The Plaza Companies, which inked a total of approximately $12.4 million in leases as of the third quarter of 2014 and added an additional 400KSF of property to the portfolio, took steps recently to expand its team with four new hires.

John Trusiak is joining the Plaza leasing team. Trusiak, a current Arizona State University student, comes to Plaza from Applied Microarrays in Tempe, where he managed the company’s product line, including procurement, shipping, inventory levels and logistics. He will serve as a Broker’s Associate. Trusiak will be engaged in prospecting, research, broker support and tenant and landlord representation.

Ladonna White, a Real Estate property veteran of 18 years who has coordinated, controlled and closed dozens of complex real estate transactions and projects, will join the Plaza team as a project coordinator and contract administrator. She will be responsible for managing multiple aspects of the construction department. White comes to Plaza after serving at BMO Harris Bank, where she also helped resolve client maintenance and repair issues and enforced community policies, rules and regulations and lease provisions.

Lisa Lutterman is joining Plaza Companies as an assistant property manager. Lutterman, a Southwest Minnesota State University graduate, comes to Plaza from Northern Management in St. Cloud, Minn., where she worked as a personal assistant to company’s top executives. In that role, she also processed leases and lease renewals and oversaw all community college leasing and marketing for the majority of the company’s properties.

Michelle Hanni is joining the Plaza team and brings significant experience in the real estate industry. Hanni, a Chabot College graduate, will serve as a Lease Contract Administrator. She comes to Plaza Companies from Transwestern, where she served as a leasing administrator and senior office manager.

“LaDonna, Lisa, Michelle and John bring ranges of skills and years of experience that will help infuse our team with even more energy and get-it-done attitude,” said Sharon Harper, President & CEO of Plaza Companies. “We are thrilled to have them all and their work will put us in the position to achieve and enhance our goals and portfolio.”