The Gala has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 9 as a virtual celebration.


About Eugene Diaz

Eugene R. Diaz founded Prism as an entity that would enable him to expand his work in real estate investment and development. Previously, Diaz worked for Cushman & Wakefield and has held several leadership positions at Gale & Wentworth, including chief investment officer responsible for directing and overseeing all aspects of the company’s investment activities. He established the company’s Asset Management Department and grew the firm’s owned investment portfolio from 500,000 square feet to more than 12 million square feet in eight states. Throughout his career, Diaz has been responsible for the acquisition and capitalization of more than 14.5 million square feet of commercial real estate. He earned a master’s degree in Real Estate Investment & Development from New York University, where he has frequented as a guest lecturer and stand-in professor. Diaz received undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University. He was honored in 2001 by Commercial Property News as one of their “Stars to Watch.”

Learn more about Gene Diaz and Prism Capital Partners

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 Gene Diaz

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

Offer your congratulations! We hope you will join us in recognizing Gene Diaz'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 Gene and promote your business to the real estate industry's most influential decision makers. The Gala Journal deadline is August 5, 20120 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 and Dates to Remember

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



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