JOEL E. GERSTEN
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Mobile (631) 770-0700 ext. 6353

CAREER SUMMARY:

Mr. Gersten began his real estate career in 1957 as a representative of an owner of Mill properties in Lawrence, MA and Patchogue, NY.  He received his real estate brokerage license in 1959 and was one of the founding partners of a brokerage firm which specialized in industrial and commercial real estate throughout the Nassau and Suffolk County areas of New York.

After a sojourn as International Sales Manager for the largest Export Packing firm on the East Coast, he joined Island Realty in 1994 as a Vice President/Associate Broker, concentrating on office and industrial properties.

EXPERIENCE:
  • 2008 – Present: Metro Realty Services, LLC
  • 2003 – 2008: Managing Director/Office Manager, Grubb & Ellis New York, Inc.
  • 1998 – 2002: Managing Director, Grubb & Ellis New York, Inc.
  • 1994 – 1997: Vice President, Island Realty
  • 1978 – 1993: International Sales Manager – Brooklyn Steel Warehouse Company
  • 1965 – 1977: Partner, Penguin Realty Company, Inc.
  • 1960 – 1964: Senior Broker, Greiner-Maltz Real Estate Company
  • 1957 – 1959: Real Estate Representative – Patchogue-Plymouth Corporation
EDUCATION:

Mr. Gersten is a graduate of Harvard College; attended Columbia Law School, the Bernard M. Baruch School of Business, and holds a Masters Degree in Psychological Counseling from C.W. Post.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Mr. Gersten was President of the Industrial and Commercial Brokers Society (I.C.B.S.), a forerunner of the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island (C.I.B.S.).

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Mr. Gersten was active with the Harvard Alumni Committee of Long Island for over 20 years and Commissioner of the Allenwood Little League in Great Neck for 4 years.

CLIENTS REPRESENTED:

Mutual of Omaha, Met Life, IBM, GMAC, National City Mortgage, H&R Block, Neurological Surgery, P.C.

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