Realty Group, LLC was established in 2009 by Zeynep “Z” Ekemen, New Jersey’s only woman-owned full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in Investment Sales, Real Estate Development, Industrial Properties, Built-to-Suit Leases and National Tenant Representation. We currently represent a portfolio totaling over 4 million square feet of commercial space in the Tri-State Area as well as Florida.

Z Realty Group is confidently familiar with value-add and opportunistic investments; with all asset classes, such as multifamily, hospitality, office, shopping centers, single-tenant retail, and industrial. Clients know they can consistently count on Z Realty Group to deliver superior results that maximize the value of their commercial property assets. The firm provides a relationship-driven approach to structuring and marketing properties.

“The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.”

-John D. Rockefeller

We are structured into three entities:

Z Realty Group, LLC
Offering full-service retail brokerage operations.

Z Group Partners Development, LLC

Specializing in creating extraordinary retail environments.

Z Group Opportunity Fund, LLC

Offering individually tailored retail property solutions and specializing in acquisitions of distressed properties and value added opportunities.

We operate based on two key principles:

Working in partnership and sharply focusing on client goals. Our brokers consistently exceed client expectations with their unparalleled work ethic.

Our dedicated professionals work tirelessly to deliver the results you need in commercial real estate. We bring the spirit of partnership to each assignment and we are dedicated to producing consistent deals that are best suited for our partners in each assignment. Our integrity, work ethic and demonstrated commercial expertise will maximize the value of your property.

Client Focus
Our integrated companies provide clients with unequaled expertise in commercial real estate property solutions. We focus on being the most trusted partner you can have when investing in, developing or leasing commercial property assets. Our professionals work to consistently exceed owners’ expectations.

The Founder

Zeynep “Z” Ekemen, President & Founder
Zeynep Z Ekemen Zeynep “Z” Ekemen is the Managing Principal and the Broker of Record for Z Realty Group, LLC. She encompasses a broad and diverse knowledge in commercial real estate, franchising and accounting. In her 5+ year career, Z has successfully negotiated numerous investment sales, industrial / retail leases and built-to-suit developments with an aggregate value in excess of $55 million. Z has a strong working relationship with a diverse client list of national and international developers and investors. Z strives to grow her business by always making the client’s needs and objectives her primary goal.

Z has built her company on honesty, professionalism and hard work and passes on this same philosophy to her entire organization. It is her vision that has driven her company to its top ranking. As in the words of Colin Powell, Z truly believes that there are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Prior to starting her own company she was a Managing Partner in Cup It Food; a franchise concept based on small point of sale kiosks located in shopping centers, amusement parks, exhibition center, theaters and stadiums. In this position, Z was directly responsible for acquiring retail space, negotiating leases, site selection, construction and full franchising operations. Her keen inside knowledge of the franchising world now gives Z the ability to understand both sides of the table to get any transaction done. As she express’ “Making sure all parties – buyers and sellers – walk away from the table happy. Maintaining integrity and honesty along with professionalism and expertise is a must. The needs of your clients must always come first before your commission”.

A graduate of Pace University with a degree in Accounting, Z also holds a Master of Business Administration degree.

Z is also a Restaurant Critic with a weekly running editorial column.

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