophy as a small boutique firm.

As Jeff likes to say, “We are easy to do business with, and we dedicate our personal attention to each and every client as if their issues are ours.”

A well-respected and active member of the commercial real estate brokerage community, Jeff was a long-time member of the board of directors of Long Islands’ Commercial Industrial Brokers Society and in fact, served eight years on its executive board, ultimately becoming its president, a position that he held for two years.

Today he sits on the advisory committee to the board.

He also earned membership in the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, of which he is a former member in good standing.

One of Jeff’s additional noteworthy and proud accomplishments is earning status as a certified New York State instructor of continuing education for real estate professionals.

Community-minded, he served for 14 years as a village official in the Village of Roslyn Estates, initially serving as chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals and ultimately being elected for three consecutive terms (receiving 99% of votes) as village mayor.

Jeff also served for 17 years on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, including several terms as chairperson.

Today, he is an active member of the organization’s “Board Emeritus.” Jeff is currently an advisory board member of New Ground, a non-profit organization that provides assistance
to families and veterans caught in a cycle of homelessness.

Jeff is honored and proud to be a product of The Bronx (aka, “Da Bronx”).

He earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Queens College and holds an MBA in financial management from Iona College.

Today, Jeff lives on the water in Massapequa, where he enjoys spending time with his family and admiring the beauty of Long Island’s Great South Bay while relaxing in
his rear yard or on his boat.

Jeff can also often be found at the many “car enthusiast’ gatherings that occur regularly throughout Long Island.

He is not only a “Bronx Guy” but also a “Corvette Guy.”

He is proud of his accomplishments and is always eager to share his knowledge and expertise with his clients and customers.

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