The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association, has announced the finalists for its highly coveted Deal of the Year Awards.
Three winners, one for Economic Impact, one for Creative Office, and one for Creative Industrial, will be revealed at the 25th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at The Palace at Somerset Park.
The finalists are:
Economic Impact: Panasonic Corporation of North America’s new US HQ. Nominees: Hillary Budny, Matrix Development Group and Jeffrey Schotz , SJP Properties. Partners in the deal: Matrix Development Group; SJP Properties; and Newmark Knight Frank;
Kenco Logistic Services/Green Mountain Coffee Roasters: Nominee: CBRE. Partners in the deal: CB Richard Ellis; Green Mountain Coffee Roasters; Kenco Logistics; and Principal Global Investors;
Goya Foods Purchase of Jersey City Development Parcel: Nominees: Cushman & Wakefield and The Rockefeller Group Development Corporation. Partners in the deal: Cushman & Wakefield; The Rockefeller Development Corp.; Goya Foods; Connell Foley; Sills Cummis & Gross; and Langan Engineering and Environmental Services.
Creative Office: US Headquarters Novo Nordisk: Nominee: Ivy Equities. Partners in the Deal: Ivy Equities; LCOR Inc.; Newmark Knight Frank, and Intercontinental Real Estate Company;
Realogy Corporation US HQ: Nominee: The Hampshire Companies. Partners in the Deal: The Hampshire Companies, Newmark Knight Frank, Realogy, Drinker Biddle & Reath, NJEDA, Kohn Pederson Fox, Tischman Construction.
Creative Industrial: I/O Data Centers: Nominee: KTR Capital Partners. Partners in the Deal: KTR Capital Partners; Jones Lang LaSalle; and I/O Data Centers;
Wakefern Food Corp. by Elberon Development Corp: Nominee: Elberon Development Co., LLC. Partners in the Deal: Elberon Development Co., LLC ; Wakefern Food Corp.; and Langan Engineering and Environmental Services.
The Gala will be honoring the recipients of the 2012 Commercial Real Estate Awards: L. Robert Lieb, Chairman and CEO of Mountain Development Corp., will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Impact Awards will be presented to Andrew J. Merin of Cushman & Wakefield, and T&M Associates.
The law firm Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer will receive the Industry Service Award. Seena Stein, of Newmark Knight Frank, will be honored with the Chairman’s Award.
The 25th Anniversary Gala is chaired by Gretchen Wilcox of G .S. Wilcox & Co., William Hanson of NAI James E. Hanson, and Clark Machemer of Rockefeller Group Development Corp.
For complete details and information on purchasing tickets, placements in the commemorative Gala Journal and sponsorships, call 732-729-9900, or visit www.naiopnj.org/25Gala.