Mancini Duffy’s Scott Harrell (left), principal and co-owner, and Christian Giordano, president and co-owner, lead the firm’s presence at its new regional office in Red Bank. — Courtesy: Mancini
By Joshua Burd
Design firm Mancini Duffy is marking the opening of a new regional office in Red Bank, its second in New Jersey and its third overall.
The Manhattan-based team said the space, located at the redeveloped Anderson Building at 200 Monmouth St., will house up to 12 employees for a practice that already has strong ties to New Jersey’s commercial real estate sector. It also provides a location that is close to a growing list of clients and corporate executives.
“As there has been migration out of New York City, more company leaders who reside in Monmouth County realize their company can be here, too, to cater to their existing local clients,” said Christian Giordano, Mancini’s president and co-owner. “It is essential to be nearby to foster relationships to fuel our growth. Right now, it’s the busiest Mancini has ever been with projects in New Jersey. In some respects, the focus of our projects has shifted from larger corporate headquarters to more regional offices and specialty buildings and interiors.”
Both Giordano and Scott Harrell, principal and co-owner, are lifelong Monmouth County residents living in Lincroft and Aberdeen, respectively. They also cited the appeal of being part of Red Bank’s west side neighborhood, which has included Metrovation’s restoration of the historic four-story Anderson Building, a 1920s warehouse located across from the Red Bank train station.
Other tenants at the property include Sickles Market, Lambs & Wolves and Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Co.
“I see tremendous opportunity for Mancini to expand throughout New Jersey,” Harrell said. “Industrial warehousing is a booming market sector with millions of square feet currently available to be developed, and to be part of that growth would be fantastic. The wave of the future in the built world is distribution centers and warehousing — I also foresee mixed-use projects becoming a significant opportunity for growth, including the master plans at Fort Monmouth, The Monmouth Mall, etc.”
In announcing the move, Mancini noted that it has worked with New Jersey clients such as Bell Works, Commvault, Mars Wrigley, Jersey Central Power & Light, Guardian Life Insurance, Saxum Real Estate, Acacia, Breakwater Treatment & Wellness, Tommy’s Tavern + Tap and The Vault. The firm, which describes its approach as tech-forward, was founded more than a century ago and has more than 75 employees.
Its other regional office is in Millburn.