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30 Leasing and Sales Brokers Under Age 30

JRT is proud to announce that Kristen Morgan has just been named to Commerical Observer’s 30 Under 30 list of Top Leasing Brokers

Kristen Morgan, 25

Director at JRT Realty Group

Kristen Morgan is a director at JRT Realty Group only three years into her time in the industry. She spent most of her college years cold calling alumni, seeking donations for the Rutgers Foundation, and met JRT’s owner, Jodi Pulice, through Pulice’s son, a college friend.

“I told her a little bit about what I had done all throughout college,” Morgan said, “and she said that she didn’t see enough women in the business, and she invited me to intern with her to see if I might like it.”

Clearly, Morgan and real estate were a good fit. In addition to becoming co-chair of Cushman & Wakefield’s Artemis Women’s Group, a network for professional women, Morgan was part of the team representing landlords Taconic Investment Partners, when the New York Stem Cell Foundation took 41,000 square feet at 619 West 54th Street, signing a 20-year lease (rent undisclosed); Vanbarton Group, when it leased 60,000 square feet at 35-37 36th Street at Studio Square in Astoria to WeWork, in a 15-year deal for around $40 per square foot; and Vanbarton again, when it leased 15,500 square feet, via a 10-year lease, to the Joffrey Ballet School at 47-16 Austell Place, known as the Zipper Building (rent undisclosed).

That last deal was a great example of how Morgan got to see her work positively impact a community. “We were really excited to get such a cultural institution to come out to Long Island City,” she said.—L.G.

Compliments of JRT Realty Group – a member of the EACCNY

also published by The Editors