Marta Person Villa re-joined CBRE’s Florham Park office in 2022 as Senior Vice President within the firm’s Tri-State Retail Services Group. Ms. Villa possesses over 25 years in the commercial real estate industry and has accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in landlord representation, occupier site selection and investment property acquisition and disposition. Villa enjoys leasing all property types and enhancing their value by properly merchandising the tenant mix. As a tenant rep, Villa has a track record of selecting sites for restaurants, soft and hard goods, medical, daycare, gas/convenience, coffee, auto, wireless and financial tenants. She has represented tenants including Trek Bikes, Container Store, Carvana, Wawa, Wingstop, Burgerim and many more.
Villa leads a strong agency business with clients such as Transformco, SJP Properties, The Prudential Insurance Company of America, and Asset Restructuring as well as many other non-institutional owners.
Prior to real estate Villa had a 17-year career in downtown revitalization and municipal administration. She was a two term President of Downtown New Jersey during which she was credited by NJ Monthly with earning Red Bank the name “Hiptown.” She was also Director of the International Downtown Association, as well as a 25+ year member of International Council of Shopping Centers. Villa has a diverse knowledge of land use and development in New Jersey that benefits her clients. She succeeded in launching the Newark Downtown District and setting up the Clean and Safe program and the Farmer’s Market at Military Park in 1999 that remains a Newark staple. As a real estate professional, she has leased over 50 stores in downtown Newark.
Marta resides in Peapack with her family and enjoys coaching field hockey, figure skating and playing tennis. She is an active member of US Field Hockey and US Figure Skating.