Commercial Real Estate Luncheon Co-Chair Michael Seeve (Mountain Development Group) presents honoree Mitchell (Micky) Landis (Boston Properties) with the Humanitarian Award. Landis: “People often ask me, ‘How do you have time to give to the community and provide for your family?’ My answer is, ‘I feel I don’t do enough. I could do more volunteer work—and we all could.’ . . . Strive for success but always first be a mensch.”
Commercial Real Estate Luncheon Honoree Micky Landis (Boston Properties) flanked by Luncheon Co-Chair Michael Seeve (Mountain Development Corp.) and American Conference on Diversity president & CEO Elizabeth Williams-Riley. Williams-Riley: “Much of the American Conference on Diversity history is about building bridges of cultural divides…and the work that Micky Landis does is so aligned with our mission. The commercial real estate industry has been instrumental in supporting our work at the American Conference on Diversity.”
Guests at the 2013 Commercial Real Estate Luncheon, held June 5 at Mayfair Farms (West Orange, NJ) enjoy the pre-lunch networking reception. Luncheon sponsors included Elberon Development Co.,The Landis Group, Mountain Development Corp., Sills Cummis & Gross, T&M Associates, Boston Properties, Mandelbaum & Mandelbaum, Mack-Cali Realty Corp. and McCarter & English.
Rabbi Bennett Miller, Senior Rabbi of New Brunswick’s (NJ) Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, presented the invocation. “In the years that I’ve come to know Micky Landis, he’s the one ‘changing the bandages of people with leprosy’ … and never asking for anything in return.”
All guests’ attention was focused on the American Conference on Diversity’s 65th Anniversary video highlighting DEFINING MOMENTS IN DIVERSITY.
William DIckinson High School (Jersey City, NJ) Lead for Diversity (2012) delegate Alexandra Nieves with the school’s Lead for Diversity co-advisors William Gordon and Irma Percivel.
“There’s more to me than what you see. . . . If someone told me a year ago that I’d be standing here making a speech, I wouldn’t have believed them. [My success] is truly because of the American Conference on Diversity Lead for Diversity program,” says Dickinson High School (Jersey City, NJ) Lead for Diversity delegate Alexandra Nieves, during her remarks at the Commercial Real Estate Luncheon. The commercial real estate industry’s annual luncheon supports the American Conference on Diversity’s programs, including the year-long program for high school students, Lead for Diversity.
Luncheon guests text LFD to 20222 to donate $10 to help send students to the American Conference on Diversity’s Lead for Diversity program. Micky Landis: “The American Conference on Diversity educates and empowers our next generation of leaders.” Text to Give donations help American Conference on Diversity continue its important work.
Commercial Real Estate Luncheon Honoree Micky Landis and his wife Linda, surrounded by their four children and American Conference on Diversity President & CEO Elizabeth Williams-Riley.
Commercial Real Estate Luncheon honoree Micky Landis, surrounded by his proud family.