NAI Mertz of PA
350 Laird Street
Suite 110

Wilkes-Barre, PA United States 18702
t(570) 820-7700 m(570) 578-8296 f(570) 820-8280
Steve
Cole
Vice President

Specialties: Industrial

Scope of Service Experience
Industrial Sales and Leasing Specialist.
Background & Experience
Stephen holds his Pennsylvania Real Estate license and is continuing his education in logistics and supply chain management. He has teamed up with David Weaver , NAI Mertz of PA Industrial Specialist, to cover the industrial market.

Stephen is part of the NAI Mertz Energy Services Team. He has worked with companies that are associated with various parts of the energy world, including wind, solar, and natural gas. He also manages the office’s Computer Research Department.

Before joining the NAI Mertz team in 2006, Stephen was an active Pennsylvania National Guard Soldier. Enlisted in 2003, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2006. Stephen served a year deployment to Iraq serving as a team leader and assisted in running the company’s computer network. Upon his return, he was awarded with an Army Commendation Medal, an Army Achievement Medal and a Combat Infantry Badge for hard work and dedication to the mission. Stephen qualified in two skills in the military, one as an Infantryman and the other as a Tank Gunner.
Education
Berks Real Estate Institute
Professional Associations & Designations
• Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Pennsylvania
• Member, NAI Global Industrial Council
• Member, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
• Member, Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry
• Member, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
• Member, Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association
• Member, Penn's Northeast
• Candidate, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)

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Philadelphia Continues to be One of the Top Performing Industrial Markets in the U.S.

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:08:18 +0000
Philadelphia is well-positioned in the Northeast to flourish in the industrial sector in 2017. With a centralized position in the Boston-New York-Washington, D.C. corridor, Philadelphia has capitalized on its superb location to firmly establish itself as a distribution hub leading to sustained positive momentum in all key market sectors. The e-Commerce market has been experiencing

NAI Mertz of PA Inks Over One Million Square Feet in Commercial Sale and Lease Transactions in 2016

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:06:18 +0000
NAI Mertz of PA, a leading full-service commercial real estate firm serving northeastern Pennsylvania, ended 2016 completing over 1,000,000 square feet in industrial, office and retail sale and lease transactions. The NAI Mertz of PA sales team of Dave Weaver, vice president; Steve Cole, sales associate; and Fred Meyer, SIOR, director of corporate services were

NAI Mertz Appointed Exclusive Leasing Agent for Oxford Court Business Center in Langhorne, Pa.

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:51:45 +0000
NAI Mertz, a leading full-service commercial real estate firm serving southern New Jersey and greater Philadelphia, has been awarded an exclusive leasing assignment for Oxford Court Business Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Zena Charokopos, Vice President, is marketing the property on behalf of the owner, Sky Management Services. “Oxford Court Business Center offers a carefully calibrated mix

NAI Mertz Celebrates 35th Year in Business

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 18:45:54 +0000
NAI Mertz, a leading full-service commercial real estate firm serving southern New Jersey and greater Philadelphia, is celebrating its 35th anniversary since Barry Mertz, SIOR, Chief Executive Officer, formed the firm in 1981, with his wife Faye, in Pennsauken, New Jersey. Barry started the company as a commercial real estate brokerage and property management firm

Quick Hits: Interest Rates & Oil Prices

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:09:59 +0000
Last week’s speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen offered some clues about the timing of an interest rate rise. It seems September has become a possibility (50% in my eyes), but this will also be determined by Friday’s August employment number. There appears to be a stable supply of capital from banks, portfolio lenders, and

New Commercial Real Estate Listings – Dec. 18

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 07:27:18 +0000
‘Tis the season for retail! Fittingly we have two new retail listings that can check off every item on the wish list of a retailer – high traffic locations, great visibility, and excellent demographics. Newly Constructed Retail / Office Plaza Address: 364 Berlin Cross Keys Road | Williamstown, NJ A 2,100± SF retail / office suite is available

New Listings: 12/6 – 12/11

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:39:20 +0000
New commercial real estate listings throughout southern New Jersey, greater Philadelphia and northeastern PA this week at NAI Mertz: 56,500 SF Warehouse for Lease Address: 1660 Suckle Highway | Pennsuaken, NJ Broker(s):  Scott Mertz | +856.234.9600 14-38 AC in Hazelton Address: Oak Ridge Rd & Green Mountain Road | Hazle Township, PA Broker(s):  Dave Weaver & Steve Cole | +5700.820.7700 Former Big

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:56:52 +0000
New commercial real estate listings at NAI Mertz this week throughout southern New Jersey and greater Philadelphia: Office/Retail Development Opportunity Address: 1324-1326 N Delaware | Paulsboro, NJ 08066 Broker(s):  Julie Kronfeld & John Brown | +856.234.9600 Office/Flex in Bensalem Address: 984 Bristol Pike | Bensalem, PA 19020 Broker(s): Jeff Licht & Adam Lashner | +1 215.396.2900 Office/Flex in Trevose Address: 210 Andrews Road | Trevose, PA 19053 Broker(s): Jeff

New Listings 11/2 – 11/6

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:25:27 +0000
New commercial real estate listings at NAI Mertz this week throughout southern New Jersey and greater Philadelphia: Office/Retail at Route 38 at Chestnut Street Address: 100 Chestnut Street | Cherry Hill, NJ Broker(s): Jeff Sloan | +856.234.9600 New Availabilities at Eastgate Business Center Address: Gaither Drive | Mount Laurel, NJ Broker(s): Rebecca Ting & Julie Kronfeld | +856.234.9600 120,000 SF Distribution Warehouse Coming Q3 2016 Address: 300 Bordentown-Hedding

New Listings: 10/26 – 10/30

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:48:04 +0000
Downtown Woodbury Office Building for Sale Address: 28 Cooper St | Woodbury, NJ Broker(s): Rebecca Ting & Julie Kronfeld | +856.234.9600 12,000 SF Office Building for Sale or Lease Address: 3140-3160 Tremont Ave | Trevose, PA 19053 Broker(s): Zena Charokopos | +1 215.396.2900 Newly Renovated Warehouse with Fenced Yard for Lease Address: 9105 Collins Avenue | Pennsauken, NJ Broker(s): John Brown & Scott Mertz | +856 234 9600 Medical/Office/Retail
Transaction History
Recent Transactions (in partnership with Dave Weaver):

LEASED Green Mountain Rd | Hazleton, PA 200,000 SF
LEASED Great Valley Blvd | Wilkes-Barre, PA 155,000 SF
LEASED Passan Drive | Wilkes-Barre, PA 150,000 SF*
SOLD Oak Street | Pittston, PA 121,600 SF
SOLD Maplewood Drive | Hazleton, PA 115,000 SF
LEASED Passan Drive | Wilkes-Barre, PA 100,000 SF*
LEASED Oak Ridge Road | Hazleton, PA 88,000 SF
SOLD Scott Street | Wilkes-Barre, PA 70,000 SF
LEASED Stewart Road | Wilkes-Barre, PA 50,000 SF
LEASED Alberigi Drive | Jessup, PA 55,000 SF
LEASED Green Mountain Road | Hazleton, PA 52,000 SF