Company Information

40 Years in Business

Retail Real Estate is our only Business
Since 1976, the company has served a wide range of local, regional and national developers, while also delivering top-quality real estate representation to retail and restaurant chains that want to expand into the fast-paced New Jersey market.
From its beginnings, the company has offered property owners a full range of services covering the leasing and sales of both new and existing centers – services that grew to include highly professional guidance on site selection and development. Activity is concentrated on neighborhood, community, lifestyle and power centers ranging in size from 10,000 square feet to 800,000 square feet.

Mission Statement:

To be the best retail real-estate brokerage company, serving the needs and exceeding the requirements and expectations of a select group of demanding tenants and landlords.

A personalized, highly targeted and professional approach that places client satisfaction first sets R.J. Brunelli & Co. apart from the competition:

Targeted focus.
Because New Jersey is its primary geographic market and retail real estate its only business. R.J. Brunelli & Co.’s in-depth knowledge of the state’s retail marketplace is second to none.

Experienced industry professionals.
R.J. Brunelli’s talented professionals live and breathe retail real estate. In addition to their years on the brokerage end of the business, many members of the R.J. Brunelli team joined the firm after lengthy careers with shopping center development companies and major national and regional retail chains. Simply stated, R.J. Brunelli & Co. offers superior service because its associates and managers have their fingers on the pulse of the retail market. They look forward to putting their retail real estate expertise to work for you.

  • Richard J. Brunelli

    Rich founded the firm bearing his name in 1976 and built it into the state’s leading specialist in retail real estate. While directing the activities of a staff that has grown markedly over the years, he continues to work personally with many leading retailers and developers on a variety of projects. Rich is also a former Chairman of Realty Resources, a nationwide organization leading regional retail real estate brokerages. Additionally, he lectures on retail real estate at the Monmouth University Real Estate Institute.

  • Danielle R. Brunelli-Albrecht

    Danielle received her real estate license at 18, and in 2003 graduated from Monmouth University with a degree in Marketing. In the past Danielle has worked representing landlords, pre-leasing several mixed use developments including but not limited to Washington Town Center in Robbinsville and Plainsboro Village in Plainsboro. She currently concentrates on tenant representation work and exclusively represents Dollar Tree in all of New Jersey, Corner Bakery in 7 counties in Central and Northern NJ, Burger Fi in all of NJ, Sally Beauty in Central and Northern NJ, Massage Envy and European Wax Center in Central NJ. Danielle attended her 14th Vegas ICSC show this past May. She is married and the proud mother of twins, Ariella and Aksel.

  • Ron DeLuca

    Following a successful career as a marketing, sales and business management executive for Fortune 100 companies, Ron brought his entrepreneurial spirit and strategic thinking skills to R.J. Brunelli in 1996 as a part-time technology and research consultant. Since joining the firm full time, Ron has distinguished himself with his high energy approach to sales and tenant representation programs. His dedicated approach to value-added relationships has resulted in his successful approach to managing and retaining both large and small account programs.

  • William A. Lenaz

    Ranked as the #1 dealmaker at R.J. Brunelli & Co., Bill owned Eaglerock Realty before joining the firm in 1998. He brought with him 10 years of experience in retail real estate, with a successful track record representing landlords and tenants on sites in high-traffic, regional retail areas.

  • Carl J. Minue

    Carl, who joined R.J. Brunelli & Co. in 1984, has always focused on tenant and landlord representation. For many years, he was responsible for the firm’s highly regarded annual Retail Vacancy Survey, which covered over 53 million square feet of space in central and northern New Jersey.

  • Michael Murphy

    Michael rejoined RJ Brunelli & Co., LLC in 2017 after serving from 2006 – 2012 as a Senior Sales Associate following a distinguished 34-year career in shopping center leasing and International store development. In a career now spanning five decades, his employers and clients have regularly benefitted from his reputation as a high-energy strategist and implementer, as well as his long-term, personal relationships with senior-level decision-makers at the nation’s leading shopping center and retail companies. Michael is initially focused on representing the Company’s restaurant, food and food service clients in his home state of Pennsylvania.

  • Patti Fiore-AmecAngelo

    Patricia joined R.J. Brunelli & Co., LLC in the summer of 2013, bringing 14 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience in the Fitness Industry as an owner/operator. She focuses on both landlord and tenant representation. Patricia currently represents three national retailer accounts which were obtained by her perseverance and dealmaking skills.

  • Joseph Amecangelo

    Joseph joined R.J. Brunelli & Co. in 2013 bringing 20+ years of business experience to the company’s already high-powered professional team. Joseph owned and operated five health clubs over the past 20 years and successfully sold each of them (all of which are still in business). Receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Villanova University, his Master's Degree from the United States Sports Academy, and completing his internship at Yale University, Joseph knows the value of hard work and persistence. He is an expert at taking a deal to the finish line.

  • Alan Gott

    Alan has been in commercial real estate since the mid 1980s. He was with RJ Brunelli & Company from 1988 to 2001, and rejoined us in September 2013. Alan has completed many noteworthy transactions, and is known for his ability to follow up.

  • Martin Yaged

    Marty joined R.J. Brunelli & Co. in 1998, bringing 32 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience in the business machines field, including Divisional President of Northern Business Machines. His salesmanship and canvassing skills are admired by all who know him.

  • John Lenaz

    John joined the firm in 2004, bringing over 25 years of professional sales and sales management experience. Combining extensive negotiating skills with patience and perseverance, he brings all the elements necessary to serve the interests of both tenants and landlords.

  • Mario Brunelli

    Mario has been with RJ Brunelli & Company since 2005, working as a Market Research Analyst and then earning his New Jersey and Florida Real Estate licenses. In the past Mario has worked with both developers and investors of triple net properties. One of his main clients is ARC Properties. Mario is well experienced in finding developable properties for commercial/retail use. Mario also handles the sale of NN and NNN properties throughout NJ. Mario is currently working with multiple investors for 1031 exchanges.

  • Ashley Davidson

    Ashley joined RJ Brunelli & Co., LLC in the fall of 2015. She is a positive go-getter who brings her success in sales and marketing to the table in the commercial real estate world. She has received her Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Howard University. Ashley is proud to be a part of the RJ Brunelli & Co., LLC family and strives to exceed expectations in all she does.

  • Pete Nicholson

    Pete joined the company in 2016, and brings over 30 years of sales and management experience in the real estate and chemical industries, including the 17 years as a broker with Metro Commercial Real Estate, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, representing landlords and tenants on leases and sales. He has completed leases with a total revenue consideration of over $300 million for more than 200 tenants, including Home Depot, Stop & Shop, LA Fitness, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Walgreens, TD Bank, and Chase Bank. Pete has a Chemical Engineering degree and is a graduate of the Wharton Advanced Management Program, both of which complement his work in the development, management and finance of real estate.

  • Peter Weissbrod

    Peter joined the company in the Fall of 2015. He has been involved in New Jersey retail, commercial and industrial real estate for over 25 years. Combining extensive marketing knowledge and negotiating skills, Peter brings the management expertise and market knowledge to consummate successful transactions. He recently managed the commercial division of another brokerage firm as its President, and prior to that, he constructed over 300 new multi-family homes. He is a redevelopment specialist focused on value, new site development and adaptive re-use. Also, as a former owner of Linda’s Chicken, and Vice President of Charlie Browns, and the Office Restaurant Group, Peter brings an extensive knowledge of restaurant site selection operations, franchising, and dealmaking to the Company. He has a successful track record in representing retailers and owners, transactional analysis and client services. Peter has an MBA and resides in Scotch Plains with his wife Linda.