26A — January 22 - February 18, 2021 — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal
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Battaglia will work closely with Raider Realty Larken adds in-house corporate counsel
24 award categories presented for innovation & achievement NAIOPMDhonors 17 companies and seven individuals at gala
“At Mancini, we have spent the last six years diversifying our business into multiple new sectors and practice areas, including aviation, hospitality and industrial,” said Christian Giordano, president. “Dana’s focus will be to grow our industrial practice, con- centrating on e-commerce, manufacturing, distribution, and beyond. Our vision is to integrate Mancini’s process us- ing the patent pending technol- ogy we have authored into the world of industrial buildings.” Miarmi graduated from The Catholic University of America where she earned both her Bachelors of Science and Mas- ters in Architecture with a concentration in Digital Fabri- cation Technology. She gradu- ated Valedictorian and Magna Cum Laude from the graduate program. MAREJ “With such an expansive com- mercial portfolio, we are always searching for ways to make our leasing process as easy and fast as possible,” said David Gardner , president and CEO of Larken Associates. “Through the addition of Battaglia and bringing the legal review of leases in-house, we are remov- ing a significant hurdle for our leasing team that will ensure their continued operational ex- cellence and that the execution of lease deals can be done more agilely and efficiently, especial - ly in an increasingly fast-paced real estate landscape.” MAREJ also provide strategic counsel through the interpretation of federal, state, and local man- dates and statutes surrounding COVID-19. Prior to joining Larken As- sociates, Battaglia was senior counsel at Paris Ackerman, LLP and practiced law at other prominent New Jersey law firms, including Jardim, Meis - ner & Susser, P.C., Greenbaum Rowe, Smith & Davis, LLP and Hill Wallack, LLP. She is ad- mitted to practice law in New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Jessica earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and graduated magna cum laude from Rider Univer- sity with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English Literature.
BRANCHBURG, NJ — LarkenAssociates announced the hiring of Jessica Battaglia
ALTIMORE, MD — NAIOP Maryland honored 17 different companies and organizations and seven professionals in 24 separate categories at its bi- annual Awards of Excellence held in a virtual ceremony last week. The program celebrates and recognizes the innovative achievements of regional com- mercial real estate developers, as well as the companies and professionals that service this industry in Maryland. Ryan Burrows, JLL; Mor- gan Gilligan, Stewart Title Guaranty Company; and Nicole Wilhelm Smith, ECS Mid-Atlantic served as co- chairs of the Awards of Excel- lence committee. Cathy Ward , formerly of Corporate Office Properties Trust and now principal of Forward by Design, LLC was recognized with the Life- time Achievement Award, and is the first woman to be so honored. Thirteen differ- ent commercial real estate leaders have been recognized since this award was conceived in 2000. Other individuals were presented with the Dis- tinguished Merit, Broker, Legislative, Rising Star, Ser- vice Provider and Volunteer Awards. “Despite challenging con- ditions and working in an extremely disrupted environ- ment, outstanding achieve- ments were completed in the commercial real estate indus- try in central Maryland that significantly contributed to the vibrancy of our region,” said Jim Lighthizer , president of NAIOP Maryland. “There were many worthy candidates this year and the judging committee had an extremely difficult task to choose the eventual winners. Our com- mittee believes each recipient represents the execution of real estate at the highest level and positively impacted the regional real estate landscape and central Maryland.” The project and transaction award winners were: Best Adapted Reuse – Retail Project: Diageo Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House Company: Plano-Coudon, LLC Best Adapted Reuse – Ware- house/Office Redevelopment Project: Stevenson University Kevin J. Manning Academic Center Formerly: Shire Pharmaceuti- B
as corporate counsel. Ne- c e s s i t a t e d by the firm’s h i g h l e a s - ing velocity across its di- verse, multi- state portfo- lio, the hiring
of Battaglia will increase ef- ficiency throughout the leasing process and enhance the capa- bilities of the firm’s in-house real estate brokerage division, Raider Realty . As corporate counsel, Batta- glia will be working closely with Raider Realty, Larken Associates’ in-house leasing team, to streamline the leas- ing process for the company’s almost 3 million s/f office, in - dustrial, and retail portfolio. Previously utilizing third-party attorneys for legal review of leasing documents, Larken Associates’ addition of Jessica provides its leasing team with added efficiency throughout all stages of the leasing process. In her new role, Battaglia will be tasked with conducting legal review of documentation per- taining to commercial tenants and their leases. Additionally, Battaglia will review tenant attorney comments and revi- sions throughout the lease ne- gotiation process. Battaglia will
Diageo Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House
cal Manufacturing Warehouse Conversion Company: David S. Brown Enterprises, LTD Best Amenity Space Project: Howard Hughes Mar- keting Center Company : The Howa r d Hughes Corporation Best Bui ld-to-Suit Off ice Building Project: Maryland SPCA Company: Merritt Construc- tion Services Best Build-to-Suit Warehouse Project: The Container Store Company: MRP Industrial Best Community Impact Project: Ronald McDonald House Maryland – Our New House Organization: Ronald Mc- Donald House Charities of Maryland Best High-Rise Office Project: 6100 Merriweather Drive Company : The Howard Hughes Corporation Best Industrial Park Project: Principio Business Park Company: Stewart Proper- ties Best Interior Project: Visit Baltimore Company/Organization: The Verve Partnership/Visit Baltimore Best LEED Office Building Project: 187 Harry S Truman Parkway Company: St. John Proper - ties, Inc. Best LEED Warehouse Project: 813 Pinnacle Drive Company: St. John Proper - ties, Inc. Best Low to Mid-Rise Office Project: 6950 Columbia Gate- way Drive Company: Corporate Office Project: Supreme Orthopedics Company: Harkins Build- ers, Inc. Best Mixed-Use Development Properties Trust Best Medical Office
Project: One Light Street Company: Donohoe Con- struction Company Best Retail Project: Baltimore Public Mar- kets Corporation/Broadway Market Companies: Plano-Coudon, LLC Best Warehouse Project: Brandon Woods III – Building I Company: Chesapeake Real Estate Group Best Transaction Project: Floor & Décor at Tradepoint Atlantic Companies: ARCO Design/ Building Industrial, CBRE and JLL The Howard Hughes Cor- poration, Plano-Coudon and St. John Properties each were recognized with two winning entries. Platinum sponsors of the Awards of Excellence were: Corporate Office Properties Trust; The Howard Hughes Corporation; M&T Bank and St. John Properties, Inc. Gold sponsors included Arris, a De- sign Studio, Inc., Chesapeake Real Estate Group, Miles & Stockbridge, Stewart Proper- ties and Stewart Title Guar- anty Company. NAIOP Maryland has more than 400 members and is com- prised of individuals working for real estate development companies, brokerage firms and affiliated companies such as financial institutions, archi - tectural firms and engineers. NAIOP is the nation’s lead- ing trade association for de- velopers, owners, investors and other professionals in industrial, office and mixed- use commercial real estate. Comprising 20,000 members in 55 chapters, it provides networking opportunities, educational programs, re- search on trends and innova- tions and strong legislative representation. MAREJ
NEWYORK, NY — Manci- ni Duffy announced DanaMi- armi , Lean Six Sigma Master Mancini hires Miarmi as a senior associate and managing director sector and expand its reach in New Jersey.
Black Be l t (LSSMBB) , has j o i ned the firm as a senior as- sociate and managing di- rector. With over 15 years of
extensive experience, Miarmi is LEED AP certified and joins the firm after eight years at SAA Interiors + Architecture. She has a wide array of proj- ect experience focusing on industrial and manufactur- ing buildings and interiors. Mancini’s been committed to growing during COVID-19 and the firm looks forward to uti - lizing Miarmi’s rich expertise and technical process-driven skillset to help the firm grow within the manufacturing
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