Larken Associates, a regional leader in commercial and residential real estate building, development and management, announces that President and CEO David Gardner has been named to the NJBIZ 2021 Real Estate Power 50 list. Selected annually, the NJBIZ Real Estate Power 50 list recognizes New Jersey’s most powerful real estate executives and municipal leaders and celebrates their vision and leadership.
Named to the list for the second consecutive time, Gardner was recognized for his leadership in managing Larken Associates’ significant growth over his tenure at the helm of the second-generation real estate company. Under Gardner’s leadership, the firm’s far-reaching portfolio has grown to encompass more than three million square feet of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use space home to over 900 tenants. In addition, Gardner has shepherded the growth of Larken Associates’ Larken Living residential portfolio to now encompass over 2,600 owned and managed residential rental units across 23 unique communities.
Deeply involved with all facets of Larken Associates’ work, Gardner’s formidable leadership presence has ensured the firm’s properties can be places where businesses and families alike can flourish. Driven by a commitment to integrity, reliability, and maintaining the highest standards in all of Larken Associates’ development and management work, Gardner has led the continued growth and stability of Larken’s diverse commercial and residential portfolios in recent years. With a robust development pipeline consisting of 2,357 multifamily units and 217,129 square feet of commercial space in the works, Gardner’s leadership will continue to power Larken Associates as it strategically expands its footprint in the years to come.
“David’s steadfast dedication to the success of Larken Associates has not only allowed our firm to grow substantially but has also helped foster a truly meaningful impact on the many communities in which we work,” said Lenny Tartamella, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Larken Associates. “His leadership style displays a unique level of commitment to both the tenants we serve and the hardworking employees of the firm. Working both for and with David is inspiring, and his unquestionable contributions to the growth of our firm deserve the highest level of recognition. Congratulations, David on being awarded this great honor for the second time.”
About Larken Associates
Larken Associates is a regional leader in commercial and residential real estate building, development and management. Leveraging over 50 years of experience, they are dedicated to bringing great spaces to live and work to life through a long-term ownership strategy and full suite of in-house capabilities. With a diverse commercial portfolio consisting of nearly three million square feet and 800 tenants across office, industrial, retail and mixed-use and approximately 2,000 owned and/or managed residential rental units across 22 unique communities, Larken Associates is deeply committed to the communities in which they work as well as the tenants and residents who call their buildings home. To learn more about Larken Associates, please visit us at https://www.larkenassociates.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.