Hackensack, N.J. - NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service commercial real estate firm, has announced that Steve Pastor, Vice President of NAI James E. Hanson’s Global Supply Chain & Ports/Rail Logistics Practice, has been named the Chair of NAI Global’s 2018 Industrial Council. Pastor has served as the NAI Global Industrial Chair since 2015.

As Vice President of NAI James E. Hanson’s Global Supply Chain & Ports/Rail Logistics Practice, Pastor consults for a range of national clients to create opportunities to optimize their supply chain-oriented real estate assets and portfolios to increase efficiency and profitability. Pastor currently represents Norfolk Southern, Kansas City Southern, and BNSF, which are all Class One Railroads, and assists to streamline their national networks of inland port and port-related real estate assets. Pastor’s depth of experience and straight forward approach to serving his clients has enabled him to become one of the foremost experts and consultants in the industry.

“Steve’s deep experience in all facets of local and global industrial real estate make this a natural role for him,” said Jay Olshonsky, President of NAI Global. “Our professionals will continue to benefit from his expertise and vision and leadership.”

The NAI Global Councils focus on elevating the qualified competency of its professionals and ensuring consistent service delivery across the organization. The Councils are committed to fostering partnership and cooperation among NAI firms through enabling sharing of best practices, including presentations, proposals, documents, collateral, tools and techniques. The Councils work to create value-based programming at meetings and conventions, develop networking forums, and deliver content via web conferences and industry events.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named as the Chair of the NAI Global Industrial Council for the fourth time,” added Pastor. “The growth of e-commerce and the increasingly interconnected nature of national and global commerce has placed a renewed emphasis on the need for strategic real estate consultants who can provide expert counsel to clients on their real estate needs across the world. The NAI Global Industrial Council offers the opportunity for industry experts from across the nation to collaborate and continue to provide the high level of client service that our clients have grown to expect from the NAI network.”