Charles Applebaum

Legal Counsel
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Charles Applebaum has been engaged in the practice of commercial real estate for over 40 years. His experience includes land use and development, commercial leasing, residential subdivisions, entity formations, mortgage financing and real estate sales and acquisitions. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, has a JD from Rutgers Newark Law School and an LLM in Taxation from New York University Law School.

He was partner for 10 years at a well-known New Jersey law firm specializing in real estate and for 17 years he was general counsel to major commercial real estate developers in New Jersey. For the last 15 years he has conducted a commercial real estate practice as a single practitioner with an office in Raritan Center, Edison, New Jersey.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (“ACREL”) He was also the past chair of the Real Property Division Literature and Publications Committee of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association. He is a past chair of the Real Estate Committee of the Essex County Bar Association. He has been a guest lecturer at the Kislak Real Estate Institute of Monmouth University as well as former adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School- Newark and Seton Hall Law School. Mr. Applebaum has lectured and written articles on various real estate matters during his ongoing career as a lawyer.


As a classic local hands-on operating partner, with deep roots and experience in its marketplace, VREP is known for finding properties with great potential and transforming them into superior assets. The firm then employs its integrated, in-house services to successfully lease and self-manage these projects. Its track record consistently outperforms market conditions across product types and asset classes.


Vision is a fully-integrated commercial real estate investment firm.

Acquisition Criteria

As an entrepreneurial owner with an institutional pedigree, we partner with national and global institutions – and private equity – to pursue value-add, opportunistic, select core and core+ investments across the office, industrial, flex, mixed-use and retail sectors.

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