The Gala has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 9 as a Virtual Celebration.

About the Frank Visceglia Family

The Frank Visceglia Family has been a transformational force in New Jersey for decades. Federal Business Centers, a third-generation family business, was started by Frank Visceglia in 1938. The company’s Raritan Center is home to hundreds of companies — Fortune 500 companies, Global 500 companies, and market leaders from every business sector.  As a master-planned, mixed-use business park, Raritan Center encompasses over 2,350 acres of land and almost 15 million square feet of business space, including office space, flex space, and warehouse/distribution space. Business amenities include restaurants, hotels, and banks, along with regional shipping centers for FedEx Express, United Parcel Service, and FedEx Ground.

The Frank Visceglia Family is also NAIOP New Jersey’s “Founding Family”. In 1970, NAIOP New Jersey was born when Frank Visceglia, Sr. invited David Steiner to lunch to discuss the regulatory environment in NJ and how they could combat its negative impact on development. Although the industry was represented on the national level by the recently formed NAIOP, Visceglia felt there was a need to provide input at the state level. Visceglia and Steiner invited colleagues to join them for a series of informal breakfast meetings, and the group became the first NAIOP Chapter, uniting all facets of the non-residential development sector to advocate for pro-growth public policies.

Mr. Visceglia began a long tradition of his family members playing key roles in the growth and advancement of NAIOP. Frank D. Visceglia served as the Chair of National NAIOP in 1990, the association’s Golf Classic awards the Visceglia Cup in his name annually, and scholarships in his name are presented to an Eagle Scout and a Gold Award Scout at the President’s Awards Dinner each November. The contemporary Visceglias, Peter, Frank Jr. and Nicole, have continued to serve and support NAIOP with leadership roles ranging from the Board of Trustees to the Developers Political Action Committee.

About the Award

The NAIOP NJ Lifetime Achievement Award...our highest honor...recognizes a distinguished and longstanding record of exemplary service to the industry and community, as well as significant personal accomplishments. All nominations were reviewed by the Awards Committee, which selected the honorees. See previous honorees.

Join us in honoring the Frank Visceglia Family

To purchase Gala Tickets, Journal Placements or Gem Sponsorship: download, print, complete & return with payment this 2020 Gala Purchase Form.  

Offer your congratulations! We hope you will join us in recognizing the Frank Visceglia Family's decades of 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 the Viscegelias and promote your business to the real estate industry's most influential decision makers. The Gala Journal deadline is August 5, 2020. For inspiration, view the 2019 Gala Journal

Make your presence known! Gala Gem Sponsorships, available at three levels, include tickets, a Gala Journal placement and added benefits. Watch the 2019 Gala highlight video

Event Details
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Welcome & Networking Chats
  • Special Guest Speaker
  • Awards Presentations
  • NAIOP NJ 50th Anniversary Celebration Video
  • Deal of the Year Awards
  • Deeper Dives with the Deal Makers

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

Deadlines & Dates to Remember

  • August 5, 2020  Gala Journal (print-ready material and payment) & Gem Sponsorship Package Deadline
  • September 9, 2020 The 33rd Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala

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