By Joshua Burd
The United Way of Northern New Jersey has revealed this year’s honorees at an annual fundraiser that draws support from hundreds of commercial real estate industry leaders.
Slated for June 3 at the Hilton Parsippany, the United Way Commercial Real Estate Network’s Legacy Event will feature seven project finalists for the organization’s coveted Impact Award, with winners to be selected in the office and industrial sectors. The nominees, which are judged on having the most positive impact in the region in the past year, include:
- CSG Law’s headquarters at 105 Eisenhower Parkway in Roseland
- Edge Works at SciTech Scity at 222 Jersey City Blvd. in Jersey City
- PIM Brands Inc.’s global headquarters at 225 Brae Blvd. in Park Ridge
- Valley Bank’s headquarters at 52-74 Speedwell Ave. in Morristown
- Bob’s Discount Furniture at 150 Old New Brunswick Road in Piscataway
- Bridge Point 78 at 1000-7000 Rand Blvd. in Phillipsburg
- Phillipsburg Logistics Center at 78, at 39 Stryker Road in Lopatcong
The United Way Commercial Real Estate Network, a group of industry executives who partner with United Way for its largest annual fundraiser, choose the finalists.
“Returning to an in-person event to celebrate the accomplishments of our region’s commercial real estate industry is something we all look forward to,” said George Xuereb, senior vice president for resource development, at United Way of Northern New Jersey. “Our awards highlight those projects that are making a positive impact in our communities through job creation, sustainable building practices, land improvements and so much more.”
Attendees will also hear from Pfizer Chief Financial Officer Frank D’Amelio, who also serves as executive vice president of global supply, according to a news release. During his 15-year tenure, he has played key roles in acquisitions and partnerships valued at nearly $200 billion, including the transformative $68 billion acquisition of Wyeth.
United Way’s annual networking and fundraising event attracts leading real estate industry professionals. Since 2000, the industry has helped raise more than $3.4 million for United Way.
This year’s Gold Sponsors are JLL and Turner Construction Co.
Along with recognizing the industry’s outstanding achievements, the event also raises critical funds for United Way’s work across the region to improve life for a group known as ALICE, or asset-limited, income-constrained and employed, and households in poverty, who struggle to afford the basics despite working hard.