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SRS Adds to Boston Forces with Duo from Colliers

SRS Real Estate Partners has added two retail veterans to its Boston office, with the hiring of Peter Montesanto (pictured above) as principal and market leader and Christian Janelle as first VP. Both came to SRS from Colliers International, with a focus on advising retail landlords and tenants across the Northeast.

Montesanto will co-lead SRS’ Boston office alongside Jonathan Lapat, who helped establish the office in 2016. A prominent figure in the Boston real estate industry with more than 30 years experience, Montesanto focuses on retail and restaurant leasing, tenant advisory services and landlord representation.

Lapat called Montesanto “extremely well-respected in the market,” adding, “He is going to be a phenomenal asset, not just to the Boston office, but to the SRS community as a whole.”

Janelle (at left) joins SRS with five years experience in commercial real estate. His primary areas of focus have been retail, restaurants, mixed-use, land, and redevelopment opportunities.

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