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Awards will be Presented at the 35thAnnual Gala on June 16 at The Palace at Somerset Park 

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 17, 2022 – The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association, has announced the recipients of its 2022 Commercial Real Estate Awards. The most prestigious honors in the real estate community will be presented at the 35th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala, which will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, N.J. 

Eugene Preston, who recently retired from Dermody Properties, will receive the Charles Klatskin Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors an individual who has had a distinguished record in service to the industry and the community. The Impact Award will be presented to David Gockel, president/chief executive officer of Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc.; and to Onyx Equities, LLC, with John Saraceno and Jonathan Schultz, co-founders and managing principals, accepting for the company. This award recognizes firms and/or individuals that have had a significant impact on New Jersey’s commercial and industrial real estate development industry. 

Anthony Coscia, partner at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP, will be honored with the Industry Service Award in recognition of his substantial contributions in support of the industry’s goals. City of Linden Mayor Derek Armstead will receive the Caren S. Franzini Public Partner Award, which recognizes champions of economic development that inspire and transform communities.  

In addition to celebrating the achievements of leading CRE professionals and organizations, NAIOP New Jersey’s Gala will recognize the state’s most impactful real estate transactions. One award will be presented in each of the following categories: Industrial Deal of the Year, Office Deal of the Year and Mixed-Use Deal of the Year. The judges may also select one of the finalists to receive a “Transformation Award.” The deadline for entries is March 4, 2022 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit 


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