Studley Adds Three Brokers to Midtown Manhattan Office Roster
New York, NY (November 3, 2010)  
International commercial real estate services firm Studley is pleased to announce the addition of three real estate advisors to the firm’s Midtown Manhattan office—assistant directors Lance Leighton, Fred Piumelli and Nick Zarnin.

 Lance Leighton

Mr. Leighton (25) joined Studley after working at Keller Williams Realty, where he founded, a Web site dedicated to providing buyers and sellers with the most updated market information, school-district statistics and comprehensive mortgage information. He also worked in other areas of sales, where he consistently ranked in the top echelon of each organization.

Mr. Leighton works on a team, led by industry veteran Evan Margolin, which focuses heavily on representing hedge funds and other boutique financial services firms.  Mr. Leighton graduated from Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business with a concentration in business administration.

Fred Piumelli

Prior to working at Studley, Mr. Piumelli (25) worked at Taurus Investment Holdings in Boston, MA, where he developed an in-house leasing business for assets in Taurus’ New England portfolio. He is co-founder of, an annual cycling event that raises money and awareness for microfinance and a partner organization, ACCION International. Since its inception in 2007, MicroBike USA has raised more than $125,000. 

Mr. Piumelli joined Studley to work with Kenneth Ruderman, recently promoted to executive vice president, co-branch manager.  He focuses on developing new business, as well as servicing existing clients.

Mr. Piumelli graduated from Bentley University with a Bachelor of Science in finance and a minor in international business. He also attended MIT’s Center for Real Estate, where he focused on advanced real estate development and innovative methods for accessing capital.

Nick Zarnin

Mr. Zarnin (29) joined Studley after spending five years representing tenants with the Lansco Corporation. At Studley, he works on a team led by Craig Lemle, one of Studley’s most tenured real estate advisors, and continues to specialize in tenant representation.  His practice encompasses acquisition, disposition, and strategic planning for corporations and nonprofits in New York City and throughout the country. 

Mr. Zarnin graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies.

About Studley.
Studley is the only global tenant advisory firm with a pure tenant representation delivery platform. Founded in 1954, Studley pioneered this conflict-free business model. Today, with 19 offices nationwide and an international presence through its London office and AOS Studley throughout Europe, Studley provides strategic real estate consulting services to top-tier corporations, law firms, nonprofits, government agencies and institutions of higher education. Information about Studley is available at