About the Award and the Honoree

Mr. Paladino has served as President of the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO) since 1994. Under his leadership, DEVCO has developed residential, commercial, academic, and institutional development projects valued at $3.5 billion. Mr. Paladino has successfully completed numerous projects to not only achieve key redevelopment objectives but to also address important public policy goals.

Currently under development is the $900 million Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center and a $55 million new elementary school. Also underway is H-1 @ The HELIX, a $730 million building that will include the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the University’s new Translational Research center and the New Jersey Innovation Hub providing space for start-ups and early-stage companies. Most recently, Paladino lead the development of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and residential tower.

Projects completed under Mr. Paladino’s stewardship include development of a campus for Stockton University and a headquarters for South Jersey Gas in Atlantic City, the redevelopment of College Ave at Rutgers, and the renovation of a historic building in Newark as university housing.

Paladino received both his bachelor’s and law degrees from Rutgers University. He has served as a Distinguished Senior Policy Fellow at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and was honored by the University as a Loyal Son of Rutgers. He currently serves as a Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and as a Director of South Jersey Industries. He previously served as a Member of the Rutgers Business School Real Estate Executive Committee.

Join us in honoring Christopher J. Paladino

To purchase Gala Tickets, Journal Placements, or Gem Sponsorship: download, print, complete, and return the 2023 Gala Purchase Form with payment.

Offer your congratulations! We hope you will join us in recognizing Christopher J. Paladino's accomplishments with a congratulatory placement in the Gala Journal. The award recipients are showcased in the full-color print and digital Gala Journal, a lasting keepsake of this special evening. This is your opportunity to offer your congratulations to Christopher and promote your business to the real estate industry's most influential decision makers. The Gala Journal deadline is April 4. For inspiration, view the 2022 Gala Journal.

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Event Details

  • Thursday, May 18, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ
  • Red Carpet Arrival
  • Welcome Reception
  • Commercial Real Estate Awards Presentations
  • Deal of the Year Awards Presentations
  • Grand Reception

Please contact Donna Laterza with all inquiries about the Gala and membership status.

Deadlines and Dates to Remember

  • April 4, Gala Journal (print-ready material and payment) and Gem Sponsorship Package deadline.
  • May 18, The 36th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala, The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ

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