|Lennard Schwartz-Charles: Owner/Broker
Lennard Schwartz Charles, is highly regarded as one of the brightest real estate professionals in New Jersey. From sales to rentals, residential to commercial, small transactions to large–few if any can match his 30-year career specializing in the Bergen and Hudson County real estate including Fort Lee, Edgewater, Cliffside Park, North Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, Hoboken and Jersey City.
He has developed high profile investor clients in China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, London and Dubai. When times are good or bad, the “big boys” ask “Mr. Smart”.
In the 80’s, he made bulk purchases at Linwood Park, Central Court, The Briarcliff along with liquor licenses and area restaurants. In the early ’90s, he performed workouts with various banks for Chinese investors at Roc Harbour, a luxury waterfront townhouse complex. The same was done at The Park Regency in Cliffside Park, The Atrium Condominiums in Hackensack, and the remaining Grand Cove townhouses in Edgewater from various large US banks.
He saw the potential in Edgewater and purchased most of the property north and south of Route 5 on the west side of River Road, Edgewater, N.J. with a group of investors.
He brokered transactions such as the 75-acre, $18 million Edgewater Commons land sale that brought the Gold Coast its first major shopping center, to the $13,500,000 sale of a Saddle River mansion–the highest residential sale ever recorded by 3 fold at the time according to the New Jersey MLS to Russell and Kimora Simmons, to a prominent music and clothing mogul–show the diversity of his accomplishments.
In the late ’90s, he took over the Promenade, Edgewater, NJ sales office and sold out the project. He rented out Edgewater Towne Centre for Starwood-Heller using the internet as the sole source of information and activity. He sold Fort Lee Plaza twice; leased and created The Dragon Club in Paramus; sold over 14 reputable area restaurants; and represented many developers and investors, including The Barrett Organization at Half Moon Harbour and the Heller Organization.
His professional affiliations include 30 years as a Realtor member of the local Bergen County MLS; President, Commercial Investment Division for the New Jersey Association of Realtors; member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors; and President, Commercial Investment Committee of the Eastern Bergen Board of Realtors.
If you are looking for someone to get the job done look no further.