Bergman Real Estate Group opened its doors in 1988 when Jerry Bergman and oldest son, Steven Bergman, embarked on their Houston Acquisition Program. Working with one individual investor partner over a 3-year period, Bergman assembled a portfolio of 10 garden apartments comprising 3,500 units and two office buildings totaling 300,000 SF in Houston, Texas valued at over $65,000,000.
In 1991, youngest son, Michael Bergman joined the family business to spearhead the firm’s leasing and marketing activities, and to expand the company through new acquisitions.
Upon liquidating its Houston investments in 1994, the Company launched its New Jersey Office Acquisition Program in 1995. Since then, the company has successfully acquired and managed over 26 office properties comprising 3 million SF with both institutional and individual financial partners, including two properties in Columbus, Ohio.
In 2014, the company formed Garden State Office Properties (“GSOP”) to further expand its strategic focus of buying value-add office buildings at deeply discounted prices.