Real Estate Professional Mark Forte Joins CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty in Caldwell

Mark Forte

Mark Forte, a REALTOR® specializing in commercial and residential real estate leasing and sales, has joined the CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty Team. Forte, who is also a licensed real estate broker/sales associate, comes to the Caldwell, N.J. real estate agency as a full-time sales associate after several years at Keller Williams in Montclair and Coldwell Banker in Caldwell.

“We are fortunate to bring on such an experienced real estate professional who understands this market and has a long and proven track record,” said John Sass, broker owner of CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest. “We welcome Mark’s award-winning expertise in negotiating both residential and commercial real estate transactions.” Forte is a past recipient of the NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Sales Award®.

A native of Montville and graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, he began his professional life as an electrical engineer with a focus on computer science for many different industries. When he felt ready for a career change about 15 years ago, he thought of real estate.

“I wanted something very different where I could face new and fulfilling challenges,” explained Forte. “Working in technology, I was often in the background but in real estate, I have the opportunity to work with the public and help people directly. It’s hard work but very fulfilling.”

In the commercial real estate realm, Forte works in leasing and sales of office properties as well as medical and industrial buildings throughout northern New Jersey. His residential real estate clients and listings are generally in Essex County and parts of Morris and Passaic counties. He is also a specialist in residential short sales and holds the SFR accreditation for short sales and foreclosures. Among his other certifications, Forte is a certified residential specialist (CRS), seniors real estate specialist (SRES), certified new home specialist (CNHS), accredited buyer representative (ABR), and holds the Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation.

“It’s important to keep up on one’s real estate education and I like that New Jersey mandates continuing education for real estate professionals,” said Forte. “I always pick up something new and by always expanding my knowledge base, I’m able to better serve my clients.”  

As to why he chose CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest, Forte said that, “As a local competitor, Cedarcrest Realty always caught my eye. I admired the way (broker owner) John Sass managed his office and nurtured his team. After meeting John, I knew it was a good fit.”

CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty, located at 460 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell, handles residential and commercial real estate throughout northern New Jersey with a specialty in Essex County. To learn more, visit


About CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty, Inc.
Located at 460 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell, N.J., CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty, Inc. (Cedarcrest Realty) works with property buyers and sellers throughout northern New Jersey, including Morris, Essex, Passaic, and Bergen counties. Under the guidance of broker/owner John Sass, nearly 70 real estate agents and REALTORs® work in both residential and commercial real estate. In 2018, CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty was designated a Certified Commercial Specialist by CENTURY 21 Real Estate LLC. The brokerage has won multiple CENTURY 21 awards for service and production and among its agents are some of the region’s top producers.

About John Sass

John Sass joined the CENTURY 21® Real Estate System as a real estate associate in 1983, advanced to management in 1987 and became broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty in 2009. Sass is a licensed broker in the State of New Jersey and a graduate of the REALTOR® Institute (GRI).

Source: Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty


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