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Mandates. He holds a master’s degree in nonprofit business administration from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and a bachelor’s in political science from Rutgers University.
In 2018, Peene graduated from American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Upper Saddle River with his wife and three daughters.
Rotwein+Blake has expanded its team with the hiring of Prabha Agrawal, a 14-year industry veteran, as a senior interior designer.
In her new role with the Livingston- based firm, Agrawal is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the project process, from programming to project administration, including providing
and direction to
the design team,
consultants and
vendors. She
reports directly
to the director of interiors, working closely with the interiors team as well as providing support to the architectural team.
Agrawal’s experience includes sectors such as corporate, education, banking, hospitality and government. She most recently worked as a senior designer for Ted Moudis Associates.
“Her experience in workplace design and strong background
in planning and trend awareness contribute greatly to the interiors team and the firm,” Rotwein+Blake said in its announcement.
Agrawal is certified under the National Council for Interior Design Qualification and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design scale, according to a news release. During her career, she has worked on projects for clients including Golub Capital, NBC, CIT, Verizon, Cornell University and Syracuse University.
Clarke Caton Hintz has elevated Michael Hanrahan, a longtime leader with the architecture industry’s top trade association, to the position of principal.
Hanrahan, who is based at the firm’s headquarters in Trenton, earns the
promotion after more than 20 years with the practice. The firm noted that he has led many of its notable architecture projects, with
a specialty in revitalizing historic buildings such
as the historic Hunterdon County Courthouse, the home of the famed Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial of the 1930s.
Hanrahan has been an active member of the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects since 1999 and rose to AIA-NJ president
in 2011, according to his bio. He was recognized in 2012 as a recipient of the AIA National Young Architect Award and is currently the New Jersey regional representative to the National AIA Strategic Council, assisting the architecture profession on important, upcoming professional issues and opportunities.
His other notable projects include
the adaptive reuse of the former Princeton University boiler house as new university administrative offices, the firm said. Currently, Hanrahan is working on the restoration of Lambert Castle for Passaic County and the restoration of the Hoboken Public Library.
JLL has hired Larry Martin as an executive vice president with its New Jersey office leasing team.
Martin, who most recently worked at Newmark Knight Frank, is now based in JLL’s East Rutherford office. He brings nearly 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, with a broad client list including law firms, medical and life sciences entities and Fortune 500 companies.
“We are pleased to welcome Larry Martin to our team,” said Timothy Greiner, an executive managing director with
JLL. “Larry is well-respected in our industry, will be a strong cultural fit for our organization and he aligns with JLL’s
core values of
collaboration, ethics and excellent client service.”
Prior to Newmark, Martin was a top-producing broker at Grubb & Ellis, according to a news release. He holds a degree in business and administration from Rutgers University and is a past recipient of several industry awards and accolades.
“I am excited to join JLL and I look forward to working with the company as it continues to expand its reach in the New Jersey market,” Martin said. “JLL’s exceptional team members, deep resources and broad geographic scope create an extraordinary platform to service clients.”
Marissa Giampaolo has joined NAI DiLeo-Bram & Co. as a marketing coordinator, bringing added support to its growing roster of service providers.
In a news release, the Piscataway- based brokerage said Giampaolo
property exposure on behalf of our clients.”
Giampaolo has a bachelor’s degree
in textiles, merchandising and design from the University of Rhode Island and has received several continuing education certifications from HubSpot and Google.
Sordoni Construction Co. has promoted Bradley Smith to senior vice president.
Smith, a longtime construction executive, earns the new title after more than 20 years in the construction industry. His experience includes overseeing preconstruction, design management, project management, procurement, scheduling, reporting, budget and change control and business development.
“Brad Smith is one of the cornerstones of Sordoni Construction,” said Matthew Lorenzo, Sordoni’s CEO and president. “His
construction acumen and business integrity have helped
us become the
company we
are today. After
almost 20 years
of working
with Brad I am certain he will be overwhelmingly successful in this new role.”
In a news release, the Bedminster- based firm said Smith has held multiple management roles, which also include project engineer to project director. His focus over time has shifted from running individual projects to overseeing multiple projects and clients at Sordoni.
Smith, who holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering and an MBA from Rutgers University, has managed more than $1 billion worth of projects.
“I am excited about my new
position which will allow me
greater opportunity to refine our
daily operations and focus on our company’s greatest attribute, our people,” Smith said. “It has been an amazing journey over the last 14 years since opening the office with Matt, Seth and Mike Healy, growing the company to what Sordoni is today.
I am even more excited about what Sordoni will deliver in the future.” RE
  Larry Martin
  Michael Hanrahan
   Prabha Agrawal
Bradley Smith
  Marissa Giampaolo
will assist the company with its social media initiatives, corporate and sales marketing and company branding, while supporting brokerage
professionals in the design, production and implementation of marketing materials and campaigns. She brings a background in social media and digital marketing, having held positions with leading firms in New York City.
“We are pleased to welcome Marissa to our team of professionals,”
said David A. Simon, NAI DiLeo- Bram’s chief operating officer. “Her knowledge of social media outlets
as well as her digital design and marketing experience, will enable our professionals to generate enhanced

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