Jeff Brown is Vice Chairman, President, and Co-owner of NFI, a premier integrated supply chain solutions provider. Joining the company in 1981, Jeff oversees the NFI real estate and global logistics operations.
NFI, founded in 1932, provides global supply chain solutions and has locations across North America. Its suite of solutions consists of warehousing and distribution, dedicated transportation, brokerage, transportation management, drayage, global logistics, intermodal, and real estate.
Today, NFI employs more than 12,600 associates across the globe with over 300 locations throughout North America. NFI’s dedicated operations is made up of more than 3,000 trucks and 12,500 trailers, while its drayage operations leverages the services of 1,500 owner operators. The company’s warehouse and real estate portfolio consists of approximately 50 million sq. ft. NFI has experienced over 12 consecutive years of top line growth, generating over $2 billion in yearly revenue.
With over 65 years of experience as an owner and developer of industrial and commercial real estate, NFI leverages its unique operational expertise to create a better model for real estate development. Jeff leads NFI’s real estate operations which has experienced an enormous amount of growth with more than 12 million sq. ft. of owned real estate space, and continues to expand as the company invests in this critical component of supply chain. The real estate team of over 25 members is responsible for services including construction, land development, property management, transportation analysis, and incentives procurement. From customized build-to-suits to leasing an existing building in its portfolio, NFI specializes in providing state-of-the-art facilities that maximize flexibility and future expansion opportunities.
NFI has been recognized for its various real estate projects, including the Industrial Deal of the Year Award by the NJ Chapter of NAIOP in recognition of two build-to-suit projects developed on behalf of Subaru of America and Express Scripts Holding Company. NFI was also named a New Jersey Business & Industry Association New Good Neighbor Award Winner for NFI Park at Florence Crossings.
Further, Jeff spearheads NFI’s global logistics team, expanding the organization’s international reach and helping customers streamline their domestic and international operations. As a dynamic ocean and air freight forwarder, NFI’s customized solutions offer customers capacity for a seamless global supply chain. The global logistics team also provides customers with access to tailored track and trace technology, market leading rates, and a dedicated account management team for personalized service and reliability.
Jeff serves on a number of boards including the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, Cooper Hospital Foundation, Kimmel Center, and New Jersey Motor Truck Association. Jeff graduated from the University of Miami, where he also serves on the University of Miami Real Estate Advisory and is a member of the University of Miami’s President’s Council, an advisory group of alumni invited to participate by the university president. Jeff previously served on the board of Sun Bancorp and the Katz Jewish Community Center. Jeff also pioneered NFI’s partnership with the Philadelphia 76ers as a Founding Partner of the team’s new training complex.
Jeff and his wife, Tracy, reside in Cherry Hill, NJ and have three children, Nicole, Josh, and Steven.