United Way Commercial Real Estate Network Legacy Luncheon
When: 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 18
Where: Hanover Marriott, 1401 Route 10 East, Whippany
Description: United Way of Northern New Jersey is approaching a sellout crowd with more than 500 registrants for its 19th annual United Way Commercial Real Estate Network Legacy Luncheon. The event will feature five project finalists for United Way’s Impact Award and will see Chris Johnson, head coach of Hollister Construction Services, receive the inaugural United Way Spirit Award. Networking, an event draw, has been extended to 90 minutes.
The winner of this year’s Impact Award will be announced during the luncheon. The coveted award recognizes a commercial 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.
This year’s finalists are:
- Barclays’ acquisition of The Crossings at Jefferson Park, 115 South Jefferson Road, Whippany
- Hahne & Co. redevelopment project, 609 Broad St., Newark
- Ironside Newark redevelopment project, 110 Edison Place, Newark
- Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark
- Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center, 150 Park Ave., Florham Park
New to the event lineup is the United Way Spirit Award. The award honors an individual from the commercial real estate industry whose actions reflect the values of United Way. Johnson, this year’s recipient, has embedded philanthropy and civic engagement into Hollister’s corporate culture.
United Way’s annual networking and fundraising event attracts leading industry professionals. Since 1999, the commercial real estate industry has helped raise more than $2.7 million for United Way.
Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Trish O’Keefe, president of Morristown Medical Center. In addition, JLL Executive Managing Director, New Jersey Markets, Dan Loughlin will moderate the luncheon, which also raises critical funds for United Way’s work across the region to improve life for ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) individuals and families who are working but struggling to afford the basics.
Medical Retail: The Convergence of Healthcare and the Retail Center
When: 12 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 30
Where: The Heldrich – 10 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Description: Join us as Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey (CREW-NJ) explores how the health care industry is filling the gap left by traditional retail stores. Confirmed speakers include:
- Nancy Erickson, executive managing director, Colliers International (moderator)
- Claudia L. Guglielmo, Esq., general counsel, Gordon Realty Management LLC
- Andrea Kyriacou, senior leasing representative, Levin Management Corp.
SIORNJ Annual Transaction Awards
When: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31
Where: Lulu’s – 225 River St., Hoboken
Description: Join us for our Annual Spring Social atop the W Hoboken at Lulu’s — the private contemporary outdoor terrace offering stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. Network amongst your peers and take in the views! The event will feature passed hors d’oeuvers, hot stations and open bar. We will also be presenting the 2017 SIOR Awards to brokers from the New Jersey chapter, including:
- Largest office lease
- Largest office sale
- Largest industrial lease
- Largest industrial sale
- Largest SIOR (in New Jersey) cooperative deal
- Largest SIOR (New Jersey) and outside SIOR (anywhere in the world) cooperative deal
- Largest land deal
- Most creative deal (this winner will be selected by the crowd after a presentation by each entrant)
Previous winning deals include transactions involving Prologis, Bridge Development Partners, Hartz Mountain Industries, Woodmont Properties, Cabot Properties, Clarion Partners, Amazon, FedEx, HelloFresh, Keurig, Ferguson and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Monmouth University’s Kislak Real Estate Institute Leadership Excellence Award Dinner
When: 5 p.m. Thursday, May 31
Where: Woodrow Wilson Hall, Monmouth University – 400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch
Description: Joins hundreds of New Jersey commercial real estate leaders as Eric Dinenberg, executive vice president for development, construction and operations with Rouse Properties, receives the Kislak Institute’s Leadership Excellence Award. The award recognizes the interdependent relationship between Monmouth University and the real estate industry and is conferred annually upon an outstanding individual for his or her distinctive contributions to the state of New Jersey and the nation through a career in real estate.