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Mack-Cali’s CEO Mitchell E. Rudin was Honored, Raising $280,000 at June Event

FAR HILLS, N.J., July 1, 2016 – More than 200 commercial real estate professionals came out in support of the fight for healthy babies and honored Mitchell E. Rudin, CEO of Mack-Cali at the recent New Jersey March of Dimes Real Estate Award Reception and Pynes Putting Challenge. The annual event, which took place at the United States Golf Association (USGA) in Far Hills, raised a record amount of $280,000.

The Real Estate Award Reception has been recognizing industry leaders since 2000. It provides a forum for the March of Dimes to raise awareness about its mission of preventing prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality. The event drew senior executives from real estate companies including brokers, managers, architects, developers, owners, engineers and related industries.

“As we celebrate 78 years of work of the March of Dimes, we are especially grateful for the opportunity to honor our supporters tonight,” said Gina Radice, executive director of market development, North Central New Jersey Market. “Mitchell Rudin is not only a well respected leader in the real estate industry, his family has experienced what it was like to have babies born prematurely. Mitchell’s presence, along with his company’s generosity and heartfelt support, has helped to increase awareness of our mission. Everyone involved has brought great success to the event.”

“When I went to visit the NICU at Valley Hospital several months ago, it reminded me of when my sister-in-law gave birth to premature twins,” said Rudin. “My niece was just over 2 pounds and my nephew was just under 2 pounds. That was 23 years ago, and today they are both happy, healthy, and successful adults. It makes you realize just how important and needed the work of March of Dimes is.”

The Real Estate Award Reception was co-chaired by Geoffrey Schubert, CBRE, Stephen B. Siegel, CBRE, Jonathan Mechanic, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, and Robert J. Ivanhoe, Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Erik Sletteland of Structure Tone Inc. was Pynes Putting Chair. The challenge began with initial competitions at Somerset Hills and Ridgewood Country Club in late May. It culminated in the final match at the prestigious 16,000 square-foot Pynes Putting Course at the USGA. The 2016 winning team included Tom Pace and Rich Trautwein of BFI. They received tickets to the US Open, compliments of USGA, lodging by Wyndham Worldwide, a framed proclamation by Jack Nicklaus, and the Pynes Trophy engraved with the winners’ names.

In addition to a gourmet buffet of hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert, guests enjoyed the opportunity to participate in a silent auction, with top prizes including professional sports and Broadway show tickets, golf packages, jewelry, spa services and much more. Prizes were generously donated by New Jersey area businesses as well as real estate committee members.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For more information visit or



Photo Caption Left to Right: Carol Roberts, March of Dimes North Central New Jersey Market; Chris Marx, Savills Studley; honoree Mitchell Rudin, Mack-Cali; and event co-chair Geoffrey Schubert, CBRE.

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