NAIOP NJ honors eight organizations, Rutgers’ Hughes at President’s Awards Reception

NAIOP New Jersey honored eight organizations at its recent President’s Awards Reception, it announced this week.

The commercial real estate group also inducted James Hughes, dean emeritus at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, into its NAIOP NJ Hall of Fame.

More than 200 people from the real estate industry attended the recognition event, which was held at Bell Works in Holmdel. It was NAIOP NJ’s first in-person gathering since the COVID-19 pandemic — which forced the cancelation of the President’s Awards in 2020.

The eight honored organizations were:

  • Alfred Sanzari Enterprises;
  • CBRE;
  • Elberon Development Group;
  • Kushner Real Estate Group;
  • Langan Engineering & Environmental Services;
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey;
  • Rutgers University; and
  • Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

“We all learned many important lessons during the pandemic, including the knowledge that success, resilience and endurance require us to be disciplined, focused, flexible, creative, adaptable, tenacious and hopeful,” NAIOP NJ President Gus Milano, of Hartz Mountain Industries, said in a prepared statement. “As our NAIOP NJ family comes back together for the first time in many months, it is the perfect time to honor eight venerable companies and organizations that exemplify those traits — and to thank them for their leadership and service to the association, our industry and the state of New Jersey.”

NAIOP NJ’s major annual event, the 34th annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala, will be held in October at the Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset.