United Way announces 8 Impact Awards finalists for CRE Legacy Event, fundraiser

The United Way has announced the eight finalists for the two Impact Awards it will give out at its 23rd annual United Way Commercial Real Estate Network’s Legacy Event later this summer.

The event will feature eight project finalists for United Way’s Impact Award, with winners announced in two categories — a commercial real estate project and an industrial real estate project that had the most positive impact in the region in the past year.

Finalists are chosen by the United Way Commercial Real Estate Network, a group of industry executives who partner with United Way for its largest annual fundraiser.

United Way’s annual networking and fundraising event attracts leading industry professionals. Since 2000, the commercial real estate industry has helped raise more than $4 million for United Way. This year’s Gold Sponsors are Alston Construction, Turner Construction Co. and Vision Real Estate Partners.

The event will be held June 2 attThe Meadow Wood in Randolph. (For more information, or to register for the event, click here.)

A look at the finalists:


  • AT&T in Bedminster, 1405 and 1425 Route 206, Bedminster;
  • Avis Budget Group & Gilead Sciences at LATITUDE, 369-399 Interpace Parkway, Parsippany;
  • Fiserv Innovation Center at the Park, 100 Connell Drive, Berkeley Heights;
  • Lord Abbett, 30 Hudson St., Jersey City;
  • PTC Therapeutics, 400 and 500 Warren Corporate Center Drive, Warren.


  • 100 Frontage Road, 100 Frontage Road, Newark;
  • Monroe 8A Logistics Center, 904 Cranbury South River Road, Monroe;
  • Samsung at Linden Logistics Center, 700 Linden Logistics Way, Linden.

The event will feature keynote speaker Ying McGuire, CEO and president of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. The nation’s largest nonprofit advocacy organization for minority business enterprises, NMSDC has helped these businesses achieve nearly $400 billion in economic output.

CREW NJ, an organization for professional women in commercial real estate, will receive the United Way Spirit of Philanthropy Award. The award honors an individual or group from the commercial real estate industry whose actions reflect the values of United Way. Throughout its 40-year history, CREW NJ has fundraised for hundreds of charities and worked to address food insecurity, financial instability and domestic violence.