OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (11/18/15}-Veteran real estate and hospitality industry executive Peter Weissbrod has joined R.J. Brune IIi & Co., LLC as a sales associate and restaurant specialist.

Weissbrod brings over 30 years of experience in the real estate and hospitality industries to his

new position at the Old Bridge-based retail real estate brokerage, including a special emphasis during the

last 16 years on mixed-use redevelopment projects and multi-family developments.

He comes to R.J. Brunelli & Co. from Jordan Baris Realtors, West Orange, N.J., where he served

as President of the firm’s Commercial Division, managing a team of commercial realtors marketing

mixed-use, retail, multi-family, and investment properties. Prior to that, from 1999 to 2011, Weissbrod

was Managing Partner/President of Cranford, N.J.-based Summit Developers, where he managed all

facets of the ground-up construction and sales of270 multi-family homes under redevelopment

agreements with the cities ofNewark, N.J. and Baltimore, Md.

While at Jordan Baris and Summit, Weissbrod’s roles ranged from property leasing and sales, to

asset management, project design and construction, due-diligence, and marketing.

In the hospitality arena, Weissbrod was Founder and President of Linda’s Diversified Holdings, a

Westfield, N.J.-based regional rotisserie chicken chain. In that capacity, he managed franchise

development and construction of 11 restaurants. Previously, he was Vice President/Director of Real

Estate for Charlie Brown’s/The Office Restaurant Group, in New York, where he managed real estate

assets, construction, and capital projects for the casual themed chains.

“With his background as an entrepreneur and senior executive in the real estate brokerage,

development and hospitality industries, Peter brings a wide range of important experience to our firm,”

said Danielle Brunelli, President. “In particular, his years of experience in directing all phases of

mixed-used redevelopment projects and multi-family housing developments will be of great value to·our

clients. These would include commercial developers seeking sites for large-scale, mixed-used projects or

multi-family developers looking to add retail or restaurants to their sites.”

A resident of Scotch Plains, N.J., Weissbrod earned an M.B.A. degree from Baruch College, New

York, N.Y., and a B.A. from Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Penn.