Tri State Team

John Montagna

John Montagna co-founded Tri State Commercial, Inc. in 1995 and is a Principal in the firm. John has over 30 years of experience in retail/commercial brokerage. Prior to joining Tri State, he spent seven years as a Vice President at Remax Commercial. His expertise includes tenant representation for retailers; land acquisition for retailers and retail developers; anchor tenant leasing; landlord representation and trade area analysis. John has been responsible for numerous high-profile New Jersey retail transactions, including the sale of nearly 40 acres to Benderson Development in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, the sale of 58 +/- acres in Freehold, New Jersey to Developers Diversified Realty which consists of a Wal Mart and Sam’s Club along with 200,000 additional square feet. John has completed over 85 leases and sales with Drug Store Chains including CVS, Eckerd Drug and Former Thrift Drug, Rite Aid, and Drug Fair. Other tenant representation assignments are highlighted by retailers such as PC Richard + Son, Jenny Craig Weight Loss Centers, Golf Day, Woodworkers Warehouse, disposition of Stop + Shop/Mayfair Supermarkets properties. John is one of the most active retail brokers in the New Jersey market having sold hundreds of acres of retail land in New Jersey in numerous transactions, and completed over 1,100 lease and sale transactions.

Gregory Sobol

Gregory Sobol is co-founder of Tri State Commercial and Broker of Record, has 30 years experience specializing in retail leasing, tenant representation, the sale of shopping centers, as well as land for shopping center development. He has represented several major landlords, and consummated deals with hundreds of well known retailers. Some of the tenants Gregory has done deals with are, Walmart, Sams, CVS Pharmacy, P.C. Richard, Staples, Wendy’s, Mc Donalds, Pep Boys, and Shop Rite. He is tenacious, and once he starts a project, he does not stop until it is successfully leased or sold. Before founding Tri State Commercial, Inc. with John Montagna in 1995, Gregory was with the Evergreen Agency for seven years, and held the title of Director of Retail.

Darrin S. Hiban

Darrin S. Hiban has been with Tri State Commercial, Inc. since 2000 and involved in commercial real estate for 20 years. As a Partner with Tri State Commercial, he is the Director of Retail Brokerage Services. He has successfully closed transactions with such retailers as CVS, Stop and Shop, Sun Bank, Pathmark, JP Morgan Chase , Bank of America New York, Community Bank , HSBC, Amboy Bank, Kiddie Academy, Blockbuster, Verizon, ATT, T-Mobile, Crib & Teen City Furniture, Pep Boys, Dunkin Donuts, UPS, Raceway Gas, Quick Check, Exxon, Sunoco, TD Bank, Vitamin Shop, Subway, Wendy’s, HSBC, Rite Aid, Sonic, 7-11, Marty’s Shoes, Ryan Auto Group, Applebees, Advance Auto, Sleepy’s, Harmon Beauty Supply, National Wholesale Liquidators, Prudential, Cold Stone Creamery, Pollo Tropical, Buy Rite Liquor, among others. Darrin also represents numerous landlords and property owners throughout the NJ region, totaling over 400,000 square feet of retail space. Prior to joining Tri State Commercial, Inc., Darrin served as a Director of Retail Leasing with Renaissance Properties, a leading retail real estate firm, where he was responsible for developing accounts with some of the nation’s top household name retailers. Darrin is a member of the ICSC and is a graduate of Rutgers University. Darrin resides in Marlboro, NJ with his wife, Hope, and their two children.