United Way of Northern New Jersey will be back in person for its 22nd annual Commercial Real Estate Network’s Legacy Event at the Hilton Parsippany on June 3.
“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, 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.”
Seven project finalists are in the running for this year’s Impact Award. Winners will be announced in two categories: recognizing the commercial real estate project and industrial real estate project that had the most positive impact in the region over the past year.
Commercial project finalists
- CSG Law, 105 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland
- Edge Works at SciTech Scity, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
- PIM Brands Inc. Global Headquarters, 225 Brae Blvd., Park Ridge
- Valley Bank Headquarters, 52-74 Speedwell Ave., Morristown
Industrial project finalists:
- Bob’s Discount Furniture, 150 Old New Brunswick Road, Piscataway
- Bridge Point 78, 1000-7000 Rand Blvd., Phillipsburg
- Phillipsburg Logistics Center at 78, 39 Stryker Road, Lopatcong Township
Spirit of Philanthropy Award recipient:
- Mark Romanski, vice president, Turner Construction Co.
The 2022 Spirit of Philanthropy Award will go to Turner Construction Co. Vice President Mark Romanski. The two-term member of United Way’s board of trustees is also co-chair of the Commercial Real Estate Network Committee, on which he has served for more than 10 years. During his tenure with both groups, United Way said Romanski has raised thousands of dollars to support the organization’s work.
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.
Pfizer Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Global Supply Frank D’Amelio will also speak at the event, in conversation with Greater Trenton Senior Vice President Bryan Evans. According to the United Way, during his 15 years with Pfizer D’Amelio has played key roles in acquisitions and partnerships valued at almost $200 billion, including the $68 billion acquisition of Wyeth.
The organization said the commercial real estate industry has helped to raise more than $3.4 million for it since 2000. The Legacy Event raises funds for United Way’s efforts to improve life for ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and households in poverty.
Gold sponsors for the event are JLL and Turner Construction Co. More information and registration details are available here.