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CRE Leaders Will be Honored for Outstanding Volunteer Service at Nov. 6 Event   

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Oct. 10, 2023) – NAIOP New Jersey will celebrate the outstanding service and contributions of its volunteer leaders at the Annual President’s Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner on Monday, November 6, 2023 at the Hilton Meadowlands.   

The 2023 award recipients will be recognized for the vital roles they play in supporting the industry through their work for and commitment to the commercial real estate development association. The honorees are:  

  • Legacy Award: Jack Fersko, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, LLP  
  • Pillar Award: Jeffrey Hipschman, CBRE 
  • Advocacy Award: Jay Rhatican, Hartz Mountain Industries  
  • Volunteer of the Year Award: Terry Armstrong, Elberon Development Group  
  • Rising Star Award: Andrew Chun, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services 

In addition, industry icons and longtime Chapter members Alan Lambiase of River Terminal Development Co., Joseph S. Taylor of Matrix Development Group, and Deborah Paige Hanson of The Hampshire Companies will be inducted into The NAIOP New Jersey Hall of Fame.   

“Each of these leaders has contributed their time, knowledge and energy to advance our association and New Jersey’s commercial real estate development industry,” said Mark Shearer, NAIOP NJ president. “This special evening is dedicated to celebrating their selfless and tireless work, which is especially meaningful as our industry evolves to meet ongoing challenges.”  

Networking and cocktails begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards presentation. The program concludes at 7:45 p.m.  

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