On June 11, New Jersey Realtors® held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of the future headquarters on Hamilton Avenue in Trenton. Key legislators, including Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, Senate Republican leader Tom Kean, Jr., and Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick attended the historic event as well as 150 members of the association.
“This was a momentous day for our association,” said New Jersey Realtors® CEO Jarrod C. Grasso. “We are proud we will finally be able to call our state capital home in the near future.”
The 20,000 square foot, three-story building is slated to be finished by the end of 2016. The address — 10 Hamilton Avenue — lies in a redevelopment area and is directly adjacent to the Mercer County Improvement Authority. Floors two and three will host staff from NJ Realtors, along with multiple conference spaces and meeting rooms. There will be a designated web conferencing room equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The roof will lead out to a third-floor observation deck to be used for events, meeting space and much more.
“I am so proud of the direction the association and our membership is headed,” Grasso said. “Our leadership has allowed us to make this leap forward for our membership and invest in a community we believe in. We are proud to be in Trenton and part of the revitalization of this historic community.”
The groundbreaking ceremony was preceded by the association’s annual Realtors® Day in Trenton. Held at Historic Trenton Masonic Temple, more than 175 Realtors® and legislators from around the state gathered for a networking breakfast that featured memorable discussions with key political figures in New Jersey, including District 16 Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, Sen. Tom Kean, Jr., Sen. Steven Oroho, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, and District 20 Assemblyman Jamel Holley.