Larken Associates Bolsters Construction and Design Capabilities for its Residential and Commercial Leasing Portfolio with Promotion of Jillian Dorell to Director of Design

BRANCHBURG, NJ 03/09/2023
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Larken Associates, a regional leader in real estate building, development and management, announces the promotion of Jillian Dorell to Director of Design.

Dorell joined Larken Associates in 2015 and has quickly established herself as one of the construction and design industry’s brightest stars. Working closely with Larken Associates’ development, marketing and leasing teams, Dorell has played an integral role in many aspects of the company’s residential and commercial design work from tenant build-outs to new construction.

Dorell’s attention to detail and creativity was highlighted by her recent success in managing the design of Autumn Ridge, a brand-new 198-unit multifamily community in Lopatcong. Harnessing her vision and understanding of the demands of today’s residents, Larken Associates created an unmatched residential experience and earned the prestigious Community of the Year and Best Home in a Rental Community Awards from the New Jersey Builder’s Association as well several other awards throughout 2022.

As Director of Design, Dorell will build upon her success to lead the creation of a company-wide aesthetic and design standard across Larken Associates’ commercial and residential portfolio. In addition, Dorell will continue to build relationships with manufacturers and outside professionals to expand the company’s design capabilities and resources. Looking ahead, Dorell will lead the researching of new trends in design as well as materials and technologies for use across the firm’s existing and planned commercial and residential properties.

Dorell added, “When I joined Larken Associates, I was immediately impressed by the company's unwavering commitment to excellence in both their commercial and residential properties. As someone who holds themselves to equally high standards, I take great pride in the trust they have placed in me to help the company continue to improve our processes and raise the bar for what our tenants and residents can expect at every Larken Associates property.”

About Larken Associates
Larken Associates is a regional leader in commercial and residential real estate building, development and management. Leveraging over 50 years of experience, they are dedicated to bringing great spaces to live and work to life through a long-term ownership strategy and full suite of in-house capabilities. With a diverse commercial portfolio consisting of nearly three million square feet and 800 tenants across office, industrial, retail and mixed-use and approximately 2,000 owned and/or managed residential rental units across 22 unique communities, Larken Associates is deeply committed to the communities in which they work as well as the tenants and residents who call their buildings home. To learn more about Larken Associates, please visit us at and follow us on LinkedInFacebookTwitter, and Instagram.