–Holmdel resident got her real estate license when just 18


OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (5/22/17) – R.J. Brunelli & Co. President and Principal Danielle Brunelli-Albrecht was honored as one of Chain Store Age magazine’s “Real Estate 10 Under 40” for 2017.


Published in the May/June issue, the retail business magazine’s “10 Under 40 in Real Estate” feature recognizes people under the age of 40 who are making an impact in real estate, whether from the tenant or the landlord side.


Known as a prolific dealmaker, the Holmdel, N.J. resident began her career at 16 as a part-time marketing assistant at the Old Bridge retail brokerage founded by her father, Richard J. Brunelli. At 18, she earned her real estate license while attending Monmouth University, from which she graduated in 2003. While going to class and captaining Monmouth’s women’s tennis team, she began making her first deals for Sally Beauty Supply. She soon landed the chain’s tenant representation account and continues as their exclusive rep in central and northern New Jersey. This was followed by long-term assignments for Massage Envy and European Wax Center in central New Jersey and a statewide exclusive for Dollar Tree. Since 2012 alone, Ms. Brunelli-Albrecht personally completed 75 deals for those four chains. Previously, she also represented such major chains as Toys ‘R’ Us, Zale’s, and Tuesday Morning. Beyond the tenant work, she currently represents landlords on five properties.


In 2010, Ms. Brunelli-Albrecht became one of four Principals when the firm became an LLC. In 2015, her father was elevated to Chairman and Ms. Brunelli-Albrecht was named President, part of a senior management team that includes fellow Principals Ron DeLuca (CEO) and Bill Lenaz (Executive VP). As sales team leader, her role includes guiding junior salespeople through deals, and assisting associates and partners in marketing their properties and on their own tenant rep accounts.


About R.J. Brunelli & Co.


R.J. Brunelli & Co. serves as exclusive broker for 44 existing retail properties and five centers under construction with a combined gross leasable area (GLA) exceeding 2.0 million square feet, along with two business locations for sale or lease, and five properties for sale. The properties are located throughout New Jersey. The firm also serves as exclusive or preferred tenant representative for approximately 20 retail, restaurant and service chains. These include national assignments for AAMCO and The Max Challenge, as well as representation in various New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania counties for such major companies as Dollar Tree, 7-Eleven, Sally Beauty Supply, State Tire, TCC Verizon Wireless, Massage Luxe, and Work Out World