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The 2021 Awards Committee
Constantino T. “Gus” Milano | Hartz Mountain Industries, NAIOP NJ President
Meryl A. G. Gonchar | Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., Gala Co-Chair
Mark Shearer | Rockefeller Group, Gala Co-Chair
Rob Kossar | JLL, Gala Co-Chair
Gene Preston | Dermody Properties, NAIOP NJ Immediate Past President
The Inaugural Charles Klatskin Lifetime Achievement Award
NAIOP NJ’s highest honor recognizes an individual who has a distinguished and longstanding record of exemplary service to the industry and community, as well as significant personal accomplishments.
Recognizes firms and/or individuals that have had a significant impact on New Jersey’s commercial and industrial real estate development industry. This award is intended for distinguished industry trendsetters. Criteria include service to the industry and community, professionalism and integrity, and overall impact on the commercial and industrial real estate industry.
Industry Service Award
Recognizes firms or individuals that have made substantial contributions to the commercial
and industrial real estate industry in support of the industry's goals.
Caren S. Franzini Public Partner Award
Presented in memory of one of New Jersey’s greatest economic development advocates, this award recognizes champions of development that inspires and transforms our communities.
Deal of the Year Judges
Director Freight Planning,
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
Dr. James W. Hughes
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University
Sr. VP Real Estate Development, Market Leader, Ryan Companies US, Inc., Phoenix, and 2021 Chairman of NAIOP Corporate
Specialist Professor, Kislak Real Estate Institute and the Department of Economics, Finance, and Real Estate, Monmouth University
Michael Allen Seeve
President, Mountain Development Corp.
Partner, Assurance Services, Ernst & Young LLP
Chief of Staff, Woodbridge Township and Executive Director Woodbridge Township Redevelopment Agency
The Deal of the Year judges evaluated submissions for: impact on the community and marketplace; degree of complexity and/or uniqueness involved; innovative strategies or creative problem solving. Finalists met with the judges for face-to-face presentations before the winning deals were selected.