About David Gockel

David Gockel, PE, PP, LEED AP, ASCE Fellow, is President and CEO of Langan Engineering and Environmental Services. Langan provides an integrated mix of engineering and environmental consulting services in support of land development projects, corporate real estate portfolios, and the energy industry. Clients include developers, property owners, public agencies, corporations, institutions, and energy companies around the world.

With 40 years of experience on major real estate developments here and abroad, Gockel specializes in complex urban and brownfield redevelopment projects, community planning and redevelopment, stadium/arena development, and waterfront restoration. He has served as Principal-in-Charge on some of the firm’s largest and most complex development projects. Under Gockel’s leadership, Langan has grown fivefold in size from 250 people to over 1,500, and from seven offices to more than 35 since 2003.

David Gockel is actively involved in industry organizations and received awards and accolades for his commitment to the engineering profession. Most recently, he was named a Fellow by the America Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In years past, the organization has previously awarded him the Engineer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Section. He has also received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Commercial Real Estate Community, and the President’s Award from NAIOP, where he serves on the Board of Governors for NAIOP’s Research Foundation. He also serves on the Board of the Developers Political Action Committee.



About the Award: The NAIOP NJ Impact Award recognizes firms and/or individuals who have had a significant impact on New Jersey's commercial and industrial real estate development industry. This award is intended for distinguished industry trendsetters. See previous honorees.


Join us in honoring David Gockel

To purchase Gala Tickets, Journal Placements or Gem Sponsorship: download, print, complete & return with payment the 2022 Gala Purchase Form.

Offer your congratulations! We hope you will join us in recognizing David Gockel's accomplishments with a congratulatory placement in the Gala Journal. The award recipients are showcased in the Gala Journal, a lasting keepsake of this special evening. This is your opportunity to offer your congratulations to David, and promote your business to the real estate industry's most influential decision makers. The Gala Journal deadline is April 28, 2022 For inspiration, see the 2021 Gala Journal.

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Event Details
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022,  4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, The Palace at Somerset Park
  • Red Carpet Arrival
  • Welcome Reception
  • Commercial Real Estate Awards Presentation
  • Deal of the Year Awards Presentation
  • Grand Reception

All inquiries about the Gala and membership status should be directed to Donna Laterza.



Deadlines and Dates to Remember

  • April 28, 2022  Gala Journal (print-ready material and payment) and Gem Sponsorship Deadline.
  • June 16 The 35th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala.



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