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Carmelo Costantino, a longtime business owner and member of the state’s facilities and leasing team, has joined NAI Mertz as a director for the office division.
The firm, which is based Mount Laurel, said Costantino brings
more than 30 years of experience
in the commercial construction industry and in managing private- and public-sector projects ranging from $1 million to $500 million in value. Among other posts, he has served as a senior executive district
manager of office leasing and lease compliance
services with
the state’s Office
state, while managing a $6 million annual budget to ensure each district office was fiscally accountable and met legislative guidelines.
“We are pleased to welcome Carmelo to our team of professionals
at NAI Mertz,” said Bobbi
Jean Formosa, the firm’s chief operating officer. “Carmelo is a seasoned negotiator and adept
at competitive bidding, project buyout and value engineering.
He is uniquely experienced in all facets of construction, building maintenance, commercial leasing, lease compliance and facilities and property oversight. We look forward to his contributions.”
The Stro Cos. has hired Jeff Pandolfo as its new chief operating officer.
In a news release, the Ridgewood- based real estate firm and Millstein family office said Pandolfo joins its
 of Legislative
where he was
for creating,
managing and
initiatives, operating standards and procedures of the district office program.
During his tenure there, Costantino was responsible for procuring
and managing 180,000 square feet of commercial office space in 40 legislative districts throughout the
Carmelo Costantino
 Jeff Pandolfo
team with 20 years of industry experience. He most recently was a managing director of asset management for TSCG Investors, where he was responsible
  for management of the firm’s investment portfolio, and previously was responsible for the growth and oversight of its Northeast and Mid- Atlantic leasing divisions.
“I am pleased to have Jeff join STRO,” said Steven Millstein, STRO’s founder and principal, “Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge across asset classes and disciplines that will prove invaluable as we continue our rapid growth strategy in northern New Jersey and Florida.”
Pandolfo, who has also held senior positions at L+M Development Partners and Extell Development Co., holds
a bachelor’s in economics from Yale University and lives with his family in New York City.
“I am honored to serve in this role and extremely optimistic for the future,” Pandolfo said. “I look forward to working closely with the talented team at STRO, building on our solid foundation and capitalizing on the tremendous amount of opportunity ahead of us.”
Wells Fargo has promoted Adam Kleinman to commercial banking division sales executive for the metro New Jersey and New York region, seeking to expand the bank’s profile across northern, central and southern New Jersey.
In his new position, Kleinman
has transitioned from his current business development officer role, held since 2017, to develop, support and lead business development officers, develop strategic sales initiatives and assist in new client

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