RIPCO is proud to announce the hire of Jon Paul Pirraglia as Executive Managing Director, Restaurants and Hospitality.
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 food and beverage clients across multiple markets. He will be working out of the 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. 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.”
– Mark Kaplan, President and Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining RIPCO, JP 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 recent BCD acquisition announcement. 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.
“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. 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.”
– Jon Paul Pirraglia, Executive Managing Director