In 2015 John G. Udell was appointed President of the Weichert Development Company. In October of 2001, Mr. Udell was appointed President of Weichert Commercial Brokerage, Inc.
In 1995 Mr. Udell merged Metland Properties Group Inc. with Weichert New Homes and Land Co., Inc. As President, he expanded this company to provide New Homes and Land Sales and Management into eight states. He continues to oversee the three companies. The combined annual sales volume is in excess of $1 billion.
From 1992 to 1995 Mr. Udell was President of Metland Properties Group Inc., an affiliated company of Weichert Realtors. He oversaw this company, which provided consulting and construction services and brokered distressed assets. He handled portfolios containing 1-30 assets. The following is a sample listing of clients: RTC, FDIC, First Fidelity, NatWest, Midlantic National Bank and Carteret Savings. From 1990 to 1992 he consulted and/or completed projects for 10 leading Institutions. His in-depth knowledge of the diverse and complex obstacles in real estate development, syndication, financing and disposition procedures had been acquired throughout his extensive real estate career.
In 1985, Mr. Udell became associated with one of the nation’s leading land developers and home builders of New Jersey, California and Virginia. He later became a principal of the company. From 1987 until his departure in 1990, the company’s annual sales revenues exceeded $100 million and was among the nation’s top 100 builders. He has been involved nationally in real estate development and analysis acquiring, developing and disposing of real property valued in excess of $500,000,000. He has acquired and supervised development companies in New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC metropolitan markets.
- Advanced organization to Professional Builder Magazine’s #105 of Top 400 Housing Giants
- Recognized, by Business Journal of New Jersey as New Jersey’s #6 Fastest-Growing Company
- Noted as Inc. Magazine’s #143 Fastest Growing Private Company
- Expanded development activities from 4 counties to NJ, PA, CA, DC Metro Market
From 1980 to 1985, Mr. Udell was a member of the Million Dollar Sales Club, and in 1985 became a President’s Club member. During this period, he also managed a land development division for one of the New York metropolitan area’s largest real estate companies. Award for Legislature
Mr. Udell has been active in professional organizations within the real estate industry. He has been in real estate his entire career, which began in 1978. He became a broker in 1981. He is a Life Director of the Community Builders Association and Past Member of The Committee on the Highlands/Skylands. He is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA); Community Builders Association of New Jersey (CBA); North Central Jersey Association of Realtors; National Association of Realtors (NAR); a New Jersey Registered Builder and Vice Chairman of the Chester Township Zoning Board of Adjustment. In 1998 he was inducted into the Johnson State College Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2006 he received the Outstanding Alumni Award. Udell is the recipient of the 2004 Founders Award from the Community Builders Association.
He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont. Upon graduation, he became a sales agent specializing in land sales and development.
Mr. Udell was raised in a family active in real estate, land development, brokerage and building. Mr. Udell resides in Chester, New Jersey, with his wife, Marlene and his daughters Natalie and Aubree.