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Overview/History/Mission/Press/Team

Signature Acquisitions is one of the most active player in the New Jersey suburban office market—
having acquired almost 2 million square feet of class A space in just over two years.

 

We’ve amassed a group of professionals that have a long history in the business. They are committed to making the deal, providing unparalleled property management, identifying the most strategic acquisitions, and helping us improve our assets so that we can proudly own and operate them for many years to come.

We are proud of our recent growth and our private company status and what that means to our tenants. We have the financial strength and stability and the acumen to make smart decisions about regular investments in our properties. In some cases, we are improving existing amenities and in other cases we are adding amenities like cafes, conference spaces and lounges, and fitness facilities.

We also carefully monitor building and mechanical systems and invest in upgrades when necessary to improve performance and efficiency. 

Signature Acquisitions’ predecessor company has had a long history in the real estate industry, having spent 15+ years acquiring, owning, and managing class A properties.  While the company was initially focused on multifamily acquisitions, its principles saw the growth in the retail and office industries and began acquiring those assets.

 

In 2016 Signature Acquisitions was born and has since been very busy – becoming one of the most active buyers in the market. We’ve acquired approximately 2.5 million square feet comprised of primarily class A office parks and single building office assets. We strive to dominate the markets we operate in, positioning ourselves to offer more solutions for the changing needs of our tenants.

 

We strive to dominate the markets we operate in, positioning ourselves to offer more solutions for the changing needs of our tenants.

2002 2012 2016 2017

Inception of the company begins with acquisitions of residential buildings in Brooklyn.

The company’s acquisition strategy focuses on retail shopping centers throughout Mississippi, Michigan, Rhode Island, New York, and Pennsylvania.

The company adopts a new strategic focus – acquisition of office buildings.

Signature Acquisitions was created, started a significant acquisition of single office assets, as well as office campuses, in North and Central New Jersey before expanding into Westchester and Long Island, New York.

Our Mission is simple.

To proudly serve our tenants, no matter how large or small, with personal, best-in-class service, the Signature team of on-site property managers, and the assurance that they are signing a lease with a landlord that that is in it for the long term.

We are active buyers of class A assets in key markets. We make smart, strategic decisions on how and where to invest capital to create premier assets for our tenants.

Nothing is more important than the outstanding relationships we maintain with our tenants, brokers, employees, and colleagues in the industry.

In the Press

Law firm takes 34,000 sq. ft. for new HQ in Cranford, NKF says

-RealEstate NJ

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Basking Ridge Offices at Liberty Corners Trades to Signature Acquisitions

-GlobeSt

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Signature Acquisitions buys CenterPointe portfolio


-CJI USA

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SL Green sells Tarrytown office building for $21M to Signature Acquisitions

-Westfair

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Known as the Hauppauge Office Park, the complex bought by Cranford, N.J.-based Signature Acquisitions

-LIBN

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Signature Acquisition buys 100 Matawan Road in New Jersey for $19.75m

-CIJ USA

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Meet the Team

Eric Zabarkus

Senior Vice President
E-Mail: EZabarkus@signatureacq.com Linkedin Read Bio

Eric joined Signature Acquisitions in January 2017 and brings with him over 20 years of commercial real estate experience focused on acquisitions, financing, and asset management.

To date, Eric has participated in transactions totaling over 14 million square feet with asset value over $2 billion.

Since starting at Signature, Eric has been the point person on the acquisition, due diligence, and financing of four transactions totaling two million square feeet with an asset value of $285 million. Eric is also responsible for the day-to-day asset management of a portfolio in excess of one million square feet.
Eric joined Signature Acquisitions in January 2017 and brings with him over 20 years of commercial real estate experience focused on acquisitions, financing, and asset management.

To date, Eric has participated in transactions totaling over 14 million square feet with asset value over $2 billion.

Since starting at Signature, Eric has been the point person on the acquisition, due diligence, and financing of four transactions totaling two million square feeet with an asset value of $285 million. Eric is also responsible for the day-to-day asset management of a portfolio in excess of one million square feet.

Richard Travaglini

Senior Vice President, Director of Leasing
E-Mail: rtravaglini@signatureacq.com Linkedin Read Bio

Richard joined Signature Acquisitions in 2018 and brings with him over 30 years of real estate experience having represented landlords and some of the state’s most noteworthy corporate tenants. His role at Signature includes leasing and operations. He directs the leasing efforts of our third-party brokers for over one million square feet and is responsible for managing property management and construction management services.
His experience includes time at Rugby Realty, The Carlton Group, and ten years with Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, all in senior leasing and operations roles. Rich’s background also includes over 20 years of expertise in corporate real estate with American Express, PaineWebber, and URS. Throughout his career he has taken on roles in construction management, office consolidation, and leasing, as well as running a property management subsidiary for BlueCross BlueShield of NJ.
Rich is committed to providing value to our tenants. He prides himself on creating long-term relationships by providing excellent service and support throughout each tenants’ occupancy. It is his goal to help every one of his tenants become more efficient, increase their productivity, and evolve as their needs change.
Rich graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural design.
Rich is active in the community as a youth coach for more than 20 years and remains involved in land use planning as a Board Member of the Bedminster Land Use Board. He is also active in church ministries at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bernardsville.

Michael A. MacStudy

Director of Accounting
E-Mail: mmacstudy@signatureacq.com Linkedin Read Bio

Michael joined Signature Acquisitions in April 2018 and brings with him over 24 years of commercial real estate accounting experience with both public and private companies. Michael is responsible for Signature’s accounting department and financial reporting including general ledger, accounts receivable and accounts payable, as well as maintaining the lease administration and accounting software functions. Michael has significant experience in audits, lease audits, and tax filings. Previously he worked for Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and Matrix Development Group in varied accounting roles.

Michael graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Michael is active in the community as a Commissioner of the Two Rivers Reclamation Water Authority, a member of the Oceanport Park’s and Recreation Committee, President of the Oceanport Baseball Association, and has spent more than 20 years as a youth coach

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