RIPCO Real Estate (RIPCO), a leading independent full-service brokerage with services including leasing, investment sales, property management and debt and structured finance, is proud to announce the hire of Jon Paul Pirraglia as Executive Managing Director for the firm’s Manhattan market.
Pirraglia, who has been working in commercial real estate and the restaurant and hospitality industries for a decade, will be working closely with RIPCO’s team to expand the company’s work in the food and beverage industry across the firm’s multiple markets. He will be working out of the firm’s Manhattan office.
“JP grew up in the restaurant business and understands how they operate from first-hand experience. His knowledge of what’s important to a restauranteur is what has made him so successful as a broker,” said Mark Kaplan, President and Chief Operating Officer of RIPCO. “We are confident that his strong relationships and background across the F&B sector will play a vital role in the growth of RIPCO as we continue to expand our services in the tri-state and Florida.”
Prior to joining RIPCO, Pirraglia worked at BCD (Branded Concept Development) as Manager of Real Estate in 2017 and became Partner in 2021. Pirraglia’s joining of RIPCO comes on of the heels of the firm’s recent announcement that they have acquired BCD. Prior to working at BCD, Pirraglia worked in the retail leasing division at RHYS Commercial which has since been acquired by Newmark. While in this position he focused on a mix of landlord and tenant representation. His background in the restaurant and hospitality industry stems from his role as Partner of OAK + ALMOND, a farm-to-table, wood-fired New American restaurant in Norwalk, Connecticut. Some current accounts Pirraglia has worked on include Naya, Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, Ani Ramen, Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria and Bareburger.
“After collaborating with RIPCO on projects while at BCD, I am excited to join the team as the company has many seasoned professionals to learn and gain experience from,” stated Pirraglia. “I am constantly looking to expand my knowledge, resources and connections; and am eager to work with RIPCO to further the firm’s presence in the food and beverage industry.”
Pirraglia is a licensed real estate salesperson in the State of New York and a member of the International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC). He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
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