The 2016 CRE Stellar Networking Cocktail and Awards Presentation

October 4, 2016

Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ

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2015 Commercial Real Estate Honoree  Michael G. McGuinness, CEO  NAIOP New Jersey 

Michael M. and Elizabeth W-R

Last year’s event was a wonderful afternoon that started with a stellar networking cocktail hour, followed by lunch and award presentation.  Industry leaders gathered to pay tribute to Michael McGuinness and the great work of NAIOP throughout the state. Proceeds from this event benefit the American Conference on Diversity signature Lead for Diversity Institute that launched the summer of 1995.

Proceeds from the Luncheon will help us continue to provide programs that promote understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures. More schools need programs to address bullying and violence in their schools and don’t have the resources. This benefit event helps us provide scholarship to students and schools that want diversity education programs.

Michael McGuinness is Chief Executive Officer of NAIOP New Jersey, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, which represents over 16,000 members in North America.  The New Jersey Chapter has close to 700 members representing developers, owners, asset managers and investors of commercial real estate including office, industrial, mixed-use, and retail properties. Mr. McGuinness and NAIOP have support the work of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, now the American Conference on Diversity for many years. We are still committed the same values of promoting respect among all races, religions and cultures. McGuinness has had a number of articles published, including:

  • “What Developers Want” New Jersey Municipalities, December 2002

  • “Navigating the Regulatory Maze” New Jersey Municipalities, November 1996

  • “Fix Focus to Spur Slowed State Growth” Rutgers University Center for Urban Policy Research Report, Winter 1994.