Retail leasing specialists R.J. Brunelli & Co., LLC announced the promotion of Nick DeLuca to sales associate.Nick-Deluca

In his new position, Mr. DeLuca will serve as tenant account representative for an operator of Taco Bell restaurants in Northern New Jersey, responsible for sourcing and negotiating leases and land purchases. He will also continue to serve as a member of the firm’s tenant representation teams for Dollar Tree throughout New Jersey and for Burger King in central New Jersey.

He joined R.J. Brunelli & Co., in 2013 as a market research analyst. In that capacity, he assisted the company’s sales agents on a host of client service projects in support of shopping center leasing and tenant representation programs. In addition, he re-formulated and refined the database and research process for the company’s annual Central and Northern New Jersey retail vacancy surveys.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. DeLuca owned and operated DeLuca’s Royal Detail, focusing on the rejuvenation of high end vehicles. Earlier, he was manager of the on-site auto detail and prep facility at Pine Belt Nissan in Keyport, N.J.

“With his vast customer service experience and focus on detail, Nick has rapidly grown into the field of retail leasing,” said Richard Brunelli, president of R.J. Brunelli & Co. “His promotion to sales associate is a direct result of his entrepreneurial spirit and drive to make things happen.”

A resident of Holmdel, N.J., Mr. DeLuca is a licensed New Jersey State Real Estate Salesperson.