NAIOP New Jersey accepting nominations for 27th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards

NAIOP New Jersey, the commercial real estate development association, is accepting nominations for the 27th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards, the industry’s most prestigious honors. Details and nomination forms are available at The awards will be presented at the Gala on May 15, 2014 at the Palace at Somerset Park.

The awards honor excellence in commercial and industrial real estate development, including innovation, impact, leadership and contributions to the community. The deadline for nominations for the following awards is Dec. 31, 2013 at 5 p.m., and the honorees will be announced on Jan. 29, 2014 at the Annual Meeting and Commercial Real Estate Outlook at the Short Hills Hilton Hotel.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Recognizes an individual who has had a distinguished and long-standing record of service to the industry and community, as well as significant personal accomplishments.

Impact Award: Recognizes up to two firms and/or individuals, at least one of which is a member of the New Jersey Chapter, that have had a significant impact on New Jersey’s commercial and industrial real estate development industry.

Industry Service Award: Recognizes a firm, an individual or an entity that has made a substantial contribution to the commercial and industrial real estate industry in support of the industry’s goals.

Deal of the Year Awards

NAIOP New Jersey is also accepting entries for the Deal of the Year competition. One award will be presented in each of the following categories: Creative

Deal of the Year; Industrial Deal of the Year; and Office/Mixed Use Deal of the Year. To be eligible, a deal must include a commercial real estate component, at least one principal partner in the deal must be a NAIOP New Jersey member, and the deal must have been completed by Dec. 31, 2013. The deadline for entries is Jan. 30, 2014 at 5 p.m. The entry package is available at

Design competition

The design competition is open to NAIOP New Jersey members and nonmembers (age 18 and older), who are design professionals, as well as students studying art, architecture and design. The winning design will define the color scheme, lighting and staging, and will be the template for marketing materials, signs, invitations, cocktail napkins, linens and the PowerPoint Awards Presentation. The deadline for entries is Dec. 31, 2013 at 5 p.m. The winning designer will receive prizes and promotional benefits valued at approximately $2,000 and will be featured in a news release and in NAIOP New Jersey Chapter publications. For complete details and to download an entry package, visit

NAIOP New Jersey’s Gala, one of the top networking events of the year, attracts hundreds of commercial and industrial real estate professionals “who know that it is a can’t-miss event,” said NAIOP New Jersey president Michael Allen Seeve of Mountain Development Corp. “In addition to providing the opportunity to honor our industry’s ‘best of the best,’ it is also a networking event that could lay the groundwork for their next big deal or career move.”

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