Real Estate Awards Reception

New Jersey 2023

Thursday, September 21, 2023  |  5 p.m.
Ridgewood Country Club
96 W Midland Ave, Paramus, NJ 07480

For more information, please contact Alexis Stone


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March of Dimes  in partnership with the Real Estate Committee invite you to enjoy a night at an exclusive networking event for the Real Estate industry.  The event includes dinner, cocktails, a silent auction and program. This year we will come together in a safe and meaningful way in order to make a difference for moms and babies. Your support helps March of Dimes lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies by funding research, leading programs and providing education and advocacy.       


Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, the March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors and leadership teams. They participate in an exclusive dining event while supporting a critical cause. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our events, providing you with brand recognition, civic engagement and an exclusive client entertainment opportunity within the event. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes.
For Sponsorship Opportunities CLICK HERE or contact Alexis Stone at [email protected] for more information.


Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

Learn more about the mission work in the Greater New York/New Jersey area.

2023 Pynes Putting Challenge 

Congratulations to our 2022 Pynes Putting Winners Seth Zuidema and Frank Maldonado of Cushman & Wakefield. 

For information about the 2023 Pynes Putting Challenge please CLICK HERE

2023 Event Honoree 
Cocoziello Family of Advance Realty

Advance Realty Investors has grown rapidly ever since being launched in West Orange, NJ in 1979. Founder Peter J. Cocoziello quickly recognized that success depends on vision, creativity, adding value, and forging trusted, long-term relationships with the investment, broker, tenant, and local communities. Along with this growth came the evolution of a trusted, highly competent, agile in-house team of real estate experts who have become the pillars of our company and leaders in our industry.  Through the leadership of Peter, Peter, Dan and Alex Advance is well positioned for continued growth in Industrial, Multi-Family, Life-Science, Retail and Office.  With a robust pipeline the team is focused on executing key Developments, re-investing capital across it’s key product types, and remaining a best in class owner, operator, and manager.  Advance owns, manages, or has invested in a 15 million square foot portfolio of properties that is well diversified across all asset classes.

NEW 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award
Geoffrey Schubert of Lee & Associates

A 54-year industry veteran, Schubert has worked with clients including AT&T, CBS, the Georgetown Group, Hanover Real Estate, Merrill Lynch, Prudential Insurance Co., Rialto Capital Advisors, Transwestern Investment, the U.S. Postal Service and more. He is best known for specializing in office buildings and development, and transactions in the Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, Morris and Bergen County markets.

Schubert previously served as senior vice president at CBRE, where he focused on agency and tenant representation, build-to-suit business and investment sales. During his time at CBRE, he was ranked in the top 10% of CBRE professionals nationally. Prior to joining CBRE, Schubert was SVP and Managing Director of Koll Management Services. He also held senior positions at Koll New Jersey, Bridgewood Properties Inc. and Vantage Cos.,where he liquidated a $450 million real estate portfolio of high-tech, industrial, land and office.
As a longtime supporter of the work of March of Dimes and it's mission, Geoff has served as a volunteer leader on the NJ Real Estate Awards Committee. We are honored to recognize Geoff for his dedication, generosity and relentless efforts to advance the mission to provide the very best outcomes for all Moms and babies.


Thank you to the leadership of our chairs and committee members, we are honored to present this year's event. After months of hard work, these volunteers have taken the event to new heights. March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that makes this evening possible.

2023 Co-Chairs:
Michael Klein, JLL Capital Markets
Ryan Fraser, Vision Real Estate Partners

2023 Committee:
Anthony Amadeo, Woodmont Industrial Partners
Rob Borny, Dermody Properties
Michael J. Bruno, Stone Creek Construction Group, LLC
William Colgan, CHA Partners
Peter John Cocoziello, Advance Realty
Tim Connell, Hornrock Properties
Sam Higgins, M&T Bank
Christopher Johnson, Vanguard Energy Partners
Katie Kennedy, Truist
Mike Kroll, Wiss Company
Andrew MacDonald, Penwood Real Estate Investment Management, LLC
Mark Mahasky, Denholtz Associates
Christopher Marx, Savills
Orry Michael, Faropoint
Connor Milanaik, Bridge industrial
Alex Motiuk, F. Greek Development
Brian Rand, Bergman Realty
Hannah Reilly, Prologis
Harrison Russell, Newmark Knight Frank
Sarah Rutherford, Prologis
Kim Sacramone, HLW
Matthew Schiller, Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP
Geoffrey Schubert, Lee Associates
Ed Shannon, Structure Tone, Inc. 
Erik Sletteland, Structure Tone, Inc.
Kim Stirba-Reynolds, DRA Advisors
Thomas Trautner, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi
Judy Troiano, Avison Young
Michael Wachter, The Rock Brook Consulting Group
David Wolfe, Skoloff & Wolfe, PC
Peter Zipp, Zipp & Tannenbaum, LLC
Marlyn Zucosky, Ware Malcomb



View our updated event acknowledgements and waivers here.