Jay Bernstein, a partner in the John C. Conover Agency credited with helping rejuvenate Asbury Park, N.J., died Sunday in a fall from a ninth-floor fire escape at his condo building.

According to his bio on the brokerage’s website, Bernstein was born in Philadelphia and raised in Wilmington, Del., moving to Asbury Park in 1999. After being made a parnter in Conover, Bernstein “handled most of the new condominium and conversions in Asbury Park, representing over 50 percent of the total yearly sales volume,” his bio says.

With sales “in excess of $100 million,” Bernstein was “one of the leading marketing and sales agents in Asbury Park,” frequently quoted by The New York Times, Bloomberg, TimeOut, Two Rivers Times, Asbury Park Press, The Coaster, Blade and the much beloved Tri City News.

The Asbury Park Press said Bernstein was in his 60s. Police are investigating his death, but “it doesn’t appear that it was anything suspicious,” Capt. Marshawn Love told the paper. Source: app.com

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