Real estate organization NAIOP New Jersey honored top professionals, organizations and transactions in the industry at its annual Awards Gala, held earlier this month at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset.
More than 800 people attended the black-tie event, NAIOP NJ said.
“The individuals and firms we honor tonight represent the commercial real estate industry’s best and brightest,” NAIOP NJ President Dave Gibbons of Elberon Development Group said at the event. “To each of our honorees, your teams and all of the Deal of the Year finalists, we offer our gratitude and respect for your commitment to revitalizing communities and ensuring that New Jersey remains competitive and attractive to its residents and businesses.”
Individual awards included:
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Jon F. Hanson, chairman of The Hampshire Cos.;
- Caren S. Franzini Public Partner Award: John E. McCormac, mayor of Woodbridge;
- Impact Award: Michael J. DeMarco, CEO of Mack-Cali Realty Co., and Jeffrey J. Milanaik, partner, Northeast Region, with Bridge Development Partners;
- Industry Service Award: Stan Danzig, vice chairman of Cushman & Wakefield.
The Deal of the Year Awards were chosen in three categories by a panel of judges:
- Industrial: BridgePort 1 Logistics Center, Perth Amboy (Bridge Development Partners, CBRE, Banner Oak Capital Partners, Teachers Retirement System of Texas, Wells Fargo, Heitman Capital Management, Premier Design Build Group, Menlo Engineering Associates, SESI Consulting Engineers, Excel Environmental Resources, Melick-Tully & Associates, Lane Miller, Wanda Monahan and the city of Perth Amboy);
- Office: The Crossings, Whippany — sale from Vision Real Estate Partners and The Rubenstein Partners to Barclays Capital (Vision Real Estate Partners, Rubenstein Partners, Barclays Capital, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL, Fox Rothschild and Gensler);
- Mixed-Use: New Brunswick Cultural Center redevelopment, New Brunswick (New Brunswick Development Corp., Pennrose Properties, city of New Brunswick, county of Middlesex, Rutgers University, New Brunswick Cultural Center, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, New Brunswick Parking Authority, AJD Construction, Elkus Architects, Investors Bank, AEGON, Citi and TD Bank).