The 2015 American Conference on Diversity

Commercial Real Estate Honoree

Michael G. McGuinness, CEO

NAIOP New Jersey


Michael M. and Elizabeth W-R

The Luncheon took place Wednesday, June 3 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ.  It 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.

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Proceeds from the Luncheon will help us continue to provide programs that promote understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures.

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.

Mr. McGuinness currently serves as an advisor to and kitchen cabinet member of Governor Christie’s Choose New Jersey, a founding member of the Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition, and a trustee and environmental chair of the New Jersey Society for Environmental, Economic Development (NJ SEED). He also chairs the Economic Competitiveness Committee for the North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium.   He has also served on the New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission from 2002-2004.ATT_1434839988657_20150603_13403820150603_11323920150603_115328_00120150603_11530720150603_113413