Our Agents

Michael Pratico Sr.

Managing Member/ Broker of Record

Address52 State Highway #33
Hamilton, NJ 08619
E-mail Addressmpratico@richardsoncommercial.com Phone Number(609) 586-1000 ext. 25 Fax Number(609) 586-8732

Michael J. Pratico is the Managing Member and Chief Executive Officer of Richardson Commercial Realtors and its affiliate companies Lexington Appraisal Group and Richardson Management Group. Mr. Pratico directs the activities of one of the most well known commercial and industrial real estate firms in Central New Jersey and parts of eastern Pennsylvania. He is one of the founders of Richardson Commercial Realtors. With over three decades in the industry, he has been involved in every aspect of real estate including land planning and development, construction, ownership, valuation, consulting, sale, leasing and management of various property types including office and flex buildings, parks and campuses and community shopping centers.

Included among Pratico's professional associations, memberships and affiliations are National Association of Realtors, TriState REALTORS® Commercial Alliance as one of their Members, a general associate member of the Appraisal Institute and a designated member of NAR as a General Accredited Appraiser. Mr. Pratico is also the holder of the GRI designation (Graduate of the Realtor's Institute). He is the former Vice President of the NJ Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute and a NJ Condemnation Commissioner.

Michael J. Pratico has attended numerous seminars, courses, conferences and conventions on real estate brokerage, appraisal, land use and the development on all forms of real estate. Mr. Pratico holds a real estate broker's license in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is a certified general appraiser in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Pratico has been involved with many civic and charitable organizations throughout his career. He has lived with the philosophy that we must give back to the community.

Mr. Pratico is married to his wife Judy and has two sons. Michael Jr. is an executive with the company and has been an instrumental part of the Richardson Companies. His younger son Joseph is a new executive with Verizon Wireless.

Marie Ann Barbero-Clifford

Realtor Associate

Address52 State Highway #33
Hamilton, NJ 08619
E-mail Addressmclifford@richardsoncommercial.com Phone Number(609) 586-1000 ext. 15 Fax Number(609) 586-8732

Marie Ann Barbero- Clifford received her real estate license in 1986 but has spent most of her life honing her sales skills. Her family, who emigrated from Italy, established a prosperous business and she learned the ins and outs of entrepreneurship at a young age. She further developed her business acumen as the owner of a successful beauty salon and tapped into her creative side by attending the New York School of Interior Design.

Marie Ann had a notable career selling advertising for The Princeton Packet as well as holding other sales positions in a wide variety of industries including retail, insurance and real estate. It was as a real estate salesperson with Richardson Realtors that she earned the Salesperson of the Year award and was a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Club. She now relies on her considerable experience and knowledge to assist clients with their commercial real estate needs.

Marie Ann and her husband Jim reside in Hamilton Township. Their large family keeps them busy and between them they have four children and nine grandchildren. In her spare time, Mary Ann enjoys gourmet cooking and pairing wines with meals. She even took the highly touted Windows on the World wine course in New York City.

Frank Bencivengo

Senior Appraiser / Realtor Associate

Address52 State Highway #33
Hamilton, NJ 08619
E-mail Addressfbencivengo@lexapp.com Phone Number(609) 586-1000 Fax Number(609) 586-8732

Frank T Bencivengo has been with Richardson for over 27 years. He is a licensed New Jersey real estate salesperson and is also a New Jersey State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser. Mr. Bencivengo has been the senior appraiser for Lexington Appraisal Group since its inception in 1990 and is charged with the training of new appraisers and sales associates. He has been involved in many aspects of the real estate business including, sales, appraising, portfolio analysis, consulting, tax appeals and litigation. Mr. Bencivengo has served as an expert witness in numerous real estate litigation cases. He is sought out by attorneys, developers, other appraisers, realtors and lenders for his opinions concerning real estate matters.

Mr. Bencivengo holds the prestigious CCIM designation from the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, which is awarded to those who complete the rigorous course work and experience requirements of the Institute. In addition, he holds the GRI or Graduate of the Real Estate Institute designation and has served as one of their instructors. Mr. Bencivengo has also taken the courses in the curriculum for the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and is working on completing the balance of requirements. He continues attending numerous conferences, workshops and courses dealing with real estate matters.

He grew up in Trenton and attended Immaculate Conception Grammar School and Trenton Catholic Boy's high School. Mr. Bencivengo's college education was at The College of New Jersey, formerly Trenton State College where he achieved a Master's Degree in Education, MEd. He is married to Pamela, whom he met while attending TSC. They have two sons, Mark who is a music teacher at West Windsor North High, and Craig who is employed by Merck in White Plains. He and Pam are proud grandparents of three boys, Matthew, Michael and Nicholas.

Mr. Bencivengo's professional affiliations include the National Association of Realtors, New Jersey and Mercer County Association of Realtors, Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, Associate Member of the Appraisal Institute and the Tri-State Realtors Association.

Mr. Bencivengo is involved in several charitable organizations including the Hamilton Educational Foundation and The Golden Wave Club where he serves on their executive committees. He is certified in CPR-AED and is part of his communities CPR-AED first responders team.

Alexandra Forrester

Realtor Associate

Address52 State Highway #33
Hamilton, NJ 08619
E-mail Addressaforrester@richardsoncommercial.com Phone Number(609) 586-1000 ext. 18 Fax Number(609) 586-8732

Alexandra Forrester, a lifelong New Jersey Resident, grew up in Millstone Township and currently resides in East Windsor with her husband Randy and their daughter Giada.

Mrs. Forrester earned a High School Diploma from the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey. She then earned her Bachelors of Arts in Economics and History of Art from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She also received her Master of Arts in teaching from the Relay Graduate School of Education in Newark, New Jersey, where Alexandra was valedictorian of her graduating class.

Alexandra is a member to multiple corporations including Teach for America, which is a national organization that believes one day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. Additionally, she is an AmeriCorps Service Member focusing on the Corporation for National & Community Service’s Strategic Plan for education, which facilitates access to services and resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged people, especially children. She is a member of the Wellesley Club of Central New Jersey and has volunteered with the Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale since 2008. The proceeds from the annual sale in Princeton provide college scholarships for young women from central New Jersey. Mrs. Forrester prioritizes giving back to the community, focusing on organizations that serve women and families.

Ray Helmich

Realtor Associate

Address52 State Highway #33
Hamilton, NJ 08619
E-mail Addressrhelmich@richardsoncommercial.com Phone Number(609) 586-1000 ext. 15 Fax Number(609) 586-8732

Ray Helmich, a lifelong Trenton area resident, graduated from the College of New Jersey with a B.S. in mechanical engineering technology. He is certified as a Professional Packaging Engineer and as a trainer for Developmental Divisions, Inc. Prior to joining Richardson Commercial Realtors®, Helmich worked for American Standard, General Electric, and held positions as a test development specialist for the state of New Jersey and staff engineer at Princeton University. While at the Princeton Plasma Physics Labs, Helmich published a variety of engineering articles.

Mr. Helmich boasts a diverse background, which also includes co-owning a successful residential heating and air conditioning business and performing with local orchestras. Ray is currently the vice president of the Evergreen Homeowners Association and has handled major construction projects at the site. His engineering and construction experience will be a valuable asset in identifying properties that meet his customers’ needs.

Ray and his wife, Marie, have three children, Rosalie, Raymond, and Joseph, and three grandchildren, Rachel, Raymond, and Adrian. At Richardson, Mr. Helmich will specialize in commercial properties. He strives to build lasting relationships based on exceptional professional service.

Lisa Huang

Realtor Associate

Address52 State Highway #33
Hamilton, NJ 08619
E-mail Addresslhuang@richardsoncommercial.com Phone Number(609) 586-1000 ext. 26 Fax Number(609) 586-8732

Lisa Huang, a longtime New Jersey resident, grew up in Plainsboro and currently lives in Hamilton with her husband, Jason, and three-year-old son, Mason. She attended Rider University where she majored in economics and minored in psychology.

Her diverse background has included working in retail and as a teaching instructor in math and reading with Kumon. She is also fluent in Mandarin. Lisa fueled her early passion for real estate by identifying and managing investment properties for friends and family. After becoming a licensed agent in New York and New Jersey, she garnered extensive experience in the buying and selling process. She combines the highest level of service and care with her in-depth knowledge of the market for smooth, successful transactions.

In addition to her professional achievements, Lisa is dedicated to giving back to the community. She volunteered at Home Front and serves as a member of the United Moms Charity Association, an organization involved in disaster relief and helping children in impoverished areas.

Steven W. Marusky

CCIM, GRI

Address52 State Highway #33
Hamilton, NJ 08619
E-mail Addresssmarusky@richardsoncommercial.com Phone Number(609) 586-1000 ext. 12 Fax Number(609) 586-8732

Steven Marusky, a lifelong Mercer County resident, has over 36 years of experience in the real estate industry. Throughout his career he has successfully completed transactions in a variety of facets of commercial real estate including the sale and leasing of office, industrial, retail and investment properties, identifying business opportunities and analysis, land sales and land development and has even served as a principal in land development projects.

He kicked off his career in 1979 after receiving his New Jersey real estate salesperson license. As a residential sales agent affiliated with a leading company in Mercer County, NJ, he was the recipient of the New Jersey Million Dollar Sales Award for multiple years. In 1986, he transitioned into working exclusively in commercial real estate. That same year he earned his GRI designation after graduating from the New Jersey Realtors Institute and then obtained his real estate broker’s license in New Jersey in 1987.

In 1989, only three years after making the jump into commercial real estate, he was recognized as Realtor Associate of the Year by the Mercer County Board of Realtors. He also received Sales Associate of the Year honors at his firm for several years running.

Steven is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) having earned the prestigious designation in 1989. This designation is awarded to those who undergo rigorous coursework, complete a comprehensive exam and submit a completed portfolio of closed real estate transactions to demonstrate the depth of their commercial real estate experience. He also went on to acquire his Pennsylvania real estate broker’s license in 1998 and his Florida real estate salesperson license in 2008.

Most recently, Steven was the Director of Commercial Properties at R.A. Weidel Realtors Inc. in Pennington, NJ. His duties included the hiring and training of commercial real estate agents, in addition to the sale and leasing of office, industrial, retail and investment properties.

He is a member of the Tri-State Commercial Board of Realtors, the New Jersey Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Steven currently resides in Hamilton, NJ and in his spare time enjoys playing golf, spending time at the beach and traveling to Florida.

Vidisha Prasad

Realtor Associate

Address52 State Highway #33
Hamilton, NJ 08619
E-mail Addressvprasad@richardsoncommercial.com Phone Number(609) 586-1000 ext. 14 Fax Number(609) 586-8732

Vidisha Prasad has a truly global background. She grew up in India and has lived in 13 different cities. She attended Wilson College in Mumbai and majored in economics. After earning her degree, she went on to work in four major metropolises including New York City.

Prior to joining Richardson Commercial, Vidisha was a manager with a UK-based life insurance company where she handled a team of over 400 people. While there, she developed strong communication and project management skills, which give her an advantage when helping Richardson’s clients navigate even the most complex transactions.

Vidisha currently resides in West Windsor with her husband Gyanendra, who is in trade finance, and their two sons Aditya and Aarush. Vidisha supports St. Jude’s Hospital and is an amateur photographer.

Michael Pratico Jr.

Broker Associate

Address52 State Highway #33
Hamilton, NJ 08619
E-mail Addressmike@richardsoncommercial.com Phone Number(609) 586-1000 Fax Number(609) 586-8732

As Vice President of Operations at The Richardson Group, Michael J. Pratico, Jr., is a 1998 graduate of Cornell University, where he earned a BS degree With Distinction from the School of Hotel Management, Mr. Pratico also attended the Certified Commercial Investment Manager Institute and The Appraisal Institute based in Chicago, and the American School of Business in Fairfield, New Jersey.

Prior to joining The Richardson Group in 2001, Mr. Pratico, Jr. was a partner with Davanita Design/Avatar Technology in New York City.

Mr. Pratico, Jr., who serves on a number of corporate advisory boards, serves on the board of the Robert Woods Johnson Hospital Foundation as well as the board of directors of IncQBate, LLC. He is a member of the Cornell Society of Hotelmen, RealtorÒ and Ye Hosts Honorary Society. Mr. Pratico Jr. is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) having earned the prestigious designation in 2011.

Larry Prempeh

Realtor Associate

Address52 State Highway #33
Hamilton, NJ 08619
E-mail Addresslprempeh@richardsoncommercial.com Phone Number(609) 586-1000 Fax Number(609) 586-8732

Larry Prempeh graduated from St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast, Ghana in West Africa where he studied business. Upon arriving in the United States, Larry used his affable personality and skills to jump right into the business world.

Larry has extensive experience as a business owner and entrepreneur. Prior to joining Richardson Commercial, he owned several Dunkin Donuts stores in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and a convenience liquor and check-cashing establishment in Silver Hill, Maryland. He was also a successful restaurateur and club owner in Wilmington, Delaware.

He recently sold the tavern he owned with his wife Connie for 17 years in Ewing Township. This has allowed Larry to bring his business sense and love of helping others to his new career in commercial real estate sales.

Thomas Ryan

Realtor Associate

Address52 State Highway #33
Hamilton, NJ 08619
E-mail Addresstryan@richardsoncommercial.com Phone Number(609) 586-1000 Fax Number(609) 586-8732

Thomas Ryan is a 40-plus year veteran of the land title insurance industry. He began his career with New Jersey Realty Title in 1971 after his release from active duty in the U.S. Army. Tom has been marketing title insurance services in New Jersey since 1974, obtaining new agency outlets through personal selling and the development of relationships in the legal and real estate communities.

In 1983, Tom joined Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company as the Mercer County Branch Manager. In 1993, he was assigned to the company’s Marlton office where he oversaw the 53 person operation, while monitoring and serving several title agencies. Mr. Ryan worked with a variety of outlets in Central New Jersey until 2005 when he joined Fidelity National Title Insurance Company.

Tom’s underwriting achievements include the acquisition of Merrill Lynch’s $60 million campus in Plainsboro, the Princeton Forrestal Village’s lease from the Trustees of Princeton University, and the development of a $100 million commercial site on Route 1, the Hughes Justice Complex, Trenton’s Riverfront Stadium, and the Sovereign Bank Arena.

Mr. Ryan has testified in the New Jersey court system as an expert in title matters. For ten years he has served, and continues to serve, as the chairman of the Mercer County Planning Board. In the past, he also chaired Mercer County’s Historic Preservation Commission.

Christopher Scully

Realtor Associate

Address52 State Highway #33
Hamilton, NJ 08619
E-mail Addresscscully@richardsoncommercial.com Phone Number(609) 586-1000 ext. 17 Fax Number(609) 586-8732

Chris Scully was born in Marlton New Jersey. His family moved to Ewing Township NJ where Chris attended Ewing High School. In High School Chris was active in sports as well as social and civic activities.

After graduation Chris attended courses at Mercer County College. Moving on to Philadelphia he began schooling in the food industry where he worked for a number of years with emphasis and training in the administrative and managing aspects of the profession. During this period he attended courses and seminars specializing in his field.

Chris’s knowledge of service and marketing led to his recognition in the field as a top performer. Recently Chris returned to the Mercer county area where he accepted a new challenge. After completing a concentrated curriculum in commercial Real Estate he joined Richardson Commercial Realtors as a Sales Associate. He is ready to continue his previous success by bringing his hard earned knowledge to new clients. Chris looks forward to serving the Real Estate needs of those requiring personal and caring service.

Philip Vinch III

Realtor Associate

Address52 State Highway #33
Hamilton, NJ 08619
E-mail Addresspjvinch@gmail.com Phone Number609-792-7473 Fax Number(609) 586-8732

Philip “PJ” Vinch III grew up in Hopewell and currently resides in Lawrenceville. The lifelong New Jersey resident attended Pennington Prep before going on to receive a marketing degree from Nasson College in Springvale, Maine.

After college, he founded a construction company as well as an environmental services firm. He was also the owner of an asset management company, which led to a stint as the star of a television show, Bear Swamp Recovery. Through his ventures, PJ not only cultivated relationships with some of the tri-state area’s largest real estate developers, he gained in-depth experience developing and performing asset management for all types of residential and commercial real estate as well as evaluating cost and environmental risk for Fortune 1000 firms and various financial institutions.

Having built and owned commercial real estate himself, PJ recently decided to obtain his real estate license. With a unique background that touches on finance, development, sales, rentals and risk assessment, he is in the position to help Richardson’s clients maximize their profits and make sound investment decisions.

PJ strongly believes in giving back to the community and serves as the director of region 1 of the Tall Cedars Foundation, which raises money and awareness for MDA. He’s also involved in the Masonic Charities and the Knights Templar Eye Foundation. In his free time he enjoys fishing, golf, travel and food.

Jeffrey Williams

Realtor Associate

Address52 State Highway #33
Hamilton, NJ 08619
E-mail Addressjwilliams@richardsoncommercial.com Phone Number(609) 586-1000 ext. 23 Fax Number(609) 586-8732

Jeffrey Williams was born in Jersey City and grew up in Holmdel, NJ. Jeffrey attended Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1986. This is where he met his wife Bryna, who he has been married to since 1989. They also have a ten year old son named Zachary. In 2010, Jeffrey received his New Jersey Real Estate license and joined Richardson Commercial and he intends to pursue his appraisal license in the near future.

Jeff spent the past eleven years prior to joining Richardson Commercial Realtors as the IT Director at the Hun School of Princeton. Jeff managed the school\'s computer network and systems and was responsible for managing employees within the IT Department. Prior to the Hun School, Jeff worked as an area developer for Manhattan Bagel of New England. He was responsible for selling franchises, supporting ongoing franchise operations, opening Manhattan Bagel stores and maintaining relationships between franchisees and the parent company.

Jeff has been a volunteer coach for his sons various athletic teams, including baseball, soccer, and basketball. He enjoys traveling, golf and participating in athletic events.

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