NJBop, a commercial real estate investment trust that helps companies and small businesses grow and thrive, has hired commercial affairs lawyer and former director of public affairs for the Office of the Attorney General Eric Davidson to serve as the corporation’s new commercial division director, according to the company’s website.
The appointment of Davidson is one of several changes made to the division, which is also known as the Commercial Division, according a NJBopa press release.
The division currently has about 25 employees, including Davidson, who will report to the executive director of the division.
The division was created in 2012 as part of a $30 million deal between the state of New Jersey and private companies to purchase commercial real property.
The company, which was founded by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, currently operates nearly 200 properties in New Jersey.
Davidson, formerly director of real estate for Christie’s administration, was the director of that office from July 1, 2016 until April 1, 2017.
The news comes less than two weeks after Davidson resigned as the director, citing “personal issues,” according to a NJBA spokesperson.
In a statement on Monday, Davidson said, “I have no regrets about the decision to leave the office in April.
I will always be grateful to have served in such an important position in New Jersy.”
The statement said Davidson will serve as a “volunteer and supporter of the office,” and will be paid a “reasonable” amount of money.